foster help


Welcome fosters! We have put all the information you will need as a foster at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Foster Manuals

Finding adopters for your foster animals

How do I find animals that need to be fostered?

I know someone who wants to start fostering!

Taking care of yourself

The best way to get in touch with a staff member



Kitten Lady - Mom's with Babies

Kitten Lady Webinar Series

Single Kitten Protocol



Emergency Protocol

Giving Medications

Medical Questions and General Care

Scheduling Vaccine Appointments


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 Questions? Contact the Foster Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 427-5551. 


Adoption Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. First Saturday of each month

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing.

Adoptions number:


Business Office Hours (lost & found pets, citations, or other law enforcement concerns):

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday

Animal Control Officer Assistance
9am-8pm Monday - Friday
After 8pm, weekend & holidays,
call 260-449-3000

After Hours / Immediate Officer Assistance:
1:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. Emergencies

General Contact Information:
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
After 8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, call 449-3000 for assistance.
Fax: 260-427-5514

It is our mission to serve our community in a humane, public safety capacity while working to keep pets with loving families by providing education opportunities and resources or facilitating re-homing or adoption when necessary.

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