Animal Care Teens


 This program has been canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year to better protect the health of the teens, staff and volunteers.


Animal Care Teens (A.C.T.) is an awesome program that allows teens ages 13 to 17 help the shelter pets and learn about animal related careers! 

What you need to know...

- A.C.T. meetings are 5:30-7:00 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from Sept. 10 - May 12th

- You'll hear from rockstar professionals working in animal-related fields each meeting!

- You'll help us socialize adoptable pets!

- Each year A.C.T.s organize a canned food drive for the animals!

- You'll meet other awesome teens who love animals too!

- You'll get to go on a cool field trip to learn more about a local organization working to help animals!

- We wrap up each year with an awesome party for A.C.T.s!


The program fee is just $35.00 for the entire school year! 


The Animal Care Teens inclement weather policy is as follows:

If the Fort Wayne Community Schools close due to inclement weather or if the Mayor declares a snow emergency on a scheduled ACT meeting night, the Animal Care Teens will also be cancelled. When there is a school delay, Animal Care Teens will meet at the regularly scheduled time.



Questions?  Contact the Education Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adoption Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday

1st & 3rd Saturday of every month
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Adoption Office: 260-427-5502

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 30-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing.

Business Office Hours (lost & found- receiving lobby- 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