Animal Care Teens

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Animal Care Teens (ACT) is a program put together by our Humane Education team that allows teens ages 13 to 17 to help the shelter pets and learn about animal related careers! This is a great opportunity for teens to be involved in the shelter until they are old enough to volunteer at age 18.

- ACT is held one Saturday a month at the shelter or off-site 

- Registration is $20 - $25 per session

- You'll get to meet and learn from people currently working in a variety of animal-related careers

-  Each session will include a tour of the adoption center and meeting adoptable animals!





This program is on pause for June & July while our education team is busy with summer camp! 




No-show/Cancellation Policy:

Due to an increase in the number of no-shows per session, teens who do not show up to TWO sessions without notifying education staff will not be able to register for ACT programs for three months. We have a very long waitlist for each session and want to make sure that we're reaching teens who are interested in attending. 

A full refund will be issued to anyone who notifies staff at least 48 hours in advance of each program. Cancellations within 48 hours of the program will not be refunded. 

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, the Animal Care Teens will also be cancelled. 



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

or call (260) 427-2590



Adoption Lobby Hours:

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

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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