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KIND Club Show


Don't miss our very own KIND Club Show educational video program! We write, edit and shoot the educational program right here at the shelter. The videos are used in classrooms across the city and youth centers. It can also be watched at home on two local cable channels: FWCS LTV-54/24 and City TV channel 58/28.

KIND Club Shorts help children to develop a greater sense of responsibility and respect towards others by emphasizing the obligations and commitments associated with pet ownership and animal care. KIND Club shorts are produced by Animal Care & Control's humane education department in collaboration with the City's Humane Education Advisory Council. For information contact 260-427-5508.


                                                                          KIND Club Show

                                                                     Program Viewing Guide: 

          FWCS-LTV Comcast 54/Frontier 24:  Daily 2-2:30 p.m. 
                                                                           Wednesdays 7 p.m. 
                                                   FW City TV Comcast 58/Frontier 28:
                                                                         Sundays 7:30 a.m.
                                                                     Mondays 8 a.m.
                                                                             Thursdays 8:30 a.m.
                                                                      Fridays  12 p.m.
                                                                       Saturdays 9 a.m


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Help us provide Free Teaching Materials to area teachers! - Sponsor a Classroom

Allen County teachers are eligible to receive a free subscription to Kind News through donations to our education department. Kind News is produced by and arrives 5 times per year in bundles of 28 copies. This award winning character education magazine helps students learn the value of kindness towards one another, animals, and the earth. Place your free order before May 1st to begin receiving materials for the fall. Simply call our Education Department at 260-427-2590.

"Thank you so much! As we transition to the common core knews_sponsor_jpgstandards, publications like yours become even more important in the classroom. We have an increased focus on non-fiction text and your publication is written in such a child friendly format."

Elizabeth Pensinger
4th Grade Teacher
Forest Park

"I am so excited to receive a bimonthly magazine for my classroom. Not only do I teach Reading, but I also teach Science. I truly appreciate your generous donation of these magazines to my classroom. My students love reading these magazines. They are very appreciative of the donation too."

Thank you Again,


Sarah Stepney -FWCS


Adoption Lobby Hours:

12:00 - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00 - 7:00 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. - 5:30 p.m. Mon-Fri
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday
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