IN PERSON TOURS

We would love to host your group at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control! During an in-person tour, your group will learn all about the shelter, tour the adoption center, meet an adoptable animal and make enrichment treats for the animals in our care. We will discuss how to be a responsible pet owner and how to stay safe around pets too!

  • We ask that you please request a tour at least one week in advance of when you are wanting a tour. 
  • Tours can only be held Mon-Fri between noon and 3:30 p.m.
  • Tour programs last one hour.
  • A $20 donation to our education department is requested.

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CLASSROOM PROGRAMS

We can also come to your class or organization for a program! We will discuss the shelter, focus on how your organization can help animals at the shelter and learn what an animal shelter does in the community. We will also discuss how to be a responsible pet owner and safety around pets. 

  • We ask that you please request a classroom visit at least one week in advance.
  • Classroom visits can only be held Mon-Fri between noon and 3:30 p.m.
  • These visits last one hour.
  • A $20 donation to our education department is requested.
  • We are a fear-free certified animal shelter. This means we take extra measures to reduce the fear, anxiety, and stress in our animals. Because of this promise to our animals, we cannot bring animals to offsite visits. 

Schedule a Virtual Tour

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:

260-427-5502


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
260-427-1244
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
260-449-3000


General Contact Information:
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
3020 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne IN 46808
260-427-1244
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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