Read to the Animals

 

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2022 Dates

(Registration will go live at NOON on the first weekday of each month) 

September 26 - Registration will be up Tues, Sep 6 at noon since that Monday is Labor Day.

October 24

November 28

December 19

This exciting opportunity allows children ages 5-12 to read to cats and small animals like rabbits and guinea pigs waiting on their forever homes. We provide this program as a partnership with Literacy for Companionship Inc. It is a local non-profit that aims to bring children and pets together through the joy of reading. FWACC's Humane Education Department's mission is to teach children empathy and kindness through animals, so the partnership is a perfect addition to our line up of existing programs.

Children can bring their own books or pick from our collection of Humane Education approved books!

  • Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who stays at the shelter during their reading session
  • Each child can be registered for one 30 minute time slot per session
  • Readers must be registered to attend
  • Each reading session is limited to 4 readers to ensure each child has a great experience
  • The program is FREE!
  • Children must be 5-12 years old to participate 

           

                   

Questions? Contact the Humane 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

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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