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If you suspect an animal is being abused or is not receiving proper care please speak up. Our team of Animal Control Officers works in the community to educate the public and enforce city ordinances as well as state laws in reference to pet ownership. If you think an animal is need please do not hesitate to call to report it. 



There is a known link between animal abuse and other forms of abuse like elder abuse, domestic abuse and child abuse. When there is animal abuse happening in a home, it's an be an indicator of other abuses happening. Intervention as early as possible is an important step to protecting both animals and people. 



Have you recently purchased a puppy from a breeder and have concerns about the conditions it came from? Providing information about possible puppy mills in our community is crucial to bringing an end to the cruelty and neglect these dogs go through. To report a complaint against a breeder, fill out the Humane Society of the United States' form HERE.



To view city ordinances protecting animals in Fort Wayne click here

To report animal abuse or neglect call: 

Animal Control Officer Assistance

9am - 8pm Monday - Friday


After 8pm, weekends & holidays





Adoption Lobby Hours:

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

Adoption Office: 260-427-5502

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please bring your dogs with you to the shelter for a meet-and-greet.

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



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