October 29, 2020 - Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control’s cat population has steadily increased the past few weeks and is urging anyone interested in adopting to visit the shelter to adopt on National Cat Day October 29.  

The shelter currently has 40 cats and kittens available for adoption and a total of 136 cats and kittens in our care. In addition to the cats in our building we currently have more than 152 kittens in foster care that will soon be coming back to the shelter to be adopted out.  

“While our dog population has held steady during the global pandemic our cat population has not slowed down,” Director Amy-Jo Sites said. “We work to find the best positive outcome for every animal that comes through our doors and when we’re faced with lack of space that becomes a real challenge. We’re at a point where it is imperative that these lovable cats and kittens get adopted to make space for the others still coming in daily.” 

The adoption center is open noon – 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and noon – 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Interested adopters can view available cats and fill out an adoption application at fwacc.org. If you cannot adopt you can still help by donating to our Angel Fund. Many of the cats currently in our care are in need of advanced medical procedures to get them ready to be adopted. You can donate on our website at https://www.cityoffortwayne.org/donations.html

 Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is the largest open access shelter in Northeast Indiana taking in more than 9,000 animals each year. As an open access shelter, FWACC cannot turn away an animal for any reason including medical or behavior. It is FWACC’s vision to promote a humane community and find a positive outcome for each healthy, safe and treatable animal in our care.