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At Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control volunteers are a vital part of our team! Apply to be a volunteer to start making a difference in the lives of shelter animals today!

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WHO 

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and commit to at least three months of volunteering with the shelter. 

 

WHEN

We have volunteer opportunities every day of the week at various times. Work until 5 p.m.? No problem! We have volunteer roles that would work with your work schedule and weekend needs as well! Whether you can come weekly or a few times a month - we have a role for you!

 

WHERE

Most volunteer positions are at our shelter located at 3020 Hillegas Road, but we do have options to help clean our adoptable cats at area Petsmart and Pet Supplies Plus stores. 

 

WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO?

From helping clean the dog or cat areas, welcoming guests at the front door, to helping back in surgery - our volunteers do it all. We currently have about 270 volunteers helping the animals in our care. Whether you have a lot of animal handling experience or prefer a more hands-off way of helping we have the role for you. Below is a list of volunteer positions at the shelter: 

Welcomers

Dog Kennel Care

Cat Kennel Care

Cat Isolation Care

Dog Walkers

Off-Site Cat Care (Petsmart and Pet Supplies Plus stores)

Adoptions Counselors

Laundry and Dishes

Surgery Assistant

Transporter

Small Animal Care

 

 

You can read the complete Volunteer Manual HERE.

 

Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Chuck Schuh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or 260-427-2579.

 

 

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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