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Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control is proud to work with many generous and devoted breed rescue groups who become partner agencies with us to help homeless animals.  We appreciate their good will, time, and effort.  These groups do make a difference for animals and by becoming a partner with our shelter; they expand our resources, which are often limited.

Partner agencies are established, not-for-profit animal protection organizations incorporated for the purpose of preventing cruelty to animals.  Such agencies either have animal sheltering facilities or use “foster” or “haven” homes to house animals awaiting permanent placements. 

Groups interested in working with our department go through an application process to determine how and where animals are housed and placed.  We gather veterinary information, references, placement guidelines, and regional or national affiliation.  All of our animals are microchipped, heartworm tested and spayed or neutered before being transferred and the partner agency pays the fees for those services.

We applaud the hard work and commitment of these groups.  Working together we make great futures for animals that count on us all.  For further information on becoming a placement partner please email us 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
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. First Saturday of each month

Closed Mondays FOR ADOPTIONS
To submit a pet adoption profile, you must do so 15-minutes before closing to allow sufficient time for processing.

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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
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

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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