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At Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control we rely on generous donations to help meet the needs of the animals in our care. From wet food for the pets to peanut butter for enrichment treats there are several items we are in constant need of. 


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Check out our Amazon Wish List. (Note: we do not endorse specific brands, the items on the list are the TYPES of items we need. Feel free to buy whatever brand you prefer.) 

Note: In an effort to keep pets and owners together, we transfer donations of unopened dry pet food to the Pet Food Pantry and refer citizens in need of food assistance.



Some items we CAN NOT use at the shelter are below: 

- Newspapers

- Pillows

- Stuffed Animals

- Used dog/cat toys

- Medication

- Cat Towers (they can not be properly sanitized)

- Dog/cat beds

- Wire crates without floor trays

- Bed Sheets

- Opened bags of food and treats

- Bleach

- Heavily used or worn items

- Broken cages


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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