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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!


Click HERE to fill out the volunteer application!



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Who can volunteer?

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


 When can I volunteer?

                 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!


I'm allergic to cats/dogs - can I still volunteer?

                 Yes! We have lots of different volunteer roles and can work to find the best fit for you. 


I don't have any animal experience, is that okay?

                 Absolutley! Every volunteer will go through volunteer training and work with volunteer mentors to help them learn about their role and answer any questions. 



 Click HERE to watch a video to learn more about volunteering and each position available. You can read the complete Volunteer Manual HERE.


Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Chuck Schuh at 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

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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