Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control places more pets with people than any other business or organization in Northern Indiana. We welcome people from other counties and states to adopt. We just ask that you select an animal that is old enough to be spayed or neutered before leaving our shelter.
Who We Are
We are the City of Fort Wayne, Animal Care & Control Department. We are a division of Public Safety serving the City of Fort Wayne. Guided by the humane ethic and livability interests within our neighborhoods, the mission of Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is to ensure public health and safety, as well as prevent pet overpopulation, animal neglect, and animal cruelty through education, rescue, and law enforcement.
Adopting a friend
Our dog adoption fee is $85 and our cat adoption fee is $65. To talk with someone about adopting, call (260)427-5502 or for a complete list of available animals, call (260)422-PETS.
Come Visit Us!
Adoption Hours: Closed Mondays, We are open for adoptions on Tuesday through Friday 12 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. and until 7 P.M. on Wednesdays. We are also open for adoptions on the first and third Saturday of each month from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Business Office Hours for receiving and reclaiming animals: Monday through Friday 11 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., and until 7 P.M. on Wednesdays.
Directions: I-69 exit 109 A. Turn right at the light, left at the stop sign. Approx one mile to the corner of Hillegas & Butler Rd.
Animal Care & Control 3020 Hillegas Road
Adoption Office Phone: 260-427-5502