Find Allen County Indiana animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Allen County SPCA 4914 Hanna Street Fort Wayne IN 46806 260-744-0454
Alliance for Animals 5818 Maplecrest Road Fort Wayne IN 46835
Daw's PAWS 15288 Coldwater Road Fort Wayne IN 46845 260-425-0884
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control 3020 Hillegas Road Fort Wayne IN 46808 260-427-1244
Fort Wayne Humane Society 3422 Taylor Street Fort Wayne IN 46802 219-423-7151
Midwest Prairie Dog Shelter, Inc. 8916 Arcola Road Fort Wayne IN 46818 260-704-7364
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.