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
Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.
Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.