Humane Fort Wayne operates entirely on the generosity of animal lovers in our community. Humane Fort Wayne is a no-kill shelter! Humane Fort Wayne is 100% donor-funded.
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Our Mission

Humane Fort Wayne is Northeast Indiana’s leading resource for connecting residents to their forever friends. For more than 65 years, we’ve served as the hub for helping animals find their safest places in our community and giving citizens the resources to get them there.

Our Animals

Animals come to Humane Fort Wayne from all kinds of circumstances. Once they enter our care, we provide medical services, rehabilitation services, behavioral assessments, and of course, lots of love and attention to prepare them for their adoption!

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15 hours ago

Humane Fort Wayne

Starting meow we will no longer require scheduled appointments for pre-approved feline adopters! ❤

Once you’re approved, you can stop by the shelter at 4914 S. Hanna Street during our regular business hours to adopt a cat or kitten! We will stop showing animals 30 minutes before closing.

‼️ We are still offering canine adoptions by appointment only. ‼️

🐾 Interested in adopting? Fill out an application here: humanefw.org/adopt/how-to-adopt/
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Starting meow we will no longer require scheduled appointments for pre-approved feline adopters! ❤

Once you’re approved, you can stop by the shelter at 4914 S. Hanna Street during our regular business hours to adopt a cat or kitten! We will stop showing animals 30 minutes before closing.

‼️ We are still offering canine adoptions by appointment only. ‼️

🐾 Interested in adopting? Fill out an application here: https://humanefw.org/adopt/how-to-adopt/

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FANTASTIC NEWS!

Trisha Mackin

24 hours ago

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#FelineFeatureFriday! 😸 We have many adorable kittens at the Humane Fort Wayne Shelter! Pictured here are Mark, Davida, & Andy! These three cuties and all of their feline friends are available for adoption RIGHT MEOW! ❤️

🐾 Ready to add a little furry friend to your family? Fill out your Adoption Application here: humanefw.org/adopt/how-to-adopt/

🐾 View all of our adoptable cats: humanefw.org/adopt/adoptable-cats/
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#FelineFeatureFriday! 😸 We have many adorable kittens at the Humane Fort Wayne Shelter! Pictured here are Mark, Davida, & Andy! These three cuties and all of their feline friends are available for adoption RIGHT MEOW! ❤️

🐾 Ready to add a little furry friend to your family? Fill out your Adoption Application here: https://humanefw.org/adopt/how-to-adopt/

🐾 View all of our adoptable cats: https://humanefw.org/adopt/adoptable-cats/

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Shalea Simmons 😭

We just adopted this cuddle bug on Tuesday. We just LOVE him!!!

Sherry Schieber

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2 days ago

Humane Fort Wayne

Calling all cat lovers! 😽 Humane Fort Wayne could use your help this kitten season! As more kittens arrive at the shelter, we will need fosters to care for them until they are ready to be put up for adoption. Fostering pets is a serious commitment, but it’s also a rewarding opportunity to watch animals on their journey to their forever homes! ❤

🐾 If you want to change an animal’s life, fill out a foster application on our website: humanefw.org/foster-application/
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Calling all cat lovers! 😽 Humane Fort Wayne could use your help this kitten season! As more kittens arrive at the shelter, we will need fosters to care for them until they are ready to be put up for adoption. Fostering pets is a serious commitment, but it’s also a rewarding opportunity to watch animals on their journey to their forever homes! ❤

🐾 If you want to change an animal’s life, fill out a foster application on our website: https://humanefw.org/foster-application/

2 days ago

Humane Fort Wayne

#ThankfulThursday 🥰 Today we are grateful for our caring friend, Julie! Julie believes in our mission at Humane Fort Wayne and along with financial support, she also chose to adopt from our organization. Today she picked out a new friend for her senior cat, Sammy. Andrew, a very special boy, received a forever home full of love, and Julie also made a generous donation so we can continue to give the very best to the animals in our care. Thank you so much, Julie! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

#ThankfulThursday 🥰 Today we are grateful for our caring friend, Julie! Julie believes in our mission at Humane Fort Wayne and along with financial support, she also chose to adopt from our organization. Today she picked out a new friend for her senior cat, Sammy. Andrew, a very special boy, received a forever home full of love, and Julie also made a generous donation so we can continue to give the very best to the animals in our care. Thank you so much, Julie! ❤️

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Thank you 🙏😇

That's a big kitty! 🥰

Thank you Julie! Adam is a sweetheart, I am sure he will bring joy to both of you in his new home! 🙏🏻💗

Thank you Julie for you kind and caring heart!

Wonderful

What a beautiful heart you have Julie..

Thank you Julie !

The world needs more people like Julie

Thank you Angel Lady

That is awesome! So is Julie!!

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Hours & Locations

SHELTER:
4914 S. Hanna Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806
Phone: 260 744-0454

SHELTER HOURS:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday–Friday: 11AM–6PM
Saturday–Sunday: 11AM–4PM

CLINIC:
1333 Maycrest Drive
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
Phone: 260 420-7729

CLINIC HOURS:
Monday–Friday: 8AM–5PM
Saturday–Sunday: CLOSED