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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13 hours ago
Humane Fort Wayne

Not To Be Corny, But We're Feeling Thankful! 🧡

Remember, you can always see ALL of our adoptables (updated in real time!), fill out an application, or learn more about adoption on our website at www.HumaneFW.org

Ready to adopt? Our DOGS are adoptable by APPOINTMENT ONLY for pre-approved individuals. Call the shelter (260-744-0454) during business hours to schedule yours! No appointment is necessary for pre-approved individuals interested in adopting CATS - just stop in during business hours!

Get your tails in here! 🐾
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So adorable!❤️

23 hours ago
Humane Fort Wayne

🐾CLINIC CLOSURE🐾 The Humane Fort Wayne Clinic will be closed TODAY Friday, November 26, 2021.

The clinic will reopen on Monday, November 29, 2021 for our regular business hours.
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🐾CLINIC CLOSURE🐾 The Humane Fort Wayne Clinic will be closed TODAY Friday, November 26, 2021.

The clinic will reopen on Monday, November 29, 2021 for our regular business hours.

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Are they still doing the black Friday adoption then?

2 days ago
Humane Fort Wayne

Tomorrow for Black Friday, Humane Fort Wayne has doorbuster specials and fetching deals for priceless pets!

🖤 FREE Adult Dogs
🖤 $1 Senior Dogs
🖤 Name Your Own Price Cats

Looking to add a pet to the family this holiday season? Take advantage of these PAWsome deals tomorrow from 11am-6pm!

Remember, you can always see ALL of our adoptables (updated in real time!), fill out an application, or learn more about adoption on our website at www.HumaneFW.org

Ready to adopt? Our DOGS are adoptable by APPOINTMENT ONLY for pre-approved individuals. Call the shelter (260-744-0454) during business hours to schedule yours! No appointment is necessary for pre-approved individuals interested in adopting CATS - just stop in during business hours!

Get your tails in here! 🐾
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Comment on Facebook

idk how but he does indeed look exactly like Leroy Jethro Gibbs

I’m looking to adopt

Brenda Bick Tack

Miguel Angel Guzman II

Drake Wright

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2 days ago
Humane Fort Wayne

This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for all of you! 🧡 Over 1,600 pets found their forever homes through the Humane Fort Wayne Shelter so far this year, and another 20,000 pets are healthy for the holidays through the Humane Fort Wayne Clinic. All of this is thanks to the support we've received from our adopters, donors, volunteers, sponsors, and everyone else in between. If you've supported us in any way, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts! Together, we are all making a difference for the pets in our community - and for that, we are forever grateful. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for all of you! 🧡 Over 1,600 pets found their forever homes through the Humane Fort Wayne Shelter so far this year, and another 20,000 pets are healthy for the holidays through the Humane Fort Wayne Clinic. All of this is thanks to the support weve received from our adopters, donors, volunteers, sponsors, and everyone else in between. If youve supported us in any way, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts! Together, we are all making a difference for the pets in our community - and for that, we are forever grateful. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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We are so thankful to have Junipurr (was Joan) as part of our family for her first Thanksgiving! We appreciate all you did to help her find her forever home with us! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Thank you for all you do to help animals - you are all heroes 💗🐾 Happy Thanksgiving!

Just today we have posted multiple pictures of our sweet baby that we adopted from humane Fort Wayne he is now 8 months old and has such a beautiful personality our home is so much complete and he plays everyday with his puppy sister Gigi. Thank you so much humane Fort Wayne for everything you do to help families find their forever pets who complete their homes and their hearts and make the holidays so incredibly blessed and special

Havoc is content, and thanks you for his holidays! Wishing you all the best, from a happy, lucky family, of a happy, lucky pup!

Freya's been an amazing addition to our family. Such a fa dog at heart❤

Happy Thanksgiving!

That's wonderful.

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2 days ago
Humane Fort Wayne

🐾 SHELTER & CLINIC CLOSURE 🐾 The Humane Fort Wayne Shelter & Clinic will be closed TODAY Thursday, November 25, 2021 for Thanksgiving!

‼There will be NO Community Cat Walk-ins 11.25.21 or 11.26.21!‼

The shelter will reopen TOMORROW, Friday, November 26, 2021 at 11am with our Black Friday Special! 🖤 Be sure to fill out an application to take advantage of these PAWsome deals! humanefw.org/adopt/how-to-adopt/

The clinic will reopen on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 8am.
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🐾 SHELTER & CLINIC CLOSURE 🐾 The Humane Fort Wayne Shelter & Clinic will be closed TODAY Thursday, November 25, 2021 for Thanksgiving!

‼There will be NO Community Cat Walk-ins 11.25.21 or 11.26.21!‼ 

The shelter will reopen TOMORROW, Friday, November 26, 2021 at 11am with our Black Friday Special! 🖤 Be sure to fill out an application to take advantage of these PAWsome deals! https://humanefw.org/adopt/how-to-adopt/

The clinic will reopen on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 8am.

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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