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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Capital Campaign

TOGETHER WE CAN BE HOMEWARD BOUND

Over the past 70 years, Humane Fort Wayne has grown from a humble operation to be your trusted, comprehensive resource for animal welfare. While the region is waking up to our lifesaving and life-affirming obligation, we have outgrown our ability to contain the entire scope of our programs and services in our Hanna Street and Maycrest Drive locations.

SEE OUR VISION

The new facility, the Sharon Bodenhafter Critter Center will be a friendly space where people and animals can interact. With expanded opportunities for animal welfare and humane education, Humane Fort Wayne will be positioned as a leader in best practices for compassionate animal care.

We’re for people. We’re for pets.
We’re for Love, Unleashed.

Our capacity to serve will grow exponentially with this expansion.

It will be a safe and friendly space where people and animals can interact.

Donate toward the Capital Campaign and each gift will be honored with an engraved Pet ID Tag that will adorn an iconic statue at our new facility.

Humane Fort Wayne will be a place where pets and people can come together to help, heal, learn, and love.

Our goal is to educate fellow area animal welfare professionals on best practices and fear-free and compassionate animal care.

YOUR GIFT WILL HELP US REACH OUR GOAL

It takes a village to accomplish the work we face each day. Much of the project has been funded through a combination of Humane Fort Wayne reserves and gifts from families and foundations; we need your help to cross the finish line and raise the final $1,500,000.

Your gift of any amount will greatly impact our ability to complete building our new facility, the Sharon Bodenhafer Critter Center, by summer of 2024.

Looking to make a transformational or one-time gift?
Limited naming rights and pledge terms are still available.
Please contact Rachel Burkholder at [email protected] or 260.609.3472!

LEAVE YOUR MARK

Humane FW ID Tag
Artist rendering of the metal Humane Fort Wayne sculpture that will grace the entrance to the new facility.
The cat and dog icons will be adorned with dangling pet ID tags engraved with the name of the generous donors, cherished friends, and furry friends that helped each of us along the way.

HONOR YOUR FOREVERS WITH HUMANE FORT WAYNE

Each gift will be honored with an engraved tag on our iconic statue. This is the perfect way to Honor or Memorialize your family, friends, and pets.

When you make a gift to our Homeward Bound Humane Fort Wayne Capital Campaign, you will be making a difference that will benefit the community for generations to come. Your generosity will be publicly recognized on our iconic statue that will be installed at our new facility.

If you would like to honor or memorialize a friend or family member – two-legged or four – you can donate by selecting the button below.

Payment plans are available and a payable over 4 years. That means for only $5 a month, you can forever leave your mark at our new home.  

ID Tag recognition levels include:

ID Tag Levels

With a $2,500 Pledge You Will Receive:

  • An engraved tag with personalized message hung on our metal sculpture at the grand opening event
  • A plaque, with a copy of your tag
  • An invite to grand opening and a choice of where to hang your tag on our sculpture
  • An opportunity to have their photo taken during this experience

With a $1,000 Pledge You Will Receive:

  • An engraved tag with your personalized message hung on our metal sculpture at the grand opening event
  • A plaque with a copy of your tag

With a $500 Pledge You Will Receive:

  • An engraved tag with your personalized message hung on our metal sculpture at the grand opening event
  • A certificate and a copy of your tag

With a $250 Pledge You Will Receive:

  • Receives an engraved tag with your personalized message hung on our metal sculpture at the grand opening event
Looking to make a transformational or one-time gift?
Limited naming rights and pledge terms are still available.
Please contact Rachel Burkholder at [email protected] or 260.609.3472!
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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 BUSINESS HOURS:
Monday–Friday: 8AM-5PM
Saturday–Sunday: CLOSED
Click here for Walk-In Wellness Hours!