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SNEAK PEEK GALLERY

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“Share the Love” by Madeline Phuong

Sponsored by Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne

Location: The Landing walkway facing north (123 W Columbia St.)

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“I’ll be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge” by Jamie Housman

Sponsored by Amy & Tim Straley/Boudoir Noir

Location: Promenade Park (to the east of Promenade building)

2

“Daphne and Otto the dog” by Terry Ratliff  (Facebook)

Sponsored by The Hair Department

Location: SW Corner of Clinton and Superior

3

“Harlequin Plaid” by Kathy Minnich

In memory and honor of Colter, whose generosity and love for people and animals remain with us.

Location: In the middle of the MLK bridge on the East side

4

“A Recipe for Friendship” by Amy Hanning  (Instagram / Facebook)

Sponsored by OmniSource

Location: NW Corner of Lafayette & Superior

5

“Mewsies of New Bark” by Maggie Bequette

Sponsored by JAT Trucking

Location: On the SW corner of the filtration plant on the river side

6

“Antique Patterns Accented in Gold” by Alexandra Hall

Sponsored by ProFed Credit Union

Location: NE Corner of Main and Lafayette facing Main Street in front of FireStation

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“Friends for Life” by Becky Johnson

Sponsored by Upstate Metal Recycling

Location: In Freimann Square facing north in the flower beds

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“Moon Cat and Sun Dog Furry Tails Fairy Tales” by Jerry Seabolt

Sponsored by Harlow Enterprises

Location: SE Corner of Barr and Main (at the corner of the Auer building)

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“SIT” by Bonnie Manning

Sponsored by Premier Bank

Location: NE Corner of Barr and Berry facing Barr beside Frontier building

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“Barkitect & Meowengineer” by Design Collaborative Creative Team

Sponsored by Design Collaborative

Location: NE corner of Barr St and Wayne

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“A house without a pet is like a garden without flowers” by Jordan Kurzen

Sponsored by One Lucky Guitar, Inc. and C. Henry Steel

Location: 1020 Barr Street by YMCA entrance

12

“Doodlicious Abstracto” by Frank Allen (Facebook)

Sponsored by McMahon’s Best-One Tire & Auto Care

Location: NW corner of Calhoun and Jefferson

13

“Cat Space Alien Bench” by Rebecca Stockhert  (Facebook / Instagram)

Sponsored by Steel Dynamics

Location: Grand Wayne entrance at 120 W Jefferson

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“Sit, Stay, and Love a Pet Today” by Jake Patten  (Instagram / Facebook)

Sponsored by Crosby Excavating

Location: In front of the Embassy, facing Jefferson

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“Cat-Dog” by Maddreck

Sponsored by Orthopedics Northeast, Dr. John and Lona Pritchard

Location: 927 S NE South Harrison (NE corner of Harrison and Washington)

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“Rainbow Buddies” by MaryAnn Maslen Halsey

Sponsored by Kathleen Smith and Julia Hollingsworth

Location: On W Washington Blvd at the corner of the Engine House #3

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“Ohana” by Jacqueline Gudel

Sponsored by Hillside Pools

Location: NE corner of Harrison and Wayne

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“I Love My Garden” by Darlene Vassil

Sponsored by NE Psychological, LLC Dr. Paula Neuman

Location: North end of the Alley off Wayne to the West of Double D – 117 W Wayne Street

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“Neighborhood Watch” by Justin Gudel

Sponsored by Bush Brothers & Company

Location: Citizens Square (SE corner of Wayne and Clinton)

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“The Orange Cat and the Spotted Dog, A Story of Love & Sacrifice” by Bryan Ballinger  (Instagram / Facebook)

Sponsored by New Millenium Building Systems

Location: 801 S Calhoun

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“Rainbow Bridge” by Karla Alexander

Sponsored by Precast Specialties In memory of Sharon Bodenhafer

Location: 125 Main Street, between Harrison and Calhoun

22

“Living the Resort Life” by Kathy Minnich

Sponsored by Pawsitively Paradise Pet Resort

Location: Rousseau Centre One East Main (between Courthouse & Rousseau)

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“Mom’s Best Friend” by Susan Voigt  (Instagram)

Sponsored by Jessica Henry

Location: NE corner of Main and Harrison

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“Look Me in the Eyes” by Patrick Riggle

Sponsored by Palmer Retirement Counseling

Location: North of the entrance to Tolon (614 S Harrison St)

FACT FINDER

The work of Humane Fort Wayne is possible thanks to the generosity of our donors, members and corporate partners. Donations help us operate our facilities—where we provide shelter, animal care, vaccinations and veterinary care to our animals. Learn all of the ways you can support Humane Fort Wayne.

Our trained professionals work tirelessly to provide every one of our HFW animals with expert care. Click here to learn more about our Clinic services.

Our outreach resources are here to provide help when you need it the most. For more information on Clinic assistance through Pet Promises, click here.

Pet Promises connects pet owners to resources that help them keep their pets in their furever home, forever. Learn more about our Compassion Fostering and Pet Promises programs.

When pets have safe, forever homes, they thrive. And with their loving companionship, so do we. Learn about our adoption process.

You can save lives by adopting. Fill out an adoption application to find your Furever Friend today!

We receive animals from our friends at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control to free up space in their kennels, which allows more animals to be brought into their shelter and prevents euthanasia.

We receive adoptables in transports from all over the country! View our current adoptable dogs and adoptable cats to learn more about them.

Do you have any other questions about our adoptables? Visit our FAQs page for more information. 

Visit our Resources Page to learn more about taking care of your furry friends.

Read our press release on the merger to find out more about how our partnership will benefit Fort Wayne!

While our clinic is not a replacement for a full-service vet, we offer low-cost wellness care and vaccinations. See a full list of our wellness services here!

Fosters turn animals into pets. If you want to get involved in fostering and change an animal’s life, fill out a foster application here!

Not only did 2020 mark the merge of H.O.P.E. for Animals and the Allen County SPCA, but we reached an incredible milestone in our journey to prevent euthanasia through spay/neuter. Learn more about our mission.

One way we can help reduce euthanasia is by readily providing spay/neuter services for Fort Wayne’s pets. After 100,000+ spay/neuter surgeries and continuing to spay/neuter as many pets as possible, 70% less pets are being euthanized in our area. Learn more about our surgery services.

Our volunteers are the life force behind our organization, caring for everything from the day-to-day business in the shelter and the clinic… to the animals in the shelter, of course! Fill out a volunteer application to get involved!

Want exclusive members-only benefits? View all of our membership options and become a member today!

The Working Cat program gives a second chance to outdoor cats and cats who would otherwise be deemed unadoptable. This program is designed to give homes to cats who want to live outside. Learn more about the Working Cat program.

Need help with your Pet Promises? Contact our Pet Promises Coordinator Melissa Osborn at mosborn@humanefw.org.

Visit our Wellness Walk-in hours at the Clinic (Monday-Thursday from 9am-11am & 1pm-4pm) to make sure your pet is microchipped and protected!

Do you need to get your pet spayed/neutered? You can visit our Surgery Page to learn more about our process and schedule an appointment!

Need help with your Pet Promises? Contact our Pet Promises Coordinator Melissa Osborn at mosborn@humanefw.org.

We are always here to help you and your pet. You can call us at 260-744-0454 or visit our Resources Page to learn more about taking care of your furry friends.

Need help with your Pet Promises? Contact our Pet Promises Coordinator Melissa Osborn at mosborn@humanefw.org.

By spaying/neutering a free-roaming cat and returning it to the area that it is from, we can reduce the number of cats entering shelters. If you would like more information on the Community Cat program or need assistance with your community cats, click here.

YOUR SELFIE CAN SAVE A LIFE!

For every selfie sent, Bussick Orthodontics Braces Invisalign will donate to the pets of Humane Fort Wayne! Post, tag, & share using the hashtag #LoveSeatsFW for a chance to be featured and win a HFW gift!

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5 hours ago
Humane Fort Wayne

Rachel’s right! By adopting an animal from Humane Fort Wayne, you’re saving three lives! You’re saving the pet you’re adopting, the animal who will take their place, and you’re saving yourself! ❤ Take a trip to Downtown Fort Wayne with your friends and family (furry ones included!) and enjoy our LoveSeats, sponsored by Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne. Read the plaques on the Seats to learn more about the lifesaving work of Humane Fort Wayne!

When you visit, don't forget to take a selfie on the LoveSeats, tag @HumaneFortWayne and use #LoveSeatsFW for a chance to win $500 from Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne!

Plus, your pic makes a difference. For each selfie submitted with #LoveSeatsFW, Bussick Orthodontics will donate $1 to Humane Fort Wayne. Now that’s something to smile about!

🐾Visit humanefw.org/loveseats/ to download a map of the LoveSeats’ locations, our Children's Activity Book, and more.
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Atlas & I couldn’t agree more. Looking forward to taking our selfie on a LoveSeat.

7 days ago
Humane Fort Wayne

Kathy said it best - Humane Fort Wayne is love! ❤ Take a trip to Downtown Fort Wayne with your friends and family (furry ones included!) and enjoy our LoveSeats, sponsored by Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne.

When you visit, don't forget to take a selfie on the LoveSeats, tag @HumaneFortWayne and use #LoveSeatsFW for a chance to win $500 from Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne !

Plus, your pic makes a difference. For each selfie submitted with #LoveSeatsFW, Bussick Orthodontics will donate $1 to Humane Fort Wayne. Now that’s something to smile about!

🐾 Visit humanefw.org/loveseats/ to download a map of the LoveSeats’ locations, our Children's Activity Book, and more.
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Sweet Oliver ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

1 week ago
Humane Fort Wayne

Thank you for joining us for our LoveSeats Unveiling! ❤ On Saturday, Humane Fort Wayne unveiled our public art campaign, LoveSeats, presented by Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne, in Freimann Square in Downtown Fort Wayne.

We created these interactive pieces with the support of local businesses and local artists as a way for our community to learn more about our lifesaving work in a unique and exciting way, and to share the joy of art in our beautiful downtown! Visit www.humanefw.org/loveseats for more information.

All 25 LoveSeats are now on display throughout downtown Fort Wayne for you to sit, stay, and heal with your friends and family - furry ones included! 🐾

When you visit, don't forget to take a selfie on the LoveSeats, tag @Humane Fort Wayne and be sure to use #LoveSeatsFW for a chance to win $500 from Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne !
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Our kiddos enjoyed them!! Thank you!!

My granddaughters had me driving all around yesterday We made it a game I didn't tell them where they were - I cheated and used my phone - thank you all who made this possible our next trip is to actually get out of the car and take pics- now they want one 🥰🐾🐶😺

So awesome, saw one by the downtown Ymca earlier today, very cute 🐾❤️

We went for a walk downtown this afternoon and found 12. They are all very well done.

It was so great to be there and see each masterpiece unveiled. Kudos to Humane Fort Wayne, Bob Rohrman Subaru, all the artists and sponsors.

I saw a bunch driving around downtown the other day and I was wondering where they came from/what they were. Thanks for sharing

Seen these today driving thru fort Wayne, very cute!

I saw some on my way to work this morning! They're so cute!!

We enjoyed seeing them! Great idea!!🐾

Wow!! Great to see this 😻🐕

💗💗💗💗

Lyss Thaxton-Lee

Shad Briles

Michael Terrell

Tina Putt-Stearley

Jyaire Carr

Adam Cagnet

Toby Ruckman

Very talented artists! I love our city and the work Humane does for all furry animals

i seen them they are adorable....I love the fact that fort wayne loves animals the way they do. makes me sad that they kill cats after certain amt of days though, full or not, not fair to take any life including a cats away because of over crowding it...sorry for the rant.

This is such a fabulous idea! Bravo to everyone who made this happen!

April Gregg they’re LoveSeats!

Will they be sold to raise money?

Humane Fort Wayne will they be auctioned off later or will they find permanent homes around the city at some point?

So cool. Truly great!

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2 weeks ago
Humane Fort Wayne

It's official! Check our our AMAZING new public art campaign! They'll be on display through October 8th all around downtown Fort Wayne for your viewing pleasure!! Dont forget to take a selfie on the LoveSeat when you visit and be sure to use #LoveSeatsFW Learn more about the dozens of artists and local businesses that made it all possible (and find some fun activities!) At www.humanefw.org/LoveSeats. #LoveSeatsFW ... See MoreSee Less

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A spectacular kickoff to this amazing project! Thanks and congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to bring this to life! ❤️🐾😊

OMG these are FANTASTIC! I want one!

These are dope we need to do more artistic projects like this to celebrate our city and people. It also brings money to the downtown area

Wish I could be there!!

Rainbow Bridge brought me to tears I miss my black cat Houdini that left me three weeks ago and I’m still not over it😪😪🐾🐾

Will you post photos of each one on Humane Ft Wayne’s Facebook page?

Humane Fort Wayne can we sign the rainbow bridge with our pets names that passed?

Kudos Beth A. Squires !❤❤❤🐾🐾🐾

Great job and Kudos to everyone involved.

COOL!

Thank you looks adorable, I can’t wait for the day to see my fur baby at the rainbow 🌈 bridge, she’ll come running to greet me♥️

Shout out to Rachel Burkholder woo hoo!!

Great job Amy Straley and Jessica Henry. Love these 🐾❣️🐾

How do we get to see the rest of them

Woot!!

Aww 🥰

So happy for Humane Fort Wayne!

What an awesome event.

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Payton Buehrer

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Hi

Who gets to pick which one stays at Freimann?

Can't hear all that well but pretty cool

Thanks for this!

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2 weeks ago
Humane Fort Wayne

ARE YOU READY?! Stay tuned for a live feed in just about 10 minutes as we unveil our MASSIVE new public art campaign! #LoveSeatsFW ... See MoreSee Less

ARE YOU READY?! Stay tuned for a live feed in just about 10 minutes as we unveil our MASSIVE new public art campaign! #LoveSeatsFWImage attachment

The Activity Guide is brought to you by our friends at Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Click the map above to download and print your own copy!

While you and your furry friends are out finding the LoveSeats, you can participate in our scavenger hunt! Match the letter of the clue with the sponsor of the bench it belongs to and email your answers to loveseats@humanefw.org by October 1, 2021 for a chance to win!

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

SHELTER HOURS:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday–Friday: 11AM–6PM
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Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
Phone: 260 420-7729

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