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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Humane Fort Wayne’s LoveSeats are available for auction NOW! If you’ve seen our public art campaign around Fort Wayne and would like to purchase a LoveSeat for your business or yourself, this is your opportunity! All of the proceeds will benefit homeless pets of Humane Fort Wayne.

Bidding will close 10/9/21 during our 7th Annual Pawject Runway fundraising event, but you do not need to attend to bid on our LoveSeats! To bid, you must have a GiveSmart account. To create an account, click on the LoveSeat using the link below, then click the “Register Now” button to create a GiveSmart account, or the “Sign In” button, if you have purchased Pawject Runway tickets and already have an account.

Thank you for your support, and happy bidding!

**“Daphne and Otto the dog” by Terry Ratliff will be available for Live Auction during PAWJECT RUNWAY ONLY. You must be in attendance to bid on this LoveSeat.**

LOVE(SEATS) AWAIT | Go Find LoveSeats!



“Share the Love” by Madeline Phuong

Sponsored by Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne

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


“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)


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

Sponsored by The Hair Department

Location: SW Corner of Clinton and Superior


“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


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

Sponsored by OmniSource

Location: NW Corner of Lafayette & Superior


“Mewsies of New Bark” by Maggie Bequette

Sponsored by JAT Trucking

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


“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


“Friends for Life” by Becky Johnson

Sponsored by Upstate Metal Recycling

Location: In Freimann Square facing north in the flower beds


“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)


“SIT” by Bonnie Manning

Sponsored by Premier Bank

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


“Barkitect & Meowengineer” by Design Collaborative Creative Team

Sponsored by Design Collaborative

Location: NE corner of Barr St and Wayne


“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


“Doodlicious Abstracto” by Frank Allen (Facebook)

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

Location: NW corner of Calhoun and Jefferson


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

Sponsored by Steel Dynamics

Location: Grand Wayne entrance at 120 W Jefferson


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

Sponsored by Crosby Excavating

Location: In front of the Embassy, facing Jefferson


“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)


“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


“Ohana” by Jacqueline Gudel

Sponsored by Hillside Pools

Location: NE corner of Harrison and Wayne


“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


“Neighborhood Watch” by Justin Gudel

Sponsored by Bush Brothers & Company

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


“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


“Rainbow Bridge” by Karla Alexander

Sponsored by Precast Specialties In memory of Sharon Bodenhafer

Location: 125 Main Street, between Harrison and Calhoun


“Living the Resort Life” by Kathy Minnich

Sponsored by Pawsitively Paradise Pet Resort

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


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

Sponsored by Jessica Henry

Location: NE corner of Main and Harrison


“Look Me in the Eyes” by Patrick Riggle

Sponsored by Palmer Retirement Counseling

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


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

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

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

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.


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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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 by October 1, 2021 for a chance to win!

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

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

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

Monday–Friday: 8AM–5PM
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