Open House successful for animals and city

Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Open House Successful for Animals and City

(December 9, 2010) – An estimated 500 pet-loving people joined Mayor Tom Henry in celebrating at the Animal Care & Control’s annual Christmas Open House for the Animals held yesterday at the shelter at 3020 Hillegas Road.

Gifts were plentiful as donations of canned food, toys, bedding and treats were placed under the Christmas tree to help shelter staff prepare for a long winter of caring for community animals. Donations are accepted year-round and can be brought to the shelter at during business hours. Monetary donations are also accepted and can be earmarked for medical needs or pet adoptions and mailed to 3020 Hillegas Road, Fort Wayne Indiana, 46809.

“Charitable donations from Fort Wayne citizens greatly benefit the animals cared for at Animal Care and Control,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “The open house was a huge success for the shelter and hopefully we can help place adoptable pets in a loving home this holiday season.”

The shelter encourages citizens to report animal neglect including pets left outside without proper provisions. As a reminder, their will be no business hours at the shelter on December 23, 24 and 31, but officers will be on duty. For additional information call 427-1244 or visit



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