Pawject Runway

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Ramada Plaza Fort Wayne Hotel
Fort Wayne, IN
Doors open at 6pm
Runway competition begins at 7pm

Click here for details and to purchase tickets!

Groomers will compete for prizes and bragging rights at the 4th Annual Pawject Runway. All proceeds will benefit the Allen County SPCA’s Angel Fund, a special account to pay for major medical expenses for shelter pets.

Want to help? We are currently collecting auction items. Download the sponsor form to drop off at the shelter with your auction item.

Reddy to the Rescue Program

Lure coursing is a fun game of chase that any dog can play. Every purchase of a Lucky Dogs Lure Coursing System will generate a $100 donation to our organization. Just select the Allen County SPCA in the dropdown box at checkout. It's That Easy...Your rescue, Your choice. Get Reddy to make a difference


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Receiving Shelter Program

The Allen County SPCA has partnered the ASPCA to become a receiving shelter for the transport of dogs to Fort Wayne! This program will save the lives of countless dogs from overpopulated shelters around the country by bringing them to the Allen County SPCA to be adopted. We are so proud to have been approved for this program by the ASPCA, and we look forward to continuing our mission to provide a safe haven for animals as well as providing these animals with permanent, forever homes. Thank you, ASPCA!

Easy ways to support us!

Kroger Community Awards

Register your Kroger Rewards Card and help the Allen County SPCA while you shop for groceries. Visit Kroger Community Rewards and sign up today. Our organization number is 55024 or type in Allen County SPCA. You'll need to renew your charity choice every year. If you have questions or need any help, go to the service desk of your local store and let them know you want to link your card to donate to the Allen County SPCA.


Amazon Smile

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to your charity of choice! To recognize us as your charity, visit AmazonSmile and select "Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals." Then, start shopping! Every time you shop AmazonSmile, our animals will benefit. Visit and sign up today. It's free!


Bissell Partners For Pets Program

We are proud to be a part of the Bissell Partners For Pets program! Click the logos below for more information on how you can help the Allen County SPCA.

We've Earned a 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator!

We've got some exciting news! We've earned Charity Navigator's 4-star rating - the highest rating possible. The Allen County SPCA is now one of just 36 charities in the state of Indiana to hold a 4-star rating, and one of only eight 4-star rated charities in Fort Wayne!

Charity Navigator is an independent, nonprofit organization that has become the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.

"I wish to congratulate Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on attaining the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency...Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work," said Michael A. Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator in a letter addressed to the Allen County SPCA.

"We are beyond honored to receive this exemplary rating from Charity Navigator. As Fort Wayne's only non-profit animal shelter, we make every effort to be the best possible stewards of the precious resources provided by our loyal donors. And we work hard to stretch every penny to save as many animals as possible. Saving the lives of pets in need is a community effort, and we've tried very hard to be continuously transparent with our stakeholders," says Jessica Henry, Executive Director of the Allen County SPCA.

For more information about Charity Navigator, visit

Lloyd, a Dog Whose Dream Came True

When good Samaritans called to say they had found a stray, we thought they were bringing us a cat. It was not a cat ...

The life-saving work of the Allen County SPCA is made possible only by the generosity of our supporters. Operating solely on donations, you sustain us. Watch this video to see our work in action, then support us our cause and animals in need by visiting our donation page.

Your gift is tax-deductible, and it will be used to save more animals—just like Lloyd.

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Our center is always on the lookout for supplies that will help keep our dogs and cats healthy, safe and happy. From food to toys, we welcome a number of items that will give our fur friends a comfortable lifestyle. Some items can be purchased directly from our wishlist on Just follow the links.

Special Enrichment Items
• Training dog treats
• Soft dog treats
• Adaptil and feliway in spray bottle
• Feliway plug-in diffuser with refills
• Peanut butter

Housekeeping Needs
• Batteries
• Disinfectant spray such as Lysol
• Hand sanitizer
• Dish detergent
• 39 gal or larger trash bags
• Tall kitchen trash bags
• Paper towels
• Toilet paper
• Resealable plastic bags - quart or gallon size
• 4” x 4” gauze pads

Office Needs
• Postage stamps
• Address labels- white 1" x 2 5/8"
• White & color copy paper
• Duct tape
• Zip ties - medium/heavy duty
• Radient space heater for the feline isolation unit

Cat & Dog Needs
• Box lids from copy paper cases (for disposable litter boxes)
• Heavy weight paper bowls for medication
• Egg cartons
• Dog squeaky toys
• Martingale-style collars (medium & large sizes)
• Kennel slipleads
Stainless steel pet pails
• Made in the USA rawhide chews
Kuranda dog beds
Kuranda Vinyl cat perches
Screw on cage food & water bowls
Disposable cat scratchers
• Covered cat play houses (no carpeting)
Kitty condos
Kitty Kongs
• Gift cards to PETCO, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, & Green DogGoods

Our Cat & Dog Food
We feed our dogs and cats the following food while in our care.
• Science Diet Sensitive Stomach & Skin (cats & dogs)
• Science Diet Puppy Healthy Growth
• Science Diet Kitten Food
• Science Diet canned kitten & adult cat food

For Our Community Pet Food Donation program
• Dog and cat food, dry or canned

• Aluminum cans, cell phones, laptops, iPods, empty ink & toner cartridges

* We do not take comforters or pillows. (Some of our dogs like to chew the stuffing out of them.)

Donations may be dropped off during our regular business hours.


Article written by volunteer Debra Lockhart

I’ve been volunteering with a local rescue for about a year now and have loved every minute of it. In the past year, I’ve transported dogs, helped rescue dogs off of a chain, helped a dog give birth, adopted and said goodbye as some of my favorites have found their forever home. I’ve gotten to know some dogs more than others and have cheered nearly every adoption and only shed a tear or two for a few who have especially touched me in some way.

Still, there was something missing. This rescue is foster based, and at this time that is the one thing I’m not able to do, so most of my interactions come from adoption events or transport services. If I could bring my dog to work with me things might be different, because sometimes you just need to hug a dog or play with a kitty, so I began volunteering at our local SPCA. I figured that they were located close enough to my office that I could spend a lunch hour or two each week relaxing in the company of a furry little friend under the guise of helping them while in all actuality, reaping the benefits that come with cuddling a pet. Orientation was in two parts so after part one, I was able to ‘socialize with cats’ and I spent a good portion of a lunch hour on the floor of a kitty room getting and giving some soft purr-y love.

Part two allowed us to interact with the dogs and there was a special boy whom I met at both orientations and I was eager to go back and really interact with him on my first “dog day.” Its funny how a dog (or any animal, really) can grab your heartstrings and how it varies from person to person as to who that special furry pal may be. A fellow volunteer nudged me and pointed at a dog, “That’s my dog. I’m going to adopt that one.” “Hmmm, cute dog, nothing special,” I thought. He or she was the kind of dog I might not have given a second glance at if I weren’t here to generally socialize with the dogs.

In the kennel next to “her dog” was the special someone who had me at first glance. Truth be told, “special boy” is not usually someone who would grab my attention… except he did. He was just a medium sized dog, medium hair, medium build but with a deep chest and funny white paws that were too big for his body. (As a further testament to how perception skews what we actually see, he is listed as a large dog with long hair.) There was nothing exceptional… but his eyes. Ah, those soulful cinnamon eyes peering at me over the chew toy he hopefully offered me, they had me at hello.

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Volunteer Orientation
February 15, 2018
5:30 6:45 PM
Allen County Public Library
Downtown Branch
900 Library Plaza
Meeting Room B
Click here to sign up.

Pawject Runway
February 24, 2018
6 PM Cocktail Hour
7 PM Runway Competition
Ramada Plaza Fort Wayne Hotel
Click here for details.

Northern Indiana Pet Expo
April 21 & 22
11 AM - 4 PM
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Click here for details.