FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control will no longer take walk-in owner surrenders.
It is part of a new initiative, the Pet Assistance and Rehoming program, aimed at keeping them at home with their owners whenever possible.
FWACC said more than 10,000 animals go through the shelter every year.
Under the program, pet owners will work one-on-one with a staff member to address the underlying issues that are preventing them from keeping their pet, or learn how to rehome their pet without bringing it to the shelter.
If pet owners ultimately decide they must surrender their animal to the shelter, they can do so by appointment only.
Animal Care and Control said other cities, like Charlotte, North Carolina, have similar programs.
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