Fort Wayne wins pet friendly award

The city earned the certification from the Mars Petcare BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program.

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 4:16 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne was named a better city for pets recently.

The city earned the certification from the Mars Petcare BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program.

The certification evaluates cities based on 12 traits of pet-friendly cities across four categories

Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control said it scored well for its Community Cat Program, partnerships with Allen County SPCA and Hope For Animals and education programs.

“We are honored to receive the BETTER CITY FOR PETS™ certification to showcase the great work we’ve done to allow more people to enjoy the benefits of life with their pets. With the help and support of our passionate local residents, we’ve seen the community come together to reduce pet homelessness and take steps to encourage responsible pet ownership,” Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control Director Amy-Jo Sites said.

“We understand that part of attracting and retaining top talent falls on making our city a better place for their pets too. Being certified as a BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ city highlights the wonderful work our city, businesses and residents are doing to improve the lives of pets in Fort Wayne. We continue to look at new, innovative ways to keep our city pet-friendly and welcoming to all of its four-legged residents,” Mayor Tom Henry said.

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