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FWACC Recieves $50 Grant For Medical Remodel

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its Paws for Progress campaign to remodel their medical center.

The Petco Foundation investment will help to increase the efficiency of Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control’s medical team and allow more animals to be processed for its adoption program or another lifesaving option.

“The current space we have for surgeries was no longer meeting the needs of our organization. This grant will go a long way toward helping us grow and increase our lifesaving capacity,” FWACC Director Amy-Jo Sites said.

Elements of the medical center remodel include an expanded surgical suite with an additional operation table, an expanded surgical prep area, a private space to conduct necropsies for criminal investigations and a space for the veterinarian team to conduct exams. Construction on the medical center is currently underway and is expected to be completed later this spring at the end of the month.

For more information about Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control visit For more on the Petco Foundation, visit and join the conversation on, and by using the hashtag #PetcoFamily.

About Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control
Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control works hard every single day to implement new programming to help the citizens and pets of Fort Wayne. We shattered adoption records in 2018 and significantly lowered kennel stress by beginning daily doggie playgroups. We also hosted summer camps for the first time to increase our programming to help stop cruelty and neglect before it starts. To learn more, visit

About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $250 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than six million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.