Animal Care Teen Program To Host Canned Pet Food Drive

Student members of the Animal Care Teen (ACT) program at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control will be holding their annual “Stuff the Whisker Wag’n” service event on Saturday, April 1 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

They are requesting that the public donate much needed canned food for homeless shelter dogs and cats. ACT students focus on this event in preparation for the arrival of spring litters and strays. Last year, Animal Care & Control cared for nearly 11,000 dogs and cats.

The Whisker Wag’n will be parked in the Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control parking lot at 3020 Hillegas Rd. Rain or shine, teens will eagerly await donations for this greatly needed event. Residents are asked to drop off canned food suitable for cats, kittens, puppies and dogs. Dry food is not needed at this time. Cash donations are always welcome. Donors will be given a license plate frame to show their continued support for Animal Care & Control’s adoption program.

The Animal Care Teen program, in its 33rd year, offers students ages 13-17 an opportunity to learn about animal-related careers, develop leadership skills, and to ACT for animals through service work.