We’re excited to share the news with you.
We officially announced that
effective January 1, 2021, the
Allen County SPCA
H.O.P.E. for Animals
will merge as a single, nonprofit entity.
While the organizations will continue to work out of both locations, the new joint entity will use the IRC 501(c)(3) charitable exemption and corporate structure of the SPCA.
We found a significant overlap in our missions and our audiences, yet very little overlap in our programs and services.
With our efforts and operations truly integrated, we feel we can be an even more positive force for animal welfare in northeastern Indiana.
The Allen County SPCA, founded in 1956, is Fort Wayne’s only nonprofit animal shelter. Since inception, it has served more than 60,000 animals and their owners. In the last decade, Allen County SPCA’s adoption rates have quintupled. Services for underprivileged pet owners were added in 2015, and the organization now provides a myriad of comprehensive initiatives and assistance programs for pets and their people.
Founded in 2008, H.O.P.E. for Animals has altered more than 100,000 cats and dogs, resulting in a 70% reduction of euthanasia in our area. Originally structured as an animal rescue organization, in 2010 the agency refocused to serve solely as a spay/neuter/wellness clinic, and 2020 marks its ten-year anniversary as the region’s only low-cost clinic of its kind. In addition, H.O.P.E. for Animals is crucial to the community cat program, operated collaboratively with Allen County SPCA and Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control.
We think of our two organizations as a “bonded pair.” We’ve grown to serve this community together—it’s our home.
We look forward to continuing our services, and commit to growing to make an even more positive impact.
Our capacity to do good work together is enormous.