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Fort Wayne/Allen County

Dog adoption fees get cut in half

To celebrate National Dog Adoption Month, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is cutting dog adoption fees in half for all dogs 1 year and older.

Animal Care & Control said it’s committed to placing healthy, sound, kid-friendly dogs with individuals and families who are ready for the long-term commitment.

See photos of the dogs at or visit Animal Care & Control, 3020 Hillegas Road. Normal adoption hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; until 7 p.m. Wednesdays; and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month.

The normal dog adoption fee of $85 will be reduced to $42.50 thanks to a special national grant; fee includes the spay/neuter surgery, microchip and first combination vaccine. Local vet clinics will donate the first wellness check-up.

Official appointed city engineer

The city of Fort Wayne announced Wednesday that Shan Gunawardena has been appointed city engineer.

Gunawardena has served in city government since 2007, holding positions of assistant city engineer and traffic engineer.

Before joining the city, Gunawardena was a senior transportation engineer and project manager for Bonar Group. He also worked in several leadership capacities with the Indiana Department of Transportation-Fort Wayne District.

County parking lot closed this week

The parking lot next to the offices of the Allen County Election Board and Voter Registration at 1 W. Superior St. will be closed for the remainder of this week so county maintenance crews can pave the lot. Both offices will remain open.

If weather permits, the work is expected to be completed and the lot reopened Monday in time for the start of the early-voting period for the November general election.

City, county to celebrate diversity

The public is invited to a countywide celebration of National Diversity Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the lobby of the Rousseau Centre (formerly the City-County Building), 1 E. Main St.

The event will feature a special presentation beginning at noon with remarks by city and county officials and a keynote speech by Kenneth C. Christmon, associate vice chancellor for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at IPFW.

The event is sponsored by the Fort Wayne and Allen County Human Resources divisions and Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission.