Fort Wayne

Community Cat Program Gets Funding Boost

Jun 15, 2015
Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control

Free-roaming cats are often unowned, unwanted and at risk of being taken to shelters and euthanized, but Fort Wayne’s Community Cat Program aims to protect stray cats. The program’s leaders announced it received new funding this week.

The program, run by Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control, traps stray cats and vaccinates, spays and neuters them. The cats are microchipped, marked with an ear clipping and returned to their communities.

Sweetwater Sound broke ground Wednesday on its expansion at the company’s headquarters along US 30.

Sweetwater President Chuck Surack joined Governor Mitch Daniels, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, and Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters at the event.

Surack says Sweetwater will add more than 300 employees over the next four years, with an eye toward hiring even more if business keeps booming.

Surack says a business model focusing on customer service has kept Sweetwater expanding, but his location in Northeastern Indiana has been key, as well.