Overcrowding prompts pet deal from Lee County
FOX 4 Staff
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County Domestic Animal Services Shelter is offering a "Back to School" adoption special the entire month of September.
Each adopter may draw a coupon worth $20 to $50 off the regular adoption fee for the pet they would like to adopt. With the adoption they are eligible to win one of two backpacks filled with school supplies. The discount coupons will save adopters at least 20% and as much as 100% off the regular fees plus cats and kittens are two for the price of one!
More than the usual number of dogs entered the shelter over the Labor Day weekend when outdoor activities resulted in more missing pets. In addition, the summer lag in adoptions is still in effect.
"A minimum of 30 dogs need to be placed to prevent the euthanasia of healthy adoptable pets due to owner irresponsibility in never reclaiming their owned animals," says Donna Ward, LCDAS Director. "Only 13 out of every 100 dogs and less than one of every 100 cats are ever reclaimed by their owners in our community. Shelter employees shouldn't have to euthanize animals due to irresponsible owners and animals shouldn't have to pay with their lives," she adds.
Even though adoption fees will be reduced, all pets adopted still will receive sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, county license, microchip ID, de-worming, flea treatment, a heartworm test for dogs, feline aids and leukemia test for cats, 10 Day Health Guarantee, and a bag of Hill's Science Diet dog or cat food. The adoption package is valued at over $500!
Lost pets and pets available for adoption can be viewed online at www.LeeLostPets.com or visit the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers next to the Lee County Sheriff's Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. You can even submit your adoption application online before you come to the shelter. The shelter's website updates hourly.