Adopt Don’t Shop: Give a Shelter Pet a ‘Chance’

April is National Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.

Lee County Domestic Animal Services along with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) works to prevent animal cruelty in Lee County. Many animals end up in shelters in need of homes as a result of neglect.

LCSO’s newest member, Deputy Chance, is an example of how giving shelter pets a new “leash” on life can be rewarding.

One way the public can get involved is to adopt a shelter pet. From April 1 through April 30, all adoptions will be reduced to $30 with an approved application. The adoption package includes spay or neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations, county license, and a 10-day health guarantee. This is a $500 package.

Visit 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the adoption center, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers.

For more information, call 239-533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit

Find Lee County Domestic Animal Services’ social media sites on Facebook or Instagram @leeanimalservices.