NBCUniversal Local and Telemundo are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive in September 2021 that helps find loving homes for animals in need.
More than 551,000 pets have found their forever homes since 2015.
To continue to maintain safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lee County Domestic Animal Services Adoption Center is open 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday by appointment only.
The adoption center will feature a Pet of the Day whose adoption fee will be waived with an approved application each day leading up to the event day on Saturday, Sept.18, when all adoption fees are waived.
To schedule an appointment leading up to or on the day of the event, call 239-533-9216.
Photos and information about lost pets or pets for adoption are available on the agency’s website at www.leelostpets.com. Pet info on the website updates hourly. Adoption applications may be completed online. Anyone interested in fostering pets may also obtain an application online.
The adoption package valued at $600 includes the following:
- Spay/neuter surgery
- Age-appropriate vaccinations
- Rabies vaccination and county license for pets over 3 months
- 10-day pet health check
- Microchip ID
- Feline leukemia and AIDS test for cats
- Heartworm test for dogs over 6 months
- Flea treatment
To view a video about the event, go to https://youtu.be/61uVqTLTBOY