Lee County Domestic Animal Services is part of 275+ shelters participating in the spring “Empty the Shelters” event

As shelters across the country face overcrowding, BISSELL Pet Foundation is aiming to “Empty the Shelters” by sponsoring waived adoption fees from May 2-7. This event will be hosted in more than 275 shelters in 40 states, including Lee County Domestic Animal Services.

  • Animal Services will participate May 2-7, 2022, at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, offering waived adoption fees with an approved application.
  • All interested adopters can find pets currently available at www.leelostpets.com. The complete online adoption application also is available.

“Empty the Shelters,” BISSELL Pet Foundation’s largest program, began in 2016 as an effort to encourage more families to adopt a pet into their home. More than 83,000 pets have found adoptive homes through this reduced-fee adoption event. Since its inception, this lifesaving event has expanded to organizations in 45 states and Canada, partnering with a total of 443 animal welfare organizations.

“Shelters across the country are over capacity, and highly adoptable pets are at risk as we face one of the largest crises in recent years,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “BISSELL Pet Foundation is calling on people to visit their community shelters during ‘Empty the Shelters’ to save a life through adoption. Without you, there is no tomorrow for these deserving pets.”

BISSELL Pet Foundation and Lee County Domestic Animal Services urge families to do their research about the pet they are interested in adopting, as well as adoption requirements. For more information on adopting or donating to “Empty the Shelters,” visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/empty-the-shelters as well as www.leelostpets.com.

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