January is Walk Your Dog Month, and Lee County Domestic Animal Services invites you to adopt a new exercise buddy so there is no need to walk alone again.
Make pets a part of your New Year’s plan and consider that there are many ways a new pet can improve your life:
- Getting fit, losing weight and being healthy: A pet is a great way to be more active, whether playing games or going for a walk.
- Reducing stress: Having the companionship of a devoted pet is a proven stress reducer. Research shows that contact with animals has many health benefits.
- Enjoying life more: With all the benefits of pet adoption, this one is simple.
- Helping others: By adopting, you will not just be helping. You will be saving a life.
The adoption fee for dogs will be reduced to $30 for the month of January, so say hello to 2023 with a new best friend.
The adoption fee includes spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, de-worming, flea treatment, heartworm test for dogs 6 months and older, feline aids and leukemia test for cats, Lee County pet license for pets 3 months and older, microchip ID, and a 10-day health guarantee. The adoption package is a $600 value.
For more information about Lee County Domestic Animal Services’ pets for adoption go to www.LeeLostPets.com or call 239-533-7387 (LEE-PETS). You may also submit an adoption application online. Adoption hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Animal Services, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway.