Lee County Domestic Animal Services joins with NBCUniversal Local to Clear the Shelters

Lee County Domestic Animal Services joins with NBCUniversal Local to Clear the Shelters

Clear The Shelters, NBCUniversal Local’s annual nationwide pet adoption and donation campaign, returns for the eighth consecutive year Aug. 1 through Aug. 31.

As part of the month-long initiative, NBC and Telemundo-owned and affiliated stations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico are partnering with animal shelters and rescue services in their communities to promote pet adoption and raise funds to support animal welfare.

Lee County Domestic Animal Services is proud to participate for its fifth year. Adoption fees on dogs will be reduced to $25 and cats to $20 with an approved application. This will lead up to the Clear the Shelter Event Day on Saturday, Aug. 27, when all adoption fees will be waived. The adoption package includes spay or neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations, county license and a 10-day health guarantee. This is a $600 package.

Lee County Domestic Animal Services Adoption Center, 5600 Banner Drive, is open 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Photos and information about lost pets or pets for adoption are available at www.leelostpets.com.

Since its 2015 inception, Clear the Shelters has helped more than 700,000 pets find new homes. Last year’s campaign resulted in more than 140,000 adoptions and raised more than $500,000. 

“We are pleased to present our eighth annual Clear The Shelters campaign to help shelters and rescues across the nation with their critical work of finding loving homes for the animals under their care, and inviting communities to donate funds to support their work,” said Valari Staab, Chairman of NBCUniversal Local. “Clear The Shelters is a community-driven effort that counts on the support of so many, including our employees, shelter partners, our affiliate stations and our national sponsors, and thanks to them the campaign has become an important event.”

For more information on Clear The Shelters, including participating animal shelters and rescues, along with details on local events, visit ClearTheShelters.com and the Spanish-language site DesocuparlosAlbergues.com

Lee County Domestic Animal Services plans Pet Safety Program

Lee County Domestic Animal Services plans Pet Safety Program

Lee County Domestic Animal Services will hold a Pet Safety Program for children of all ages from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, in the conference room at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers.

This is an opportunity for parents to learn along with their children how to safely interact with a dog and read its body language. The program will discuss socialization, responsible pet ownership, and how to avoid risky situations. The event will be interactive for the entire family, so parents are asked to stay with their children.

There will be games that will allow for fun learning. Seating is limited to 35 people on a first-come basis.

For more information call 239-533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit www.LeeLostPets.com. Find Lee County Domestic Animal Services’ social media sites on Facebook or Instagram @leeanimalservices.

Lee County Domestic Animal Services invites you to add a new star player to your team

Lee County Domestic Animal Services invites you to add a new star player to your team

The dogs and cats at Lee County Domestic Animal Services are ready to get called up to the big leagues and be an all-star.

For the month of July, the adoption fee on all dogs and cats will be reduced to just $25 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 package valued at $600.

Volunteers and staff are waiting to help find a pet MVP. Visit 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the adoption center, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers.

Visit www.leelostpets.com or call 239-533-7387 for more information.

It’s time to ‘flip’ over your new pet at Lee County Domestic Animal Services

It’s time to ‘flip’ over your new pet at Lee County Domestic Animal Services

It is all fun and games at Lee County Domestic Animal Services during April leading up to the eighth annual ‘Flip This Kennel’ event.

This year’s theme is children’s toys and the month will kick off with reduced adoption fees. All adult dogs will be just $20 and cats just $10 with an approved application.

The “Flip This Kennel” event is set for Saturday, April 23. Animal Services, along with various county agencies, area shelters and rescues will decorate kennels and catteries to highlight shelter pets in the county’s adoption center. All cats and dogs in decorated catteries/kennels will have their adoption fees waived the day of the event.

Visitors to the shelter on Saturday, April 23, can vote for their favorite flip between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. People also can vote on the Animal Services Facebook page, Facebook.com/LeeCountyDomesticAnimalServices/ by liking the picture of a favorite kennel or cattery all day Saturday and Sunday. Winners will be posted on the Facebook page Monday, April 25.

The adoption center at Lee County Domestic Animal Services is open 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers. Available pets can be viewed online at www.leelostpets.com.

LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES ACCEPTS TWO GRANTS FOR THE ANIMAL CARE TRUST FUND

LEE COUNTY DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES ACCEPTS TWO GRANTS FOR THE ANIMAL CARE TRUST FUND

Lee County Commissioners accepted two grants totaling nearly $60,000 to benefit Lee County Domestic Animal Services. These grants will be used to provide lifesaving care for homeless pets in Lee County through the Animal Care Trust Fund.

Lee County Domestic Animal Services was awarded a Rachael Ray Save Them All grant from Best Friends Animal Society for $40,000 to be used to provide lifesaving initiatives for the stray animals in the county when they need additional medical care beyond the capacity of LCDAS.

A $19,166.45 grant was awarded by the Dr. Harvey & Nora Krieger Endowment Fund to be used toward general operation of the services provided by the Animal Care Trust Fund. 

The Lee County Animal Care Trust Fund was established in 2002 to provide specialized care and services to stray domestic animals of Lee County. The Animal Care Trust Fund and the care that LCDAS has been able to provide has allowed for more than 300 animals to be reunited with their owners or allow for them to be adopted.

More information about the Animal Care Trust Fund can be found by visiting
www.leegov.com/animalservices/trustfund.

Donations of any amount to the fund are welcome. All donations are tax-deductible. All funds are reserved by the trust exclusively for the needs of the animals in the community. For more information, call 239-533-9202 or email kfordiani@leegov.com.

It’s time to ‘flip’ over your new pet at Lee County Domestic Animal Services

It’s time to ‘flip’ over your new pet at Lee County Domestic Animal Services

It is all fun and games at Lee County Domestic Animal Services during April leading up to the eighth annual ‘Flip This Kennel’ event.

This year’s theme is children’s toys and the month will kick off with reduced adoption fees. All adult dogs will be just $20 and cats just $10 with an approved application.

The “Flip This Kennel” event is set for Saturday, April 23. Animal Services, along with various county agencies, area shelters and rescues will decorate kennels and catteries to highlight shelter pets in the county’s adoption center. All cats and dogs in decorated catteries/kennels will have their adoption fees waived the day of the event.

Visitors to the shelter on Saturday, April 23, can vote for their favorite flip between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. People also can vote on the Animal Services Facebook page, Facebook.com/LeeCountyDomesticAnimalServices/ by liking the picture of a favorite kennel or cattery all day Saturday and Sunday. Winners will be posted on the Facebook page Monday, April 25.

The adoption center at Lee County Domestic Animal Services is open 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers. Available pets can be viewed online at www.leelostpets.com.

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