It’s Mutt Madness this March at Lee County Domestic Animal Services and everyone is a winner when a new pet gets adopted. Adoption fees will be reduced through March 31. Adult dogs will be $30 with an approved application. To add to the adoption experience, each adopted pet will go home with a toy or treat.
The reduced adoption fee includes the complete package of services: sterilization, age-appropriate vaccinations, county license, microchip ID, de-worming, flea treatment, a heartworm test for dogs, feline AIDS and leukemia test for cats, and a 10-day health guarantee. The adoption package is valued at more than $600. The staff and volunteers at LCDAS are waiting to help you find your perfect match.
For more information about Lee County Domestic Animal Services’ pets for adoption go to www.LeeLostPets.com or call 239-533-7387 (LEE-PETS). Adoption applications may be submitted 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.
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.
Lee County Domestic Animal Services staff will be at off-site locations to be available for residents to bring stray animals to be scanned for microchips for the “Do What’s Right – Reunite” initiative.
The New Year’s holiday creates an influx of stray pets because of firework celebrations, which frequently startle dogs and cats. Animal Services experiences this each year and recognizes that it is not always convenient for residents to bring animals they have found to the county facility within 24 hours as required by county ordinance.
To assist with this, staff will be at the following locations for Do What’s Right – Reunite:
Monday, Jan. 2: North Fort Myers Public Library, 2001 N. Tamiami Trial North Fort Myers, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 3: Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres, at the Lodge, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Residents arriving with stray animals they have found are asked to have dogs secured on leashes and cats placed in carriers. LCDAS’ mobile food pantry will also be on-site with dog and cat food as well for those in need.
Animal Services staff conducted Do What’s Right – Reunite after Independence Day earlier this year and it was well-received.
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. The county facility is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33912.
Lee County Domestic Animal Services will celebrate the upcoming holiday season with its annual Gift Giving Tree.
The tree in the adoption lobby at Animal Services is decorated with ornaments that have a wish list of gifts for the shelter pets on it. Visitors may pick one up and return them to Animal Services by Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, to help make the animals’ holiday a little brighter. The ornament is yours to keep for your tree.
The adoption center is open 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers.
The center has dogs, cats, bunnies and guinea pigs looking for a home just in time for the holidays. Visit www.leelostpets.com to see pets available for adoption.
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. Volunteers and staff are waiting to introduce your new family member to you.
Join Lee County Domestic Animal Services for its annual Pet Fest event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers.
This fun-filled event will feature “Rescue Row” with area shelters and rescues, a craft fair, garage sale, and silent auction- all in time for the holidays. We also have Santa flying in for pet photos from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. You will receive two digital photos and one animated photo with your $10 donation to our Animal Care Trust Fund.
Please call 533-7387 to schedule your appointment today as Santa is booking his time slots quickly.
We will have reduced adoption fees, so visit www.leelostpets.com to complete your adoption application prior to the event to save time. All adoptions are just $10 with an approved application the day of the event.
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.
Volunteers and staff are waiting to introduce a new family member at the adoption center, open 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers.