Lee County Domestic Animal Services will celebrate the holiday season with a Gift Giving Tree. The tree in the adoption lobby at Animal Services is decorated with ornaments with a wish list of gifts for the shelter pets.
Visitors may pick one up and return gifts to Animal Services by Dec. 22 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. Dogs, cats, bunnies and guinea pigs looking for a home just on 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. The package is valued at $600.
Volunteers and staff are waiting to introduce your new family member to you.
Celebrate Adopt a Senior Pet Month this November at Lee County Domestic Animal Services by adding a four-legged friend to your family and opening your home and heart to an older dog or cat.
While small kittens and puppies may be hard to resist, older pets are just as loving and loyal. Not to mention grown-up pets have many advantages:
They don’t require the constant monitoring that puppies and kittens do.
Many already are house trained.
Since senior pets are fully grown, you’ll be immediately aware of important information like personality type and grooming requirements, so you can choose the perfect pet for your family.
Adoption fees will be reduced for the entire month of November on senior pets. Dogs 6 years and older are just $20 to adopt; cats are $10. In addition, cats are two-for-one; adopt one and take home a second feline friend at no additional charge.
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 your new family member to you. Just stop by the adoption center 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers.
October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.” Lee County Domestic Animal Services will celebrate along with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and adopters using #Dogtober on social media. This is great way to show the adoptable pets available at area shelters.
Adoption fees will be reduced on all dogs 4 months of age and older to just $30 for the entire month of October. Cats and kittens will be just $10 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 introduce a new family member. Just stop by 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the adoption center, 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers.
Did you know you can purchase your pet’s medications and nutrition products in our online store and have them delivered right to your front door?
We’ve partnered with VetsourceTM, the industry-leading Home Delivery pharmacy provider to offer you this convenient service. Our partnership with Vetsource means that we can continue to supply you with quality products sourced directly from the manufacturer and have them shipped right to your front door with no shipping charges.*
AutoShip allows you to schedule regular deliveries of your pet’s medications and food at your convenience. And with RemindMeSM, single doses of your pet’s flea, tick and heartworm meds arrive once a month on the day you need them.
In June, CCAS was contacted about an adorable 10-week-old Catahoula puppy with some very serious physical challenges. Among other issues, “Bleu” is almost completely deaf and blind. We immediately contacted one of our volunteers–local Certified Dog Trainer Louise Hebert with Rescue Dog Training. Louise began fostering and working with Bleu immediately, researching various methods of training deaf and blind dogs.
Bleu also suffered from genetic issues that required specialized surgery, but we are happy to report those issues have been resolved and she is ready for her forever home! Bleu will require a very special household that is willing to continue the training Louise has started, which she has very generously offered to continue with Bleu’s new family.
“Since arriving at CCAS I have had quite an adventure! Besides being deaf and blind, I am a little girl who is full of life and curiosity, bringing a smile to the face of everyone I meet. Even though Louise has been diligently working to train me on how to “see” and “hear” in ways beyond my physical senses, she would be the first one to tell you that my training has not been so much about basic commands such as “sit”, “stay”, or “come”, but more about teaching me that the world is safe, people are good, and how to navigate my life.
Along this journey, I have discovered so many things about myself. One thing I realized is that I love being outside! I am dreaming of a small fenced-in yard where I can continue my love of exploration. I have also realized I really love other dogs! I have a foster brother right now, with whom I love to hang out, but I am getting too big for him. It would be great to have a brother or sister a little bigger than me. I also know that I am very playful, and I have a lot of energy! When I get into things that I shouldn’t, my mom lovingly says, “Oh, Bleu, you’re such a Catahoula!” whatever that means!
My mom says that I am a quick learner! I am figuring out how to manage life without sight and only limited sound. I can follow shadows and objects directly in front of me. The most important thing that I have discovered is how much I love people! In fact, there is nothing that I like better than cuddling!
After all this new stuff, I am ready to learn more, and I am looking for a forever family with whom I can continue this journey. If you are a special family (kids should be older) who has the love and patience for an unusual puppy like me, please make an appointment to come and meet me!”
Roseanne is a very special girl who came to the Cape Coral Animal Shelter in January, saved from a horrible situation as a breeder dog outside Miami. Although she lived with other dogs in her past life, it has become very clear that she now prefers to spend her life with people rather than other animals.
Roseanne quickly became a volunteer and staff favorite and loves (almost) every human she meets. Because we are always at full capacity, Roseanne resides in the office our executive director—and she is the perfect tenant!
A few months ago, our executive director Liz McCauley started posting “Conversations with Roseanne” on her personal Facebook page and these posts were shared throughout the community. As a joke, Roseanne was given a “friend” named Bones–a dog she gets along with—and through these funny conversations, they have become engaged to be married!
As word spread of their upcoming nuptials, friends from near and far have sent well wishes, gifts, even purchased their wedding attire! Volunteers have planned the whole wedding, complete with bridesmaids, groomsmen, flowers, and a lovely outdoor ceremony in our big play yard here at the shelter.
Best of all, we are inviting the public to share this event with all of us.
If you would like to witness the wedding of Roseanne and Bones, please come to the shelter at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 11th.
The public is welcome to bring donations for Roseanne’s dowry, which she promises to share with the other pups at the shelter. (Our wish list can be found at Wish List – Cape Coral Animal Shelter)
No wedding would be complete without a champagne toast and special cupcakes, so we hope you will join us for this very special event. Of course, our greatest wish for Roseanne is that all this fanfare will get the attention of the perfect family who will adopt her and take her (and Bones) home forever.