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Give a homeless pet a chance

June 28, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen
To The Editor:

Give pets a chance for independence. This July as we celebrate our country’s independence, Lee County Domestic Animal Services hopes you will give a homeless pet a chance for independence too. Throughout the entire month adult cats may be adopted for $10 and kittens for just $30.

A select variety of dogs will be available for $30 also. This represents a 60 to 80 percent reduction in regular adoption fees.

Local fireworks have officially begun with a population explosion at the shelter. The increase coincides with the start of kitten season which began in May.

Some 544 cats entered the shelter in May compared to a monthly average of only 284 in January through April, a 91 percent increase.

We are utilizing every foster home we have available to give these cats and kittens a chance,” says Donna Ward, LCDAS director. “Kittens raised in a foster home are very sociable, playful, and have the benefit of early litter training,” she said. Once kittens are old enough they return to the shelter for adoption.

Although fees will be reduced, the adoption package valued at $500 still includes the following:

Spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, Rabies vaccination and county license for pets over three months, 10-day pet health guarantee, Microchip ID Feline Leukemia and Aids test for cats, heartworm test for dogs over six months flea treatment, de-worming, training DVD, bag of science diet pet food.

Photos and information about lost pets or pets for adoption are available on the agency’s website at Pet info on the website updates hourly. Anyone interested in fostering pets may also obtain an application online.

Ria Brown

Public Information Officer

Lee County Domestic Animal Services

Fort Myers



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