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Lee County Animal Services celebrates 125th anniversary

August 1, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Animal Services is joining Lee County's year-long celebration of its 125th quasquicentennial anniversary by offering discounts on pet adoptions.

During the agency's Dog Days of Summer adoption promotion, adopters will have a chance to take home an adult dog or cat for just $8, a kitten for $20, or a small breed dog or puppy for only $50.

Cats and kittens are two for the price of one.

In honor of its independence from Monroe County on May 13, 1887, the county is offering a variety of special programs and activities throughout the year, including themed events such as the Dog Days of Summer.

Visit online at: for a schedule of events throughout 2012, as well as a recommended reading list, historical photo gallery, trivia questions and more.

"The best celebration of all would be to adopt out 125 dogs and 125 cats," Donna Ward, LCDAS director, said. "We have the best selection of pets in the county so anyone who wants a new friend or family member can definitely find them at Animal Services."

Even though adoption fees will be reduced, all pets adopted still will receive sterilization, age appropriate vaccinations, county license, microchip ID, de-worming, flea treatment, a heartworm test for dogs, feline aids and leukemia test for cats, 10-day health guarantee and a bag of Hill's Science Diet dog or cat food.

The adoption package is valued at more than $500.

Pets waiting to be adopted can be viewed online at: or visit the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive, in Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriff's Office off of Six Mile Cypress Parkway.

Adoption viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You can even submit an adoption application online before you come to the shelter.

Volunteers and staff are available to help you find the pet that is best suited for you and your family's lifestyle.

For more information about pets for adoption go to: or call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS).

If you are inquiring about a pet you have seen online, please have the animal ID number ready for faster assistance.



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