"There's no place like home!"
Dorothy couldn't have said it better.
A good home is critical for nearly 10,000 homeless animals that enter Lee County Domestic Animal Services' shelter each year. It is especially true during the summer when intake increases by 150 animals per month.
Consequently, during August the shelter will offer deep discounts on adoptions with the campaign "There's No Place Like Home."
Adult dogs may be adopted for just $25 and all cats and kittens are only $10. Adopters can get a second cat or kitten at no charge.
"Our shelter is packed with dogs and cats that need loving, responsible homes," Donna Ward, LCDAS director, said. "June through August is our most difficult time of year with our average monthly intake increasing by 20 percent."
There's No Place Like Home adoption fees still include over $500 worth of veterinary and other services such as:
- Spay/neuter surgery
- Age-appropriate vaccinations
- Rabies vaccination and county license for pets over 3 months
- 10-day pet health guarantee
- Microchip ID
- Feline leukemia and AIDS test for cats
- Heartworm test for dogs over 6 months
- Flea treatment
- Training DVD
Photos and information about lost pets or pets for adoption are available on the agency's Web site at: www.leelostpets.com.
Pet information on the site updates hourly.
Adoption applications may be completed online.