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Lee’s Domestic Animal Services to take part in Clear the Shelters

By Staff | Sep 11, 2021

NBCUniversal Local and Telemundo are teaming up with hundreds of shelters across the country to host Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive in September that helps find loving homes for animals in need. More than 551,000 pets have found their forever homes since 2015.

To continue to maintain safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lee County Domestic Animal Services Adoption Center is open by appointment only Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The center will feature a Pet of the Day, whose adoption fee will be waived with an approved application each day leading up to the event day on Sept.18, when all adoption fees are waived.

Valued at $600, the adoption package includes the following:

• Spay/neuter surgery

• Age-appropriate vaccinations

• Rabies vaccination and county license for pets over 3 months

• 10-day pet health check

• Microchip ID

• Feline leukemia and AIDS test for cats

• Heartworm test for dogs over 6 months

• Flea treatment

• Deworming

Photos and information about lost pets or pets for adoption are at www.leelostpets.com. Pet information on the website updates hourly. Adoption applications may be completed online. Anyone interested in fostering pets may also obtain an application online.

To schedule an appointment leading up to or on the day of the event, call 239-533-9216.

To view a video about the event, go to https://youtu.be/61uVqTLTBOY.