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Shelter Renovations Cause Shortage of Space for Pets

Construction Special Aimed at Finding Homes Fast

May 24, 2012
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Lee County Domestic Animal Services' kennels will receive a long-over-due renovation beginning June 4. The renovation will create a healthier environment for the animals but will cause a temporary shortage of space in which to house pets. The problem is also compounded by the onset of kitten season. To help alleviate the problem during construction, LCDAS will waive the adoption fee for all pets 6 months or older from June 1 through June 30. The adoption fee will be drastically reduced to only $30 for all puppies and kittens. Kittens are also 2 for the price of one!

"Our regular adoption fees range from $25 for senior pets up to $95 for puppies, so the incentives and savings make it a great time to add a new pet to the family," say Glenn Johnson, LCDAS Operations Manager. "With summer vacations around the corner, families will have some extra time to transition their pet to its new home."

Even though adoption fees will be free or 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 over $500!

Pets waiting to be adopted can be viewed online at or visit the shelter at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers next to the Lee County Sheriff's Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Adoption viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. You can even submit your 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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