There is a great opportunity to help homeless animals beginning on Aug. 1. Lee County Domestic Animal Services (LCDAS) will kick off a month long adoption promotion, Awesome August Adoptions, to find new homes for its shelter pets during the current difficult economic times. The adoption fee for puppies and kittens will be only $25 and all adult pets will be free with an approved application.
The shelter has experienced a severe drop in adoptions attributed to the economy. Despite that, there are still individuals and families looking for a new pet.
"We want to eliminate any reason someone would have to acquire a pet anywhere but at a shelter," says Donna Ward, LCDAS Director. "We have every type of breed, size or age you could want including many pure bred animals."
The agency firmly believes that with the selection available at the shelter and the cost being just $25 or free, there is no better place to get your next best friend.
To further sweeten this deal the pet will come with $500 worth of veterinary services which include spay or neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccinations, rabies and county license (for pets 3 months and older), heartworm test (for dogs 6 months and older), feline aids and leukemia test (for cats), flea treatment, worming, microchip ID, 10 day health guarantee, and a bag of Science Diet pet food.
As part of the month long event, Noble Jewelers will also be on hand Saturday, Aug. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to host a Gold Exchange fundraiser to benefit the Animal Care Trust Fund. Anyone may bring their unwanted jewelry pieces, silverware, platters, etc. to sell and Noble Jewelers will make a donation to help homeless pets and pets of disadvantaged owners.
Gold Exchange fundraiser for the Animal Care Trust Fund
Saturday, Aug. 1
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lee County Domestic Animal Services
5600 Banner Drive
For more information
Lee County Domestic Animal Services is located at 5600 Banner Drive in Fort Myers.
For more information about the August Awesome Adoptions or the Gold Exchange fundraiser, call 239-533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit www.LeeLostPets.com.