Kitten Season Leaves
From Lee County Domestic Animal Services:
Lee County Domestic Animal Services’ shelter is experiencing the full effects of kitten season. Foster homes and adopters are needed to keep up with the increasing number of felines entering the shelter. During kitten season, which runs from May through October, the intake of cats and kittens nearly doubles forcing the shelter to utilize a large number of foster homes to avoid euthanasia. The number of pets adopted during the summer typically declines which also contributes to overcrowding.
To help alleviate the problem, Animal Services will reduce the adoption fee for all cats and kittens to just $8 through the end of June. Cats and kittens are always two-for-one adoption fee and will apply during the promotion as well. The adoption fee will still include the same veterinary services such as spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, de-worming, flea treatment, feline aids and leukemia test, Lee County license if 3 months or older, microchip ID, 10-day health guarantee and more.
Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent may download an application atwww.leelostpets.com. Fosters are provided with food for the cats or kittens and all veterinary care is provided through Animal Services Veterinary Clinic.
The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Sheriff’s Office off Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. The adoption center is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. All adoptable animals may be viewed online at www.leelostpets.com. Information is updated hourly. Adoption applications may also be submitted online.