Lee County Needs Your Help to Save Lives This Kitten Season
Lee County Domestic Animal Services is encouraging residents to be proactive and prevent pet overpopulation during the 2013 kitten season. In 2012 over 5,000 cats and kittens entered local shelters with over 3,000 euthanized due to serious injury and illness. These tragic statistics could easily be prevented by spaying and neutering.
“We’re seeing an alarming number of pregnant felines entering our shelter earlier than usual causing quite a concern because there just are not enough homes for all these animals. The senseless deaths of domestic animals in Lee County needs to stop, especially when there are free services being offered to solve pet overpopulation in our community,” states Executive Director Donna Ward.
Regardless of income there is an option for every owner to have their pets sterilized in Lee County. There are many full services veterinarians as well as low-cost clinics for those who do not qualify for free programs but need affordable alternatives. A list of Lee County veterinarians and low-cost clinics is available atwww.LeeLostPets.com. Residents receiving government assistance are eligible for free spay/neuter services through Lee County Domestic Animal Services by calling 533-9234 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tax-deductible donations are gladly accepted to offset the cost of spay/neuter programs so more animals may benefit from these life-saving programs. A $25 donation will help spay or neuter one more. To donate online go to www.LeeLostPets.com or mail tax-deductible donations to: Animal Care Trust Fund, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33912.