Published: Aug 02, 2010 6:46 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 02, 2010 3:46 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - There is a great opportunity to help homeless animals beginning August 1st. 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 drop in adoptions attributed to the economy. However, 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,” she adds. 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 adoption fee includes $500 worth of veterinary services. All pet receive 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.

For more information about the August Awesome Adoptions call 239-533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit