Lee County Domestic Animal Services is excited to launch our 2017 campaign
'Imagine the Pawsibilities' sponsored by the Petco Foundation.
The Petco Foundation believes that every animal deserves the best life. Since 1999, they've invested more than $157 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. This lifesaving impact grant will enable Animal Services to reach the following goals throughout the year:
1. Reunite more pets with owners
2. Increase pet adoptions
3. Educate the public on responsible pet ownership
4. Increase our foster and volunteer network
Each month we will focus on an important topic that relates to one of our goals.
June is the month to get your pets ready in the case of an emergency.
•ID your pet. Make sure your pet’s tags are up-to-date and securely fastened to your pet's collar. If possible, attach the address and/or phone number of your evacuation site. If your pet gets lost, his tag is his ticket home. Also consider microchipping your pets.
•Make sure you have a current photo of your pet for identification purposes.
•Make a pet emergency kit. Download Preparing Makes Sense for Pet Owners for a full list of items to include in your pets kit.
Check out this quick list:
•Manual can opener
•First aid kit and other supplies
•Identify shelters. For public health reasons, many emergency shelters cannot accept pets. Find out which motels and hotels in the area you plan to evacuate to allow pets well in advance of needing them. There are also a number of guides that list hotels/motels that permit pets and could serve as a starting point. Include your local animal shelter's number in your list of emergency numbers.
•Make sure you have a secure pet carrier, leash or harness for your pet so that if he panics, he can't escape.