​The Community Pet Pantry Program is only available due to the generous donations of community members. One hundred percent of the food and supplies distributed through our Pet Pantry is donated by the public. We currently provide food for more than 1,400 pets. 

How to Help

Please consider making a donation on a quarterly basis to help us keep the Pantry stocked and pets in loving homes, or consider holding a quarterly food drive at your work place, church, club or community organization. There are many convenient drop-off locations for donations throughout Lee County. For more information about making a donation, contact kfordiani@leegov.com.  

About the Program

Animal Services established the Community Pet Pantry Program to temporarily assist pet owners in financial crisis to keep beloved pets in loving, responsible homes rather than surrendered to overcrowded shelters. The Community Pet Pantry Program provides complimentary pet food and supplies for Lee County residents.

How to Qualify

  • Owners must provide documentation of receiving public assistance (e.g. WIC checks, unemployment, social security disability, etc.) and proof of Lee County residence.
  • Pets must be sterilized, licensed, microchipped, vaccinated for rabies and possess a County license prior to being eligible for the program. Animal Services will provide spay/neuter services for Pet Pantry applicants if needed.
  • Owners must comply with state statutes and County ordinances.
  • Approved participants of the Pet Pantry Program must reapply for assistance after one year.

How to Apply

To apply, please bring proof of public assistance to Animal Services' Spay Neuter Clinic (blue entrance) at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, (next to the Lee County Sheriff's Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The clinic is closed on Saturday and Sunday. For further assistance, email spay@leegov.com.