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On Black Saturday, black pets are free

By Staff | Nov 23, 2010

The day after Thanksgiving may be the busiest shopping day of the year but Lee County Domestic Animal Services hopes the Saturday following the holiday will be the busiest pet adoption day.
On Nov. 27, all pets that are black or predominantly black in color will be free for adoption.
Potential adopters are encouraged to check the agency’s website at www.leelostpets.com for a peek at which pets might be available the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
The site updates hourly. Now would be a great time to select a pet before the December holidays, said Ria Brown of Animal Services. She said new pets enter the shelter daily so inventory also changes daily but currently there are Labs, shepherds, hounds, Chihuahuas and Dalmatian mixes available for those looking to add a canine to the family.
For those who would prefer a new feline companion, the variety includes everything from black shorthaired kittens to black and white tuxedo cats and cats with tortoise shell coats.
All pets adopted are sterilized and receive age appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, deworming, microchip ID, heartworm test for dogs over six months old, feline aids and leukemia test for cats, and county license for pets three months and older.
Brown said the adoption package is valued at more than $500 making it an even better opportunity to add a new pet to your family.
The shelter is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Regular adoption hours are Monday through Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., including Black Saturday, Nov. 27.
For more information about pets available for adoption or lost pets, go to www.leelostpets.com or call 239-533-7387.