Lee County Domestic Animal Services
Lee County government is among the many employers nationwide that are encouraging their staff to stay fit and healthy. Employees in the Animal Services Department decided to join the effort by forming a “Fitness Club” but with an ulterior motive in mind. As employees walk for their health we are taking some four-legged walking partners along. The goal is to show off the shelter’s resident canines on a twice-a-week expedition so let the public see what great pets they could adopt as permanent walking or jogging companions.
It’s wonderful to enjoy fresh air on our break while promoting pets for adoption. It's a great way to encourage our staff to stay healthy and provide an outlet for the dogs to release some energy right before our Adoption Center opens.
Animal Services volunteers also join the staff and dogs every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am. The walk route begins at the shelter and treks down Six Mile Cypress Pkwy to Home Depot on the corner of US 41 and back. The well-traveled route is visible to hundreds of drivers and passengers.