FINDING YOUR LOST PET
If you have lost a pet, you must act immediately by visiting Lee County Domestic Animal Services to reclaim your pet since our stray animal holding period is three consecutive days including closed days and holidays. You must complete a missing pet report and also provide proof of ownership. Proper proof includes current veterinary records, rabies certificate, a county tag and/or registered microchip. Fees are associated with the boarding of your pet that must be paid to reclaim your pet. We accept major credit cards and cash (no checks). Shelter hours to reclaim animals for owners who have seen their pets online or been notified by an officer that their pet is in our shelter are Monday through Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Those without proof or those have not seen their animal online may look through our stray kennels from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm when the kennels are open to the public.
FINDING YOUR LOST PET AFTER HOURS
If you have found your pet on our website when we are closed to the public, please call the shelter at 239-533-7387 (LEE-PETS) for after-hours assistance. Please be prepared to provide your pet’s online assigned identification number that begins with an “A” when speaking with the after-hours answering service representative. The after-hours answering service will notify the on-duty officer to contact you to place a hold on your pet through the end of the next open business day so you can come in and reclaim your missing pet. Please be advised that the on-duty officer is unavailable from Midnight until 8:00 am. To reach the after hours answering service when you call press 2. During business hours you may reach our kennel supervisors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FILING A MISSING PET REPORT
If you register your lost pet online please be advised that pet registrations filed on this site are not forwarded to Lee County Domestic Animal Services. You must fill out the missing pet report in person. Lee County Domestic Animal Services cannot be responsible for your failure to claim your pet. You must do this in person and provide proof of ownership such as a county license, microchip ID, or veterinary records. Lost pets can only be held for three (3) consecutive days including closed days and holidays. After the three day holding period they become property of Animal Services and may be adopted , transferred to another agency, or humanely euthanized if the pet is deemed unadoptable. Do not delay looking for your pet.
ADOPTING A LOST PET
Animals featured in this section of our website are currently not available for adoption. However, if you see a pet that you would like to adopt you may fill out an adoption application at the shelter or click here to submit an application online. If the pet is not claimed during the stray holding period, it may be adopted to the first person with an approved application on file for that pet. Due to safety and liability issues the public is not permitted to visit with any pet in the Lost Section of the shelter. Animals are usually available for viewing after the stray holding period provided Animal Services is not still pursuing leads to locate the owner. To view pets already available for adoption, click on "View Pets Currently Available" under "Pets for Adoption" on our home page.
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