Pets

Col­lier County Do­mes­tic An­i­mal Ser­vices

Bonita & Estero Magazine - - DEPARTMENTS - BY ANN MARIE O’PHEL AN Ann Marie O’Phelan is a South­west Florida res­i­dent and a fre­quent con­trib­u­tor to TOTI Me­dia.

Oc­to­ber is Adopt-a-Shel­ter Dog Month at the Col­lier County Do­mes­tic An­i­mal Ser­vices. “All adopted cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, mi­crochipped and vac­ci­nated against ra­bies be­fore you take them home, which saves [you] hun­dreds of dol­lars,” says Daniel Chris­ten­bury, pub­lic in­for­ma­tion co­or­di­na­tor for Col­lier County Pub­lic Ser­vices.

Adop­tion fees gen­er­ally range from $20-$80 for kit­tens and pup­pies to se­nior pets. Re­duced adop­tion fees are avail­able to se­niors (60 or older) and ac­tive or re­tired mil­i­tary. Half-price adop­tions are avail­able for adult and se­nior dogs and cats (pup­pies and kit­tens un­der 4 months ex­cluded). Other pets such as ger­bils, fer­rets and birds are avail­able at or be­low mar­ket rates. All pet adop­tions are first-come, first-served.

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