Cape Co­ral An­i­mal Shel­ter

Hop­ing to save aban­doned or lost pets

Cape Coral Living - - Cape Departments - BY ANN MARIE O’PHELAN Ann Marie O’Phelan is a South­west Florida res­i­dent and a fre­quent con­trib­u­tor to TOTI Me­dia.

Di­rec­tors of the Cape Co­ral An­i­mal Shel­ter ex­pect to break ground on the new fa­cil­ity by year’s end. The city’s no-kill shel­ter is pro­jected to save more than 40,000 lost or aban­doned an­i­mals over a 20-year span. The shel­ter, ex­pected to open next spring, will be sit­u­ated just north of Sun Splash Fam­ily Water­park and will of­fer more than just a chance to adopt a furry friend. “Once opened, we will of­fer a low-cost clinic to pro­vide vac­ci­na­tion and spay/ neuter pro­ce­dures … and there will also be train­ing and adop­tion pro­grams, as well as vol­un­teer pro­grams,” says Pamela Aubu­chon, the shel­ter’s direc­tor. Those in­ter­ested in help­ing are directed to the Cape shel­ter’s web­site, where you can sign up for a dig­i­tal news­let­ter, vol­un­teer time, do­nate money and read about the lat­est news and up­com­ing events, in­clud­ing a golf fundraiser planned for Nov. 18.

Shel­ter vol­un­teers will raise funds at golf out­ings, spe­cial events and by sell­ing gear (above) at the Cape Co­ral Farm­ers Mar­ket.

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