Where to Find Emergency Pet Supplies and How to Become a Pet Foster Parent in Lee County

Local groups like the Gulf Coast Humane Society in Fort Myers distributed pet supplies and thousands of pounds of pet food across Lee County in response to Hurricane Ian.

Brian Wierima, community relations coordinator at the Gulf Coast Humane Society, says the nonprofit works to keep pet families together and can help if a resident is displaced and needs to stay home. shelter.

“Even the crates help if they have to go to a shelter because some shelters allow pets,” Wierima said. “So what we’d rather people do is be able to keep their family member so they don’t have to surrender to the owner or something like that.

The Humane Society is donating crates and other supplies to families who must reside at a local shelter.

The Humane Society also donates pet food and supplies to food pantries including Suncoast Community Center, Lehigh Acres Community Center, Pina Manor Community Center and RCMA Immokalee Community Academy.

Those looking to help families in need may choose to foster a pet while families work to recover from hurricane damage can visit LeeLostPets.com or contact Lee County Animal Services.

For those in Pine Island, Cape Coral Pet Vet will be hosting free emergency pet care clinics on a first-come, first-served basis every Wednesday in October at Aiden Pines Country Club in Bokeelia from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and at First Baptist Church in St. James City from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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