Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) is running out of space to house cats and is asking the public for help.
To help put it in perspective, Collier County DAS currently has 202 cats in its inventory, 22 that came into the shelter last Friday. That is 135 cats at the Naples shelter, two cats at the Immokalee shelter and three cats and 44 kittens in foster care.
Any cat that is adopted or any person who can volunteer to be a foster family for these cats will make a huge difference. We have everything from kittens and nursing mother cats to seniors and adult cats.
“We want to have the best outcomes for the cats and kittens that come into the shelter. We want to give them all the chance to find loving, forever homes,” said Darcy Andrade, director of Collier County DAS. “To do that, we need help from the community.”
Currently, Collier County Domestic Animal Services is reducing its adoption fees on cats and kittens during the month of June to help make space in the shelter and to celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Cat month. All adoptions of feline friends are only $10 (regularly $60).
Adoptions include spay/neuter surgery, Homeagain microchip, vaccinations, flea treatment, FELV/FIV test for cats, rabies vaccination, county license and 30 days of free pet insurance. That’s a value of more than $400!
Come to the Naples shelter, located at 7610 Davis Blvd., between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or to our Immokalee shelter, located at 405 Sgt. Joe Jones Road, between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and find that special cat you’ve been waiting for.
Can’t adopt? Help us by becoming a foster family to a cat or two. Reach out to Volunteer Coordinator Katie Sibert at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on becoming a foster for cats and kittens. Collier County DAS will supply what you need to care for them. You just need to supply space and love.
For more information, contact Collier County DAS at (239) 252 PETS (7387).