Thursday, November 15, 2012

Animal Services Shelter Overflowing with Bunnies

Lee County Domestic Animal Services’ shelter is overflowing with rabbits due to a hoarding situation.  More than 40 English Lop and Mini Lop rabbits were surrendered by their owner after she became overwhelmed.  The rabbits, which have been sterilized as they are very prolific breeders,are now ready to be adopted.  The adoption fee is only $10 including sterilization, a microchip ID, and ten-day health guarantee, valued at more than $200.

Other shelters and rescues have offered to take some of the rabbits but LCDAS still needs to place more than 20. They are presently being housed in shelter space allocated for the public to visit with dogs available for adoption.  The facility is currently beyond capacity to house the usual 200 to 300 dogs and cats that are normally waiting to be adopted.

Domestic rabbits make friendly, entertaining house pets.  Rabbits can be litter trained and get along well with cats and dogs that do not consider them prey.  For more information about adopting a bunny or any of the pets available, visit

Lee County Domestic Animal Services is located at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers, next to the Lee County
Sheriff’s Office off Six Mile Cypress Parkway.  Adoption hours are 11:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through
Saturday.  For more information call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS).  Pictures of pets available for adoption can be viewed online at  The website updates hourly
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