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National Mutt Day: Collier, Lee Counties Trying to Find Homes for Mutts

6:03 PM, Nov 30, 2018

In Southwest Florida, National Mutt Day is celebrated on December 1. Lee County Domestic Animal Services and Collier County Domestic Animal Services are hosting adoptions for the special day.

National Mutt Day: Collier, Lee Counties Trying to Find Homes for Mutts

Now, with the holiday season just a few weeks away, you might be thinking a pet is a good idea for a gift. “At Christmas time, don’t get a puppy as a gift. That’s what usually ends up in our shelters in January,” said Karen Fordiani of Lee County Domestic Animal Services.

Throughout Southwest Florida, there are at least 5,000 dogs living in shelters and in need of a good place to call home.

In Collier County there are currently 233 pets at Domestic Animal Services, and the majority of those will be available for adoption during the adoption event. To date, the agency had 1,693 adoptions and 757 transfers.

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