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Preparing for the Howl-idays

This holiday season, we at LCHS are looking to find loving forever homes for our pets, and due to the kennels being full, we are currently holding a Clear the Shelter adoption special. Until further notice, altered animals have an adoption fee of only $10, while unaltered animals have an adoption fee of only $60. Any changes or updates to the special will be announced via our social media platforms.


We are still operating on an appointment-only basis, so if you'd like to provide a forever home for a pet this holiday season, please apply online at leecountyhumane.org/adopt and give us 24 to 48 hours to approve your application. When your application is approved, we will notify you via email, after which you may call to make an appointment to meet adoptable animals. With Thanksgiving coming up this week, we'd like to share some tips on what foods are okay to share with our four-legged friends, after which we'll share some ways to support LCHS over the holidays.



Holiday Foods and Pets: Turkey


Turkey is essential to many Thanksgiving feasts, and fortunately, it is also healthy for cats and dogs! Cooked turkey meat can make an excellent treat for cats and dogs alike. However, it's best to avoid giving pets turkey skin because of its high fat content. Cooked turkey bones pose a choking hazard and risk of intestinal damage because they tend to break into sharp pieces. Raw meat and bones can cause food poisoning in pets just as they can with people. Gravy and sauces often include spices like garlic and onion that are harmful to pets, so it's best to offer only plain meat.


Side Dishes and Ingredients


In addition to turkey, many of the classic Thanksgiving foods can be enjoyed by pets, at least in small portions. While the ASPCA points out that small amounts of pumpkin pie or mashed potatoes can be okay, it's best to steer clear of giving pets large portions of these high-fat and high-sugar foods.


However, if you want to share more than just a small taste of Thanksgiving f