The City Council has voted 7-0 to approval a 99-year lease of 4.2 acres of land adjacent and south of the Youth Center and north of Sun Splash Waterpark to the Cape Coral Animal Shelter Corp.
 
The lease is provided at $1 per year because City Manager John Szerlag feels that a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter would represent a valuable service to Cape Coral residents. Projections are that the shelter will be built sometime in 2018.