$10 Adoption Fees Memorial Day Weekend

$10 Adoption Fees Memorial Day Weekend
Posted on 05/28/2021

Memorial Day Special: $10 Pet Adoptions This Weekend at MCAS

For three days only, Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS) will be reducing adoption fees this Memorial Day Weekend. From Friday, May 28 - Sunday, May 30, all pet adoption fees will be $10 at both MCAS locations. Year-round, MCAS waives adoption fees for veterans, military and first responders.


All adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip and rabies certificate (a value of over $300). Manatee County residents are required to license their new pet for an additional $20. The Palmetto Adoption Center and Shelter, located at 305 25th Street West in Palmetto, and Manatee County Cat Town, located at 216 6th Avenue East, Bradenton, are available to visit by appointment only. You can make your online appointment by going to www.mymanatee.org/pets and filling out an adopter profile and reserving your appointment date.


MCAS Launches Summer Foster-to-Adopt Incentive Program to Help Feline Moms & Kittens


With kitten season upon us, MCAS is taking in kittens and mother cats on a daily basis. Keeping a mother cat with her babies ensures their best chance for survival. Currently, MCAS has 5 mothers-with-litters families at the shelter.

MCAS is launching a new, summer program to help these families find temporary foster homes until the kittens are old enough to be adopted. As an incentive, after someone fosters a mom and her kittens, or a litter of kittens, through the end of their foster period, adoption fees will be waived for the feline (or felines) of their choice.  

Fostering is free of charge, and all supplies and food, medications, and medical supervision are provided by MCAS. To become a foster for MCAS,  the application is at https://bit.ly/3cvcvix. For questions about the program or fostering, email [email protected].


Note: MCAS will be closed to the public on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.

MCAS is Manatee County’s only open-admission shelter facility, taking in an average of 7 animals per day in 2020. The mission of MCAS is to maintain public health and safety through the enforcement of laws and ordinances related to animals, issue and maintain records for annual pet licensing, to promote responsible pet ownership, promote adoptions, and reduce pet overpopulation. MCAS continues to operate the Pet Pantry Program offering free food and supplies to pet owners facing financial and housing hardships. The Rescue Transfer Program continues to expand with a current roster of 130 rescues and shelters as partners accepting 665 pets into their care last year. For the 2020 calendar year, MCAS had a 93% save rate.