$10 Pet Adoptions Start Today for St. Patty's Day

$10 Pet Adoptions Start Today for St. Patty's Day
Posted on 03/11/2022

Feeling the luck of the Irish? With over a hundred adoptable pets waiting to go to forever homes, Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS) invites you to find your lucky charm during our reduced-fee adoption promotion starting on March 11. The “St. PETrick's Day” Adoption Promotion runs from Friday, March 11 - Sunday, March 20  at both MCAS locations.  All pet adoption fees, for both dogs and cats, will be $10. All other reduced-price adoptions (pets residing at the shelter over 60 days and pets age 7 years or older are fee-waived; military, veterans and first responders with ID are fee-waived) are still applicable and adopter will pay the lowest fee. 

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 is located at 305 25th Street West in Palmetto, and Manatee County Cat Town is located at 216 6th Avenue East in Bradenton. Appointments are preferred, and walk-ins will be accommodated when available. You can plan your visit by going to mymanatee.org/pets to view all adoptable pets and schedule an appointment.


MCAS is Manatee County’s only open-admission shelter facility, taking in an average of 9 animals per day in 2021. 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 120 rescues and shelters as partners accepting 853 pets into their care last year. For the 2020-21 fiscal year, MCAS had a 94% save rate.