Celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month at MCAS

Celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month at MCAS
Posted on 10/01/2020

For the shelter dogs at Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS), there’s something special about the month of October. No, it’s not spooky sweaters or Halloween treats—it’s the promise of a better life. October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to help our homeless pets find loving, happy homes.


For the entire month of October, adoption fees will be reduced to $25 for dogs, and $15 for cats and kittens. Other reduced-price discounts are still applicable, and the adopter will pay the lower adoption fee. 


Manatee County residents are required to license their new pet for an additional $20 tag fee. All pets will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped - a value over $300.

Attached image: Lucky, our Pet of the Month, is an 11 year-old, Belgian Malinois mix. 


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 mymanatee.org/pets and filling out an adopter profile and reserving your appointment date.


MCAS is Manatee County’s only open-admission shelter facility, taking in an average of 12 animals per day in 2019. The mission of MCAS is to maintain public health and safety through the enforcement of laws and ordinances related to animals, to promote responsible pet ownership, promote adoptions, and reduce pet overpopulation. For the 2019 calendar year, MCAS had a 95% save rate.