Manatee County Animal Services Invites You to “Fall in Love” In October

Manatee County Animal Services Invites You to “Fall in Love” In October
Posted on 10/04/2018

Reduced Fees and Giveaways to Encourage Adoptions

Palmetto, FL (October 4, 2018) Come “Fall in Love” at Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS) through October 31. This isn’t a trick -- Adoption fees will be reduced to $40 for dogs and $20 for cats! With hundreds of pets to choose from, treat your family to a new best friend…

All fee-waived cat and dog adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip and rabies certificate. Manatee County residents are required to license their new pet for an additional $15. The special promotion will be held at the MCAS located at 305 25th Street West in Palmetto and 1002 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton (cats only.)

To celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Day on Saturday, October 27, MCAS is partnering with Friends of Manatee County Animal Services (FoMCAS) to offer free pet product giveaways to every adopter from October 22 – 27. Through a week-long social media campaign culminating on the day of the event, MCAS and FoMCAS hope to bring awareness and education about Bully Breeds, which comprise a large portion of the MCAS shelter population. 

FoMCAS is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves as a fundraising arm whose mission it is to work hand in hand with MCAS to enrich the lives of the shelter animals by raising funds to provide additional resources, medical care and heartworm treatment. 

Manatee County Animal Services is Manatee County’s only open-admission shelter facility, taking in an average of 10 animals per day in 2017. By never turning any animal away that comes to us (no matter the condition, age, breed or species), that average has increased this month to 15 animals per day due to kitten season, confiscation cases and owner surrenders.

The Palmetto Adoption Center and Shelter, located at 305 25th Street West in Palmetto, is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The Downtown Cat Adoption Center, located at 1002 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205, is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Animal Services can be reached at 941-742-5933.

For information about Manatee County Animal Services, please contact Hans Wohlgefahrt at [email protected] or 941-742-5933 ext. 8307 or visit

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