Manatee County Animal Services will have a booth at the Bradenton Farmer’s Market every week showcasing some of the dogs and cats they have up for adoption as well as talking to people about the NO KILL effort and other programs they have available.
Market goers are asked to bring bags and cans of dog and cat food to their booth any Saturday from 9:00am-2:00pm. In addition to food donations people can bring newspapers, they use them to line the cat cages which makes for easier clean up, dog or cat toys, towels, 6 foot leashes, Martingale no slip collars, gentle leaders (the no pull kind) and cat litter. Donations for medical supplies and funds to support the No Kill effort will also be collected at the market. There will usually be at least one dog there representing the shelter.
The downtown facility is just around the corner from the Main Street market so it is a perfect opportunity to do a food and supplies drive and to let people know the shelter is open in case they want to visit the facility to see the animals up for adoption.
Manatee County is striving to become the first county in Florida to become NO KILL. According to Manatee County Animal Services Chief, Kris Weiskopf, “To become No Kill, a community must save at least 90% of the shelter animals. This requires tremendous help and support from our entire community. We have a great community and encourage everyone to call or stop by to see how they can help us reach and maintain our No Kill goal.”
For more information on Manatee County Animal Services or to see the animals up for adoption, check out our website www.mymanatee.org/petsor call 941-742-5933.