MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Oct. 1, 2014) – Manatee County Animal Services is asking Manatee residents and shelters to help with a severe overcrowding situation at its animal adoption shelter in Palmetto. The shelter has room for 80 dogs, but there are 100 there now.
“Adopters or rescues are needed to help get animals out of the shelter and into homes,” says shelter supervisor Nikki Bentley. “These animals are at risk of euthanasia, so we really need the community and our animal network to help out. We hope they’ll help us help the animals by adopting today; every animal deserves a good home.”
All adoptions includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, health check and microchip.
Through Saturday, dogs greater 50 pounds are being offered at a special price of $50, which includes a mandatory $15 county license certificate. The normal adoption rate for dogs is $80 plus the license fee.
The special is available Animal Services in Palmetto, 305 25th St. W. The shelter is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Preview available animals by visiting www.mymanatee.org/pets
For more information, call (941) 742-5933.
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