Dogs, cats available for $20 and $15 pet license fee through Saturday
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Dec. 16, 2014) – Following a record-breaking weekend of animal adoptions, Manatee County Animal Services has extended for another week the deeply reduced prices at the shelter.
Last weekend, 66 dogs and cats were adopted. That effort helped relieve severe overcrowding at the shelter located at 305 25th Street W., Palmetto. As a result, MCAS has extended special pricing for adoptable pets.
Through Saturday, dogs and cats can be adopted for $20, plus a $15 pet license fee for Manatee residents. Dogs are normally $80; cats are normally $40. Manatee County residents must also buy a pet license for $15. Preview available animals by visiting www.mymanatee.org/pets
“We would like to express our gratitude to the many adopters who showed up and adopted pets at our most successful adoption event ever,” said Animal Services Manager Peyt Dewar. “We’d also like to thank the many adopting families, rescue groups, volunteers and staff who assisted in the success of the event. The media coverage was outstanding and far reaching and that really helped get the word out about the urgency of our situation.”
New hours of operation of adoptions are: Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On adoption, pets receive a checkup, are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. Each adoption also comes with 30-day risk-free pet insurance. For more information, call Animal Services at (941) 742-5933.
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