Pasco follows Manatee, adopts animal shelter policy

November 10, 2012 

Pasco follows Manatee to no-kill policy

Following Manatee County's lead, the Pasco County Commission has voted to take steps toward a policy that would save 90 percent of the animals in its animal shelter from euthanasia, an official said Thursday.

Pasco County commissioners approved as a goal saving 90 percent of the county's shelter animals, Animal Services Director John Malley said.

The Pasco County's program is called "Save 90," he said.

Malley and other Animal Services officials recently toured Manatee County animal facilities, and took inspiration from its "no kill" policies, he said.

"We're very excited about it," said Malley.

Manatee County became the first county in Florida to commit to a formal "no kill" program for its animal shelter, and it has been an inspiration to those in other counties.

Black cat adoption eventset for this weekend

SARASOTA -- A "no kill" cat shelter is sponsoring a "Jail Break" adoption event 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11.

Over the weekend, any black cat at Cat Depot, 2542 17th St., Sarasota, can be adopted for $10. Adopters have a chance for prize drawings and refreshments will be served. A veterinarian will be available to answer questions.

A nonprofit no-kill facility, Cat Depot is dedicated to helping homeless animals.

Information: www.catdepot.org or 941-366-2404.

--Herald staff report

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