Special event planned for Axel the pit bull
MANATEE -- No Kill Manatee invites the community to a special event at 2 p.m. Jan. 9 at Manatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St. W., Palmetto.
Axel, the pit bull who was hit in the head with an axe-like object, is going to a foster home. He will leave his friends at Beach Veterinary Clinic, where he has convalesced since he was found with his injury in November, and go to Animal Services with his foster mom, Trisha Robinson, trainer and owner of Dawg Phonics.
Axel also will meet his fans and be reunited with Animal Services officer Steve Bell, who rescued him and took him straight to Beach Vet.
More information can be found on Axel's Facebook fan page, www.facebook.com/axelsangels.
-- Herald staff report