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gjefferies@bradenton.comDecember 30, 2013 

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A bright winter sun casts paw print shadows across the floor of the Manatee County Animal Services Downtown Adoption Center in Bradenton. The large silhouetted canine prints surround a 3-year-old pit bull named Cookie, one of many homeless animals in the shelter. An estimated 110 dogs and 46 cats are in the Manatee County shelter alone, according to Animal Services enforcement superviser Joel Richmond. Manatee County, striving to be a no-kill community, makes every effort to find a home through adoption, rescue or transfer, according to Richmond. Many more cats and dogs are available in other shelters across the county. Bishop Animal Shelter, Humane Society of Manatee County and the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch all have animals that would love to start off the New Year in a loving home.GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald

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Bishop Animal Shelter, Humane Society of Manatee County and the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch all have animals that would love to start off the New Year in a loving home.

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