Manatee Animal Services to hold special dog adoption event

HERALD STAFF REPORTFebruary 15, 2014 

MANATEE -- Manatee County Animal Services on Saturday is offering special promotions to encourage residents to adopt dogs from its overcrowded shelter.

The county and other shelters have been overwhelmed by dogs seized in at least three separate cases recently.

Roughly 300 animals were seized Feb. 5 by law enforcement from Napier's Log Cabin Horse and Animal Sanctuary in East Manatee.

Then on Tuesday, animal service officers impounded 22 small dogs from a home in Palmetto.

A day later, the Manatee Sheriff's Office Child Protective Services called animal services to a home in Bradenton, where 32 dogs were taken.

"Due to the recent number of animals taken in, the shelter is full," a county news release states.

The Saturday event will be at the county's shelter in Palmetto, 305 25th St. W., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Animals from the county's shelter in downtown Bradenton will also be available.

You can preview the animals by visiting www.mymanatee.org/pets

For more information, call 941-742-5933.

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