MANATEE -- Manatee County Animal Services is offering a discount on black-colored animals, since for some reason they spend more time waiting to be adopted than their lighter-colored counterparts, according to a press release.
The adoption fee for dogs with any black in their coloring is $35, compared to the normal $80, and the adoption fee for cats with any black is $15, compared to the normal $40, Thursday through Saturday. The required license tag is still an additional $15.
All pets adopted will receive a health check, be spayed or neutered, receive vaccinations, including rabies, and be microchipped.
The special is available at Animal Services in Palmetto, 305 25th Street West (open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Preview available animals by visiting www.mymanatee.org/pets.