MANATEE -- To provide information about the county’s new “No Kill” animal shelter policy, a free open house will be held from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Bradenton’s Central Library.
The Manatee County Commission on Tuesday OK’d a resolution and plan that would guide its animal shelter away from euthanasia, becoming the only such shelter of its kind in Florida and one of a very few nationally, officials said.
“Everyone is welcome to learn about the county’s goal of becoming a ‘No Kill’ county,” said Shona Otto, of UnderDog Rescue of Florida, one of the hosting groups.
Foster homes and adoptions are needed for thousands of homeless pets each year, she said.
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The county animal shelter plans to gradually increase its “live release” rate to more than 90 percent by next year.
“Live release” refers to animals that are adopted, returned to their owner, or transferred to an animal welfare organization rather than being euthanized.
The library is at 1301 Barccarota Blvd. W. For more information, call (941) 713-6531.
Plant, Antiques, Crafts Sale at Palma Sola park
BRADENTON -- Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. NW, will have its 14th annual Plant, Antiques and Crafts Sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15.
This is one of two major fundraisers held each year to finance the operation and maintenance of the park and its gardens.
There will be about 50 vendors selling plants, garden-related items, antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, food and drinks. Music will be provided the Gumbo Boogie Band on the deck.
There’s ample parking and admission is free.
Information: (941) 761-2866.
-- Herald staff reports