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Manatee County Animal Services Tail-Gate Party In Palmetto, FL

Manatee County Animal Services Tail-Gate Party In Palmetto, FL

| Laura Bell Adams |

With football season underway, pets at Manatee County Animal Services are suited up and ready to tackle your heart at the Fall Tail-Gate Party co-hosted by Manatee County Animal Services and Friends of Manatee County Animal Services.

On Saturday, November 9, 12:00 pm -4:00 pm, stop by Manatee County Animal Services shelter at 305 25th St. West, Palmetto, to meet dogs and cats hoping to score the ultimate touchdown, a new home!

This family friendly event will feature adoption specials for all animals, raffle prize giveaways, food trucks, live music, pet-friendly vendors showcasing a variety of products and services and a bounce house for the kiddos. We have the game winning line-up of MVP’s to consider for adoption. Even some of our 2nd and 3rd string animals from the bench are great choices. And don’t forget the retired senior players and fun-loving cheerleaders. This is a free event to attend with free parking. Attendees will be able to tour the shelter or be assisted by volunteers to find their next four-legged family member.



The shelter currently has 170 dogs and cats to choose from and is over its normal capacity. We encourage the community to adopt not shop. Volunteers work with the animals every day to get them ready for adoption. Many of the shelter animals are trained on basic commands, house broken and ready to shower you with love and team spirit. Adoption fees range in price, with all animals being up to date on vaccinations, spayed or neutered and chipped.

MCAS is Manatee County’s only open-admission shelter facility, taking in an average of 15 animals per day in 2018. The mission of MCAS is to maintain public health and safety through the enforcement of laws and ordinances related to animals, to promote responsible pet ownership, promote adoptions, and reduce pet overpopulation. In July, MCAS had a 96% save rate.

For information about Manatee County Animal Services, please contact Hans Wohlgefahrt at or 941-742-5933 ext. 8307 or visit their website here.

Friends of Manatee County Animal Services is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to work hand in hand with Manatee County Animal Services to enrich the lives of the shelter animals by raising funds to provide additional resources, medical needs and heartworm treatment. For more information on Friends of Manatee County Animal Services, please contact Caryn Hodge at or 941-713-3105 or visit. their FB page here.

Photo from MCAS Fall Tail-Gate Party FB

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