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Jewelry to the Rescue

Friends of Manatee County Animal Services holds Jewelry to the Rescue Event

| Caryn V. Hodge |

What does more than 300 pounds of jewelry look like and how can it help save the lives of local shelter pets? Join the Friends of Manatee County Animal Services for the Jewelry to the Rescue fundraising event to find out.  

The event will take place on Sunday, March 28th from 1-4 pm at the Compass Hotel by Margaritaville on Anna Maria Sound, 12324 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton. Over 300 pounds of pre-owned jewelry will be available for sale at surprisingly low prices. The variety of jewelry ranges from fine gemstones, to real gold and silver, to unique costume pieces, to fun and funky. Bring a piece of jewelry or $5.00 for entry. This will be a fun-filled afternoon of jewelry, raffles, and food and drink specials from the Compass Bar and Chill. All the proceeds benefit the Friends of Manatee County Animal Services, a nonprofit that works hand and hand with Manatee County Animal Services to enrich the lives of the shelter animals by raising funds to provide additional resources, medical care and heartworm treatment.

Jewelry to the Rescue

A past attendee stated, “It makes me feel good that I am helping save the lives of our local shelter animals and the jewelry is amazing. I found an opal ring, sterling silver necklace and a vintage mood ring at the last one I attended. Plus, I can clean out my jewelry box and donate items I don’t need to help the animal rescues.”

One of the shelter animals that this event will go to help is Rogan. Rogan was an abandoned dog who we believe was hit by a car. He had multiple fractures and a broken pelvis. A good samaritan brought him to the Manatee County Animal Services Shelter. MCAS asked Friends of MCAS to take him for a consult with Dr. Rose of Veterinary Surgery Center of Sarasota. He went through FHO surgery to repair his pelvis and spine. His surgery went well but as you can imagine surgery and recovery such as this is expensive. This is what FoMCAS does but without the support of our community and donations and successful fundraisers, the lives of these animals are quite frankly uncertain.

Special thanks to event sponsors Jen Bowman of Keller Williams on the Water and Compass Hotel.

For more information contact Caryn Hodge at 941-713-3105 or

Photos from MCAS

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