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Friends of Manatee County Animal Welfare 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 Welfare for the Jewelry to the Rescue fundraising event to find out.  


Attend this Saturday, October 7th, from 1-4 p.m. at Motorworks Brewing, 1014 9th St. West, Bradenton, for a day of sparkle, compassion, and community. Over 300 pounds of 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, a 50/50 cash prize drawing, and food and drink specials from Motorworks. Enjoy award-winning craft beers, fine wines, craft cocktails, delicious food, and more in Florida’s largest beer garden.


All the proceeds benefit the Friends of Manatee County Animal Welfare, 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.

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, a 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 Judith. Judith recently came into Manatee County Animal Welfare with not one but two luxating patellas. That means two injured knees. She will be receiving pain-rerelieving surgery thanks to donations and proceeds from fundraising efforts.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Sarasota Herald Tribune/iLocal, The Suncoast Post, and Motorworks Brewing. For info, contact Caryn Hodge at 941-713-3105 or

Photos from Caryn Hodge

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