Labor Day

Shelter Animals Celebrating Labor Day in a Fun, Unique Way

Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers.

Normally one only thinks of people when referring to Labor Day but a local nonprofit that serves homeless shelter pets is showcasing some of the dogs and cats at Manatee County Animal Services by asking them what their occupation would be if they were to join the workforce. Once they chose their career they were decked out in their official “work” uniforms. Some enjoyed dressing up in their respective outfits, others not so much.

Of course, all the shelter animal’s main job is “working” on finding their forever families but while they wait to be “interviewed” they are training for a variety of careers from police dog to bartender to a lap warmer.

The nonprofit, Friends of Manatee County Animal Services, is hoping all the featured animals and their supporting staff will get hired and find “jobs” that will take them all the way to retirement. To view some of the pets in their occupation outfits work visit the FoMAS Facebook. To view all the shelter animals, visit the website.

Friends of Manatee County Animal Services’ 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 care, and heartworm treatment.

Written by Caryn Hodge, board member Friends of Manatee County Animal Services, 941-713-3105, carynhodgefomcas@gmail.com

Photos from Caryn Hodge

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