The Division of Animal Services enforces the County's Animal Ordinance and the Florida Laws relating to animals, provides an animal adoption program, picks up and shelters stray, sick and/or injured animals, issues rabies license/certificates, investigates animal cruelty and neglect, and quarantines animals that have bitten someone. read on About
On October 11, 2011, Manatee County became the first in the State of Florida to have the Board of County Commissioners approve a Resolution and Plan to become a No Kill Community.
Click here to see our calendar year statistics... read on Shelter Statistics
Dogs and cats are impounded at our shelter facility that were found to be in violation of our animal laws or turned in by a concerned citizen. If you have lost your dog or cat, we encourage you to visit our shelter to see if we may have your pet. read on Lost and Found Pets
Your pets MUST be licensed in Manatee County.
Purchasing a license is not just the law, it's like taking out an insurance policy - if your pet ever gets lost, it can help ensure they'll find their way home. read on Licensing Your Pet