Animal Services

Welcome to Manatee County Animal Services!

Manatee County Animal Services is open to the public. Appointments preferred. In an effort to offer optimal customer service and adoption counseling, MCAS recommends visitors fill out an adopter profile and arrange an online appointment prior to their visit to our shelters.

Click here to fill out an adopter profile and to schedule your appointment.

Click here to view all adoptable pets.

Foster parents are volunteers that provide temporary care for animals who aren't quite ready for adoption due to age, health or behavior. The necessary supplies are provided by MCAS, so all you need is time and love to give! If you have room in your home and heart and are interested in becoming a foster volunteer, please fill out the volunteer application above to start the process. For additional information about the program, please contact 941-742-5933 ext. 8314.

Click here to become a VOLUNTEER.

Click here to become a FOSTER.

If you are a current Rescue Partner, or would like to become one, please contact

If you have LOST or FOUND a pet:

  • Submit a Lost or Found Animal Report
  • Search for your lost pet at MCAS
  • Go to Petco LoveLost to upload a photo of the lost or found pet. Petco Love Lost is a nationwide database which utilizes facial recognition to reunite lost pets with their owners. 
  • Post the pet as lost or found on sites like Lost Pet Services, Nextdoor, Craigslist, and social media platforms
  • Hang flyers where the pet was lost & found, as most pets are found less than 1,000 feet from their home
  • If you have lost your pet and believe the animal is at MCAS, please call (941) 742-5933 to begin the process of reclaiming your pet

MCAS Field Officers are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you are in need of our Field Services, which includes but is not limited to, bite cases, confined strays, barking complaints, hoarding/neglect, please call our dispatch at 941-742-5933, ext. 1. 


The mission of Manatee County Animal Services is to maintain public safety and health through the enforcement of laws and ordinances related to animals, promote responsible pet ownership, promote adoptions and reduce pet overpopulation. View Manatee County's shelter statistics and animal save rates.



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Every Pet Deserves a Home for the Holidays
November 19, 2021
Holiday cheer and hope are in the air at Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS)! Every pet deserves a home for the holidays, and MCAS is presenting several options for how you can help our shelter animals this holiday season. Read More
$10 Dog Adoptions at MCAS in October
October 01, 2021
For the shelter dogs at Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS), there’s something special happening this October. No, it’s not spooky sweaters or Halloween treats—it’s the promise of a better life. October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to help our homeless pets find loving, happy homes. Currently, MCAS has 92 dogs and 114 cats at the shelter.Read More
MCAS to Host Free Clinic at Rocky Bluff Library
July 16, 2021
Manatee County Animal Services and District 1 Commissioner James Satcher will host a free pet vaccination, microchip and licensing clinic for Manatee County pet owners on Friday, July 23 from 8 a.m. to noon at Rocky Bluff Library. Read More

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See available dogs and cats for adoption!

Adoptable Pets