Additional Resources

Bishop Animal Shelter-SPCA: 941-792-2863
www.bishop-spca.org

Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) of feral and free roaming cats

Gulf Shore Animal League: 941-747-2284

Humane Society of Manatee County: 941-747-8808
www.humanemanatee.org

Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch: 941-361-1071
www.hslwr.org

Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue: 941-302-0933
www.honoranimalrescue.org

Sarasota County

Animal Rescue Coalition: 941-957-1955 ext. 4
www.animalrescuecoalition.org

Cat Depot: 941-366-2404
www.catdepot.org

Sarasota County Animal Services: 941-861-9500
www.sarasotasheriff.org

Humane Society of Sarasota County: 941-955-4131
www.hssc.org

Emergency Veterinarians

Veterinary Emergency Center: 941-896-9420
3915 Cortez Rd. in Bradenton
www.bradentonveter.com

Bradenton Vet Emergency: 941-209-5358
2910 Manatee Ave. W in Bradenton
www.bradentonervet.com

Animal ER of University Park: 941-363-1964
8237 Cooper Creek Blvd. in University Park
www.animalerofuniversitypark.com

Vet Care Express- Animal Ambulance and Transport: 941-592-5131
www.vetcareexpress.com

Other Important Animal Contacts

Wildlife Resources

Wildlife Rescue: 941-778-6324

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission: 1-888-404-3922

Report Animal Cruelty, Abuse or Neglect

Manatee County Animal Services: 941-742-5933 option 1

Manatee County Sheriff’s Dept. Large Animal Complaints (Agricultural Deputy): 941-747-3011 x 1150

Online Resources

Additional Info and Resources

Having trouble feeding your pet? Visit and inquire about the “Pet Food Pantry” program.

Pet emergencies

Animal ER of University Park: 941-363-1964
8237 Cooper Creek Blvd. in University Park
www.animalerofuniversitypark.com

Bradenton Vet Emergency: 941-209-5358
2910 Manatee Ave. W in Bradenton
www.bradentonervet.com

Veterinary Emergency Center: 941-896-9420
3915 Cortez Rd. in Bradenton
www.bradentonveter.com

Vet Care Express: Animal Ambulance and Transport: 941-592-5131
www.vetcareexpress.com

Surrendering your pet

Please consider every available alternative to surrendering your pet to a shelter before you schedule an appointment for surrender. We make no guarantees about adoption placement.

What to expect when surrendering

It is likely we will not be able to take your pet immediately. If we have space available in our shelter, we will schedule a time for you to come in. If there are no openings, you will be placed on our waiting list and will receive a call for an appointment when a space becomes available. Exceptions will be made in certain circumstances. For questions please call 941-742-5933

What to bring with you

  • All veterinary records
  • Your pet's medications
  • Special food or treats that your pet needs
  • Your pet's bed, toys, leash and other belongings from home
  • Your pet's crate or carrier
  • Your surrender fee in the form of cash, Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express
  • No checks please

Surrender Fees

$40 for cat, dog, or litter of puppies/kittens

For everyone's safety, all dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in a carrier or box.

When you arrive

Your cat will be tested for feline AIDS and leukemia, or your dog over 6 months of age will be tested for heartworms.

A staff member will evaluate the temperament of your animal. We make no guarantees about adoption placement of any animal.