Animal Services

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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Manatee County Animal Services Announces Seasonal Hours
November 02, 2018
Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS) will be open 7 days a week starting on November 1. No one wants to spend the holidays alone, including our homeless pets who are looking for a second chance at a forever home. Through no fault of their own, they have been rescued by MCAS and now await a warm bed to cuddle up in and have a loving family to call their own. MCAS hopes that extending to 7 days a week at the Palmetto Location, will make visiting the shelter easier during this already busy holiday season. Read More
Manatee County Animal Services Invites You to “Fall in Love” In October
October 04, 2018
Manatee County Animal Services Invites You to “Fall in Love” In OctoberRead More
Adopt-A-Palooza Dazzles and Clear the Shelters Coming Soon
August 10, 2018
MCAS and WFLA-TV / News Channel 8 (“WFLA”) is excited to announce the return of the popular pet adoption drive, Clear the Shelters. Launching in August and culminating with ‘Clear the Shelters’ Day on Saturday, August 18, MCAS will be waiving adoption fees for all dogs and cats for this one day only. Manatee County residents are required to license their new pet for an additional $15 tag fee. All pets will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped.Read More

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