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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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
MCAS Downtown Cat Adoption Center Closed Until Further Notice
August 03, 2018
Due to a water line break and other complications, the Downtown Cat Adoption Center, which houses over 50 cats and kittens, has been closed to the public. The closure will remain in effect until further notice. MCAS is seeking immediate assistance with fostering these cats. Read More
Adopt-A-Palooza Returns August 4th!
July 25, 2018
Manatee County Holds 4th Annual Large Scale Adoption Event/ Adopt-A-Palooza – Manatee County’s Largest One Day Adoption and Pet Expo/ Co-hosted by Friends of Manatee County Animal ServicesRead More

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