MANATEE COUNTY, FL- Manatee County is struggling to achieve the much-desired “no-kill” status, but they can’t do it without the support of the community, and the current economic crisis continues to weigh heavily on their effort as well as on the fragile backs of animals whose families have lost jobs, residences, hope. Here in the summer of 2013, Manatee County Animal Services (MCAS) finds themselves in the unenviable position of having far more animals than they are equipped to house, even on a temporary basis.
Marci Baker … whose wise-beyond-her-years daughter parroted back to mom her own words about standing up and doing something rather than just talking about it … has stepped up and put together a day of great family fun to help make the public aware of all the wonderful animals languishing in the shelter just waiting for their shot at a forever home. There will be live music* drawings, games, all kinds of fun stuff and hopefully as a result some animals will sleep in a cozy home Saturday night instead of at the shelter.
If you’ve recently lost a beloved pet to old age or illness, if you’ve been thinking about adopting your first forever friend, or even if you’re an animal lover who can legitimately make room for one more without raising suspicions that you’re hovering on the verge of hoarder-dom, usedview.com urges you to turn out this Saturday, July 27, and have a good time for a great cause at the Palmetto shelter.
Below is the information provided in a press release from Ms. Baker:
Huge Adoption Event at Manatee County Animal Services July 27th
Manatee County Animal Services is having a huge adoption event at the Palmetto shelter on Saturday, July 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. We will be offering adoption specials, food, drink, raffles, games and even live entertainment.
This entire event was coordinated by Marci Baker who wanted to do something to help get the homeless pets out of our crowded shelter into forever homes.
We have wonderful dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that would love to go to their forever home. Stop by the shelter in Palmetto for some food and fun. Listen to local favorites, the Kara Nally Band and Kimberly Betts and the Gamble Creek Band. There will be giveaways, games, raffles and adoption specials. All pets adopted will receive a health check, be spayed/neutered, vaccinated including rabies, and microchipped. A license fee of $15.00 is required for Manatee County residents.
Animal Services Chief Kris Weiskopf says “Help us help the animals by adopting today; every animal deserves a second chance.”
The location for the event is in Palmetto at the shelter, 305 25th St. W.
Preview available animals
For more information, call (941) 742-5933
• Animal Rescue Examiner’s note:
- the Kara Nally Band is scheduled to perform from 10 a.m. to noon and
- Kimberly Betts and the Gamble Creek Band to follow from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- The scheduled appearance by the Famous Hit Crew roller derby team was not posted for a specific time.