Animal Services

COVID-19 Update

Manatee County Animal Services is currently closed to the public. In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), MCAS will be altering its operations with regards to intake at the center, in the community, and adoption of animals to patrons.

If you have lost or found a pet:

  • Submit a Lost or Found Animal Report
  • 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 Officers will still be responding to calls of service in the community based on high priority level, which could include law enforcement assistance, injured and sick stray animals, cruelty/neglect complaints and dangerous/aggressive animals at large. Non-emergency requests, such as welfare checks and nuisance issues, can be submitted through www.mymanatee.org/311Officer responses will take longer than usual for lower-priority requests, such as contained strays.

Officers are suspending the pick-up of healthy cats for the next 30 days. The only exceptions are for a pregnant or injured felines. In these cases, please call (941) 742-5933 to speak with an officer.

MCAS will be facilitating adoptions through appointment only. Click here to fill out an adopter profile and to schedule your appointment.

MCAS will still approve foster applications and transfer of animals to rescue. Residents can help shelter animals by signing up as an emergency foster to provide animals relief from the shelter environment. Individuals interested in fostering can do the following:

  • Sign up to be an emergency on-call foster by filling out the application.
  • MCAS will provide supplies, but we encourage fosters to start planning ahead and gathering resources in anticipation of fostering a pet.
  • Rescue organizations should call (941) 527-9915 or email haili.brooks@mymanatee.org to arrange pulling of MCAS animals.

 

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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MCAS Facility Improvements Nearing Completion for Summer Months
June 15, 2020
As the temperatures rise with the arrival of summer, MCAS has taken proactive steps to upgrade our shelter facility to ensure that our pets, staff, and volunteers are more comfortable.Read More
MCAS Offering Free Pet Food at Cat Town
March 31, 2020
Manatee County Animal Services will give out free pet food, kitty litter and pet treats starting today, March 31 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m at Manatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton. The freebies, donated by Florida State Animal Response Coalition, Chewy.com and the Greater Good, will be given out all this week (from 10-2 each weekday) while supplies last. Read More
MCAS is closed to the public. Here's what you need to know and how you can help.
March 18, 2020
Manatee County Animal Services closed to the public on March 17 at 5:00 p.m. In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), MCAS will be altering its operations with regards to intake at the center, in the community, and adoption of animals to patrons. Read More

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