Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Animal Ordinance

Coyotes are here to stay in Manatee County

Dangerous Dogs

Disaster Planning and Your Pets

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Free Spay and Neuter Hotline Call 941-749-3067 TODAY!

Bishop Animal Shelter-SPCA: 941-792-2863
www.bishop-spca.org
For information on the 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
 
Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch: 941-361-1071
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
 
Bradenton Vet Emergency: 941-209-5358
2910 Manatee Ave. W in Bradenton
Animal ER of University Park: 941-363-1964
8237 Cooper Creek Blvd. in University Park
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
To 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 friendly listings: Click Here!  (courtesy of Humane Society of Manatee County)
 
 
For pet emergencies:
 
Animal ER of University Park: 941-363-1964
8237 Cooper Creek Blvd. in University Park
 
 
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
 
 
 
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
$20 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.