Manatee County Animal Services plans to re-open their downtown adoption center in early January; Located at 1002 Manatee Avenue West in downtown Bradenton (it has paws on the windows)

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For Immediate Release

December 26, 2014

Contact: Samantha Wolfe

Sam.wolfe@mymanatee.org

Manatee County Animal Shelter Re-Opens Downtown Shelter

After almost a year, Manatee County Animal Services plans to re-open their downtown adoption center in early January. Located at 1002 Manatee Avenue West in downtown Bradenton (it has paws on the windows), the facility had previously served to house dogs and cats up for adoption and as an overflow facility for the main shelter located in Palmetto. The revamped center will house cats only but will hold on site adoptions for cats and dogs every Saturday from 10:00 am- 4:00pm.

To start, the facility will only be open on Saturday’s. This effort is a complete volunteer initiative and shelter staff are reaching out to the public to ask for more volunteers in order to run the facility successfully. Once enough volunteers are available the shelter will expand its hours.

Volunteers can provide a wide range of services from sitting with cats, grooming, playing and feeding to cleaning the cat areas and general care giving. Volunteers can also assist with finalizing adoptions by helping potential adopters find their perfect feline companion, processing paperwork or networking the cats on social media.

Donations are also needed: paint, paint brushes, old furniture and shelving units, cat food, and toys, grooming tools, treats or cat related items.

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating is asked to contact Samantha Wolfe, Manatee County Animals Services Volunteer Coordinator via email at sam.wolfe@mymanatee.org.

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