New Animal Shelter in Manatee County
On April 23, 2019, the Manatee County Commissioners voted to allocate $8 million from the Transportation Infrastructure Sales Tax (IST) account to fund a new animal shelter. The current facility, located in Palmetto, Florida, was first built in the 1940s and was mostly rebuilt in the mid-1980s. Significant utility service and maintenance issues have developed, creating the need to consider constructing a new building.
Animal Network is proud to be able to partner with Manatee County to support building this new shelter. We announced during the April 23 meeting a goal of raising at least $2 million in donations from the citizens and businesses of Manatee County within the next two years to add to the current funding level. Please see the web site at www.sheltermanatee.com and Facebook page at Shelter Manatee for more information and an opportunity to support this effort.