The annual migration of snowbirds to their cooler “nests” has begun. Nowhere in the county will they be more sorely missed than at the two animal shelters, where an average of 90 dogs rely on these dedicated volunteers for their daily exercise.
Dogs like Alan, Bebe, Dennis and Mason, who have been in kennels since December, relish their routine with the volunteer walkers.
Thank you for highlighting Manatee County’s implementation of tag registration compliance for pets. Besides being a source of revenue, it is important to note that this rollout is part of the Free Ride Home program.
The program offers dogs and cats a Free Ride Home when they get lost. Statistically, one in three pets will get lost in their lifetime.