Manatee County Animal Shelter

Find Manatee County Florida animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.


Bishop Animal Shelter Spca 5718 21st Avenue West Bradenton FL 34209 941-792-2863


Florida Brittany Rescue, Inc. 7725 261st Street East Myakka City FL 34251 941-219-7022

Gulf Shore Animal League PO Box 14291 Bradenton FL 34280 941-747-2284

Humane Society of Manatee County 2515 14th Street West Bradenton FL 34205 941-747-8808

Manatee County Animal Control 305 25th Street West Palmetto FL 34221 941-742-5933

Napier's Log Cabin Horse Animal Sanctuary, Inc. 20010 Highway 64 Bradenton FL 34212 941-750-8185

Underdog Rescue of Florida 4238 53rd Avenue East Bradenton FL 34203 941-746-9663

What is an Animal Shelter?

Household animals that no longer have homes are often brought to animal shelters. Animal shelters are safe places to bring animals that are abandoned or lost. Many shelters will also take in animals that are sick or injured. In some areas of the U.S., humane societies will also provide shelter for animals. Shelters often serve as pet adoption centers. Animal shelters are also open to household pets taken from owners who can no longer care for them, those who have mistreated them, or those who have violated animal welfare laws.

Shelters provide animal care, rescue, and animal control. They assist with adopting dogs, cats, and other pets. They also may offer services like spaying or neutering. Shelters may offer adoption. Local and county governments fund some dog pounds and animal shelters, while volunteers and donations provide further support.