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

About Animal Shelters

Where are the animals at an Animal Shelter from?

Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.

Do Animal Shelters euthanize unwanted or hard-to-adopt animals?

Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.

Can anyone adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter?

Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.