Reduced Adoption Fees and Donation Drive Event

Reduced Adoption Fees and Donation Drive Event
Posted on 06/10/2024
A kitten being bottle fedMANATEE COUNTY, FL (June 10, 2024) – With over 130 cats and kittens in its care, Manatee County Animal Welfare (MCAW) is approaching high capacity. In the past month, the shelter accepted 374 cats.

“With our cat population climbing, we’re urging our community to do what they can: adopt, foster or donate,” said Jennifer Hume, MCAW Division Manager. “It all helps as we continue to take in large numbers of kittens during this incredibly busy season.”

To encourage community support, MCAW is offering a trio of incentives to help pets find homes:

  1. $15 kitten and $5 adult cat adoptions to celebrate Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month (through June 30).
  2. Foster a Pet: MCAW provides all supplies and training for urgently needed foster families. Sign up by emailing [email protected].
  3. Donate supplies to help keep the shelter stocked for kitten season. Their most-needed donations are KMR formula, heating discs, snuggle buddies, miracle nipples and small kitten scratch pads. View all of these items and more on their Amazon Wish List at

The Meower-Shower Donation Drive is at the center of Cat Town’s 5-year anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 15, featuring a special day of fee-waived adoptions for all cats and kittens at Cat Town. Help gather supplies for all the incoming cuties from this busy kitten season. Calling all adopters, volunteers and feline enthusiasts to come show their support for the good cause of saving lives and finding homes for county cats and kittens.

All adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip and rabies certificate (a value of over $300). Manatee County residents are required to license their new pet for an additional $20. The Cat Town Adoption Center is located at 216 6th Avenue East in Bradenton, and the Palmetto Adoption Center is located at 305 25th Street West in Palmetto. Bishop Animal Shelter, the intake facility for stray pets, is located at 5718 21st Avenue West in Bradenton.

Plan your visit by going to to view all adoptable pets.

MCAW is Manatee County’s only open-admission shelter facility. There are three locations: Palmetto Adoption Center (pet adoptions), Cat Town Adoption Center (cat adoptions) and Bishop Animal Shelter (lost and found pets). MCAW continues to operate the Pet Pantry Program, offering free food and supplies to pet owners facing financial and housing hardships.

For media inquiries about MCAW, please contact Hans Wohlgefahrt at [email protected] or 941-718-7287. More information can be found at