Partnerships with rescue organizations are a big part of a shelter’s goal to reach and maintain animal population for safety and care of the animals. The number of animals that are euthanized is lowered when the animal population is lowered. Transfers to rescue organizations are part of reaching a no kill goal.
The Manatee County Animal Services shelter in Palmetto gained a valuable new rescue partnership with the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando this past week and 21 of the shelter dogs were transported to the rescue on Friday. The dogs that were transferred were long-time residents of the shelter. The transfers were necessary in order to maintain the safety of these dogs and to create space for incoming animals. The shelter had reached an unacceptable population due to the number of strays and surrendered animals by owners for a variety of reasons. The partnership with the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is a welcomed addition to the list of rescue organizations that pull animals in order to find forever homes.
Every transfer to rescue organizations presents the opportunity for more successful adoptions. Volunteers and staff for the shelter are better able to care for the dogs in residence at the shelter and are better able to aid pet parents who come to adopt a new pet. This new rescue partnership is just one of the changes that have occurred with the welcome addition of the new chief of animal services.
The shelter invites all interested community residents to support these changes and come out in support of Manatee County Animal Services . New volunteers are welcome. You may find an application for volunteers on the shelter website at www.mymanatee.org/pets. Summer is coming and the shelter will be in need of more volunteers to walk the dogs, There are many other opportunities for volunteering. One of the popular activities that volunteers may participate in is the playgroups that have been organized by several volunteers. They can always use extra help.
The shelter is located at 305 25th Street W in Palmetto. It is a great time for interested community residents to come out to discover great pets that are waiting for forever homes. It is also a great time to support the shelter with donations of supplies in order to provide a good quality of life for the animals while they wait for their forever homes.
Come find a niche at the shelter and help support all of the good changes that are working for the animals.