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Help Pet Shelters Announces Nearly $30,000 in Grants to Local Animal Shelters

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today HelpPetShelters.com announced that it has donated nearly $30,000 to local pet shelters across the country. The accomplishment comes as the campaign wrapped up its successful “Spring Paw-Stars” contest, a March Madness-style photo tournament that featured shelter pets. The winning pet, Graham, a 2-year-old bulldog mix with the Humane Society of … continuing reading

What you need to know about the COVID-19 pandemic and your pets

Please click here to check out this informative article from Pets for Patriots about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Monica Morgan, HSMC Shelter Manager speaks about Bradenton

Monica Morgan: Humane Society of Manatee CountyMeet Monica (and Button). Monica is a Bradenton Area resident, the shelter manager at the @Humane Society of ... continue reading

HSMC Giving Partner Profile

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about HSMC through our Giving Partner Profile. Click here to get financial information, statistics, programs, future goals and much more. See how your support helps save lives, four paws at a time.

How to Leave a Legacy

It’s easy. To make a gift to the Humane Society of Manatee County, you simply include a provision in your will specifying the type and/ or the amount you would like to give. Your gift can consist of almostanything—money, bank accounts, securities or real estate. Although the provision can be a short paragraph, the language … continuing reading


Founded in 1971 by Gertrude Decker and a courageous group of volunteers dedicated to the humane treatment of animals in Manatee County, the Humane Society of Manatee County first operated as a foster-based organization without a facility. On April 7, 1973, the organization received non-profit 501 (c)(3) status. After many fund-raisers and a couple of … continuing reading

Second Chances Save Lives

The dedicated shelter staff and volunteers are committed to helping you find your perfect match. Adoption counselors will work to ensure that your new companion animal is a perfect fit for you, your family, your lifestyle and your home. Our Sleepover Program allows you to take home an animal you are considering adopting to see … continuing reading

Second Chances

It is very difficult to write this story without being judgmental, but we have to remember that giving an animal a second chance at a healthy life and love is the goal of the Humane Society of Manatee County. This is what each dog and cat deserves and thanks to the generous support of our … continuing reading

Feline Souvenir

When Andreas Dietrich and his family came from Germany to Anna Maria Island for a vacation, little did they know they would be going home with a feline souvenir. Several days after arriving they heard a meow and upon opening the door, there stood a beautiful tortie/calico cat, hungry and lonely. Whether abandoned or lost, … continuing reading

If I Could Turn Back Time

This song was made famous by Cher, but not the Cher in this story. Cher was a six-year-old, 126 lb. bull mastiff who was suffering from a horrible uterine infection called pyometra as a result of not being spayed. This condition manifests itself when bacteria collect and multiplies in a female dog’s uterus and has … continuing reading