Friday, August 8, 2008

How to help animals in need

Today's Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch Herald showcased a heartbreaking story for animal lovers on 1A. Reporter Grace Gagliano took a look at the growing need for animal shelter as the cases of both abused and abandoned pets have increased in Manatee County. Honor Sanctuary, a non-profit animal rescue group, is looking for a new home, and County Commissioner Carol Whitmore is trying to help.

But we forgot to include a "How to Reach Them" for those of you who are interested, and I've already received a handful of requests. We've added that information online, and here are some numbers as well:

How to help

If you would like to adopt a pet or need assistance with caring for your pet, you can contact the organizations below:

• Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA of Manatee County, 941-792-2863

• Honor Sanctuary, 941-302-0933

• Humane Society of Manatee County, 941-747-8808 or 941-322-9187


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