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Adoptable Cat of the Week: Linus Will Make Your Christmas Bright

He's just one of the pets up for adoption at the county's downtown center.

This week's adoptable cat is Linus, a short-haired brown tiger.

Linus, a three-month-old neutered male, loves people and attention. He is playful and sweet. He has been with Manatee County Animal Services since Nov. 13 when he was picked up in the 2100 block of 22nd Avenue West.

You can visit Linus (Animal ID A054313) at the Manatee County Animal Services downtown adoption center this week. The downtown center is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Adoptions at Manatee County Animal Services, which include spay/neuter, vaccinations, health check and microchip, are $80 for dogs, plus a $10 license fee for those in Manatee County and $60 for cats, plus the license fee. During the month of December, all cats are available for just the $15 license fee. The downtown adoption center is open  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

For more information, visit www.mymanatee.org/pets or call 941-742-5824. The animal services webpage features updated photos and descriptions of the pets available for adoption. Pet owners can also use the site to locate missing pets.

Pets are also available for adoption locally at:

  • Animal Network Inc. at Petsmart, 4425 14th St. W.
  • Humane Society of Manatee County, 2515 Tamiami Trail
  • Bishop Animal Shelter SPCA, 5718 21st Ave. W.
  • Gulf Shore Animal League at Pet Supermarket, 6908 Manatee Ave W.
  • Nates Place Dog and Cat Adoption Center, 8435 Cooper Creek Blvd.

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