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Adoptable Dog of the Week: Bella is Sweet

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

This week's adoptable dog is Bella, a lab mix.

Bella is a 2-year-old spayed female who knows how to sit and pay attention. She loves to play with a ball or toy and is motivated by treats. Bella has been with Manatee County Animal Services since Sept. 10, when her family left her at the shelter because she chases chickens.

You can visit Bella at the county's downtown adoption center today. Adoptions, 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. Some animals who have been at the shelter too long are available for the $10 license fee. The downtown adoption center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

You can also go to Come See Come Sav today where Animal Services will have an adoption event featuring several of the dogs from the shelter.

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.
  • Also look up local rescue groups, such as Royal Rescue, through Petfinder.com. Other rescue groups with great dogs include Canine Castaways and Underdog Rescue.

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