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Statistically, one in three pets will get lost in their lifetime. Manatee County’s Free Ride Program allows Animal Control Officers to return registered pets directly to their homes without the stress and expense of impound. Good Samaritans can use the online service PetData.com to return pets as well. The Free Ride


Suri Leigh is a Maltese mix. In April, the 14-week-old was adopted from the Humane Society of Manatee County the week before attending her first Bark in the Park at McKechnie Field in Bradenton.The Bradenton Marauders hosted Bark in the Park one evening a month from April to August. An adoption event took place during the July Bark in the Park. Seven dogs


were adopted out that evening. Photograph and rover reporting by Denise Mueller.


Program began in April to encourage compli- ance with the County’s mandatory pet license law and offers dogs and cats a free ride home if they get lost. Yearly pet registra-


tion in Manatee County is the law. Dogs and cats more than four months old are required to be registered. Rabies vac- cine is also required by


law. First offense fines of $250 for non-compliance of rabies vaccines and another $250 for non-compliance with registra- tion can be imposed. “We’re required to get a fishing license, a license for our


boats, a drivers license. We want to remind our citizens to license their pets too,” said Debra Starr, the marketing and pub- lic relations coordinator for Animal Network, a volunteer- based organization in Bradenton. To promote the Free Ride Program, a commercial was pro-


duced at McKechnie Field in Bradenton with the Bradenton Marauders baseball team. Pet owners can find more information on Pet Data, the County’s new registration partner, at MyManatee.org/Pets.


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ANIMAL NETWORK works with Manatee County Animal Services to provide critical care for sick or wounded pets. In 2013, their No Kill Medical Fund paid to treat 140 heartworm positive dogs. ANI- MAL NETWORK has partnered with THE NEW BARKER and MURALS FOR MUTTS to paint a themed mural in Manatee County. The mural will raise funds to support Manatee County’s efforts to become a truly sustainable no kill community. If you have a build- ing with an exterior wall you would like to donate, please call 941.807.1230. AnimalNetworkInc.com.


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