May 24, 2018

CALLING ALL MCAS VOLUNTEERS —- Help is needed for My Furry Valentine

MCAS will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Adoption event, “My Furry Valentine,” at the Palmetto Shelter and Downtown Meowtown on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13th. All adoptions will be $10 plus county tag fee if applicable.

Volunteers are needed to help clean kennels and walk dogs starting at 8 am. Volunteers are also needed to act as adoption counselors from 10am -5 pm both days.
You can choose a shift that works for you. Any and all help will be appreciated!

Also on Saturday, the Bradenton Farmers’ Market is hosting “Hearts for Homeless Pets”, a pet adoption event on Saturday, February 13th from 9 am to 2 pm. This event will take place on 4th Avenue West, adjacent to the Farmers’ Market on Old Main Street.
MCAS is participating in the Hearts for Homeless Pets event We need volunteers to transport 1-3 dogs and/or help at the adoption event. If you can help, please sign up. Dogs can be picked up at 8:30am. We need at least 1 volunteer per dog and hope to take 3. If they get adopted, we can go back for more!

cute dog de bordeaux puppy looking up to heart shapes for valentine's day

cute dog de bordeaux puppy looking up to heart shapes for valentine’s day

Both events are listed on the MCAS website and you can sign up using Sign Up Genius. Please call/email Debra Starr with questions and with your preferred shift at and 813-597-4116.

To train you for these and future events, we are offering a customized training class for adoption counselors/special event volunteers. Please go to and sign up using the Sign Up Genius. Classes are offered Friday, 2/5/16 at noon (brown bag lunch optional) and Saturday 2/6/16 at 11 am. You only need to attend one of the classes. Class length approximately 1 and 1/2 hours.

If you would like to wear an official MCAS t-shirt, please visit to place your order. They can mail it to you or you can pick your shirt(s) up at Manatee Apparel Graphics.

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