Thank you for visiting our Strut Your Mutt Team page. We’re raising money to help the shelter animals at Manatee County Animal Services in Palmetto, Florida. As the fundraising arm of Manatee County Animal Services, we have several programs that your donations support.
Heal My Heart Campaign
“Heal my Heart” is a fundraising program to ensure all dogs who come into Manatee County Animal Services who test positive for heartworm disease are able to receive treatment. Heartworm disease is a serious illness that is easily prevented. Up to 1/3 of Manatee County shelter dogs have heartworm disease and YOUR generous donation will help pay for treatment for these dogs.
Grace & Friends Medical Fund
A primary element to our mission is to fund specialized care for injured animals entering the county shelter. Some of these may be emergency situations, requiring immediate treatment, including surgery, in order to alleviate pain and suffering for the animal. This program has been very successful and has improved the chances of the animal being adopted in a loving, forever home.
Slumber Fund and Enrichment Program
Kennel life is hard on homeless shelter animals. As part of our “Slumber Fund” enrichment program, we believe every dog in the shelter deserves to have a bed available for them and get them off the concrete floor. Our homeless pets deserve a soft place to lay while they wait for their forever homes. It is also important the shelter animals have something to stimulate their minds and bodies during their shelter stay. Your donations go to purchasing enrichment items such as frozen peanut butter stuffed Kongs, Nylabone chews, ice treats, puzzle toys, cat towers, and cat nip filled toys as well as nurturing items for bottle babies and additional supplies for foster families.
Traveling Paws Transport Fund
Traveling Paws is on the move!! Our newest initiative is to pay the cost to transport shelter dogs and cats to northern rescues willing to take them out of Florida and into waiting forever homes. Between April and August of this year, 26 dogs have traveled up north and are in loving homes. Happy Trails!!
How Can You Help?
Strut You Mutt is a virtual event, therefore you can join our team and support FoMCAS from anywhere you live!
Don’t forget to invite your friends, family, co-workers, and Facebook friends to join our team, the more the merrier!
Your donation is tax deductible and FoMCAS keeps 100% of the money raised after transaction fees.
The best part? The money will help our Manatee County Shelter Animals.
Thank you for your support!