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Manatee County helped make sure family pets are hurricane ready

Updated: May. 24, 2021 at 10:46 AM EDT
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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - Manatee County Animal services held a clinic this weekend to make sure that pets are storm ready as we approach hurricane season in the Suncoast.

The organization gave cats and dogs all kinds of free pet vaccinations, including those for rabies and distemper, and microchips.

Manatee County Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge was there and explained how important the clinic is for residents.

“When we opened up registrations we filled up in six hours. That speaks pretty highly that there’s a needed thing in the county,” Van Ostenbridge told ABC7. “They want to care for them properly, they just don’t have the financial means.”

The group is planning more clinics in the future.

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