At long last, our County Commission, Animal Services, and several other animal welfare organizations are working together with us to enact a new ordinance which is aimed at allowing Trap/Neuter/Return of free-roaming cats in Manatee County. This non-lethal method of population control will enable the whole community to be involved in ending the needless suffering and destruction of thousands of cats each year in Manatee County. Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) will also reduce and/or eliminate nuisance behaviors of free-roaming cats, negative impact on wildlife, and promote spaying and neutering at a whole new level for Manatee County. The new ordinance is in legal review now and must go through two public hearings before it can be incorporated here in Manatee County. Please watch our site for updates and show your support by dropping a note to your county commissioner, asking him/her to support TNR. You can also show your support by attending the public hearings. Dates for the hearings are not yet determined but will be made available when we have word from the County. For more information on TNR and how it works, visit www.alleycat.org.
Save a Cat's Life We have many cats of all breeds (and mixes) and ages that are awaiting their new forever home.
Saving just one cat won't change the world, but surely the world will change for that one cat!
CAN’T ADOPT? YOU CAN STILL SAVE A LIFE! For every litter of kittens born, 5 good homes must be found. Many times these kittens grow up outside, un-neutered, and at five months of age, start producing more kittens.
Cats typically breed three times per year. Do the math - each spay makes a difference!
Help GSAL end the sad situation of unwanted pets in our community. A gift of $30 will neuter and vaccinate one productive male cat. $45 will spay and vaccinate a female.
Click on the “Donate” button to the right or send donations to: Gulf Shore Animal League, PO BOX 14291, Bradenton, FL, 34280. Specify “CATNIP” in the memo section and 100% of your donation will be applied toward spay/neuter services.
Spay or neuter your own pet and encourage others to do the same.
Join forces with your neighbors and learn how to manage the feral and stray cat population right in your own neighborhood.
Get your Vet involved! Gulf Shore Animal League has access to excellent resources and methods of providing medical treatment for feral cats.
Adopt a feral kitten. With a little patience feral kittens can be domesticated. Contact Gulf Shore Animal League and let us know you can foster or adopt. Request the fact sheet "Taming Feral Kittens."
Contribute to Gulf Shore Animal League. Your donation goes a long way in helping us help the forgotten cats in our community. All donations directly benefit the animals. We have no paid staff.
Volunteer! We need help with trapping, fundraising, newsletter, office work, adoptions and foster care.
Birth Control NOT Pest Control
Gulf Shore Animal League is modeled after successful programs in Europe and in the U.S. cities of New Orleans, San Diego, Miami Beach, Washington, D.C. and Orange County, Florida. The trap-neuter-return program uses a humane method of animal control because it breaks the cycle of kittens born feral and unwanted and the problem of over population of a particular colony. Through this method the population of the colony is stablized, the cats in the colony are healthier, young kittens that can be socialized are adopted into suitable homes, and the volunteer caretakers enjoy a colony where the cats live peacefully and safely within their territory. Typical problems generally associated with a colony of feral cats such as yowling females and spraying toms are eliminated and the incidence of malnutrition and disease are almost non-existent. Join forces with us today to help protect all the cats in our community.
We are a major contributor in the community-wide effort to end the killing of companion animals as a means of population control. Join us and make great things happen right in your neighborhood.
To continue this important work we need your help. Please be generous by making a donation of money and time. We operate without paid staff and all board members hold full time jobs. Your support allows Gulf Shore Animal League to continue to assist you, your friends, and your neighbors in our joint mission of making Manatee County a "No-Kill" community by 2012. Together we can make it happen!
How you can help… As a GSAL partner you can
HOMES DESPERATELY NEEDED FOR OUR ADULT CATS...
How come everyone keeps overlooking us?
Throughout the year, adult cats are constantly overlooked and often spend many months, sometimes years, waiting for a new home. This is particularly true through the summer months when everyone wants kittens - and all those wonderful, loving Adult Cats are yet again left waiting.. and waiting... and waiting.
Please consider adopting one of these wonderful cats and give them a second chance. They're sure to enrich your life!
Purrs Forever! Adopt an adult cat and we’ll take 25% off our adoption fee. Limit two adoptions per home/applicant. (Some exceptions apply to front declaw/purebred mix/longhaired or polydactyl). Consider making a monetary donation greater than the discounted adoption fee so we can continue to help more kitties.
Gulf Shore Animal League is on a Mission to make Manatee County a "No Kill" community and you can help!
Gulf Shore Animal League is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of stray and feral cats in our community. In addition to our work with hundreds of individuals, we have also forged alliances with numerous businesses to control and protect the feral cat population. The Sandbar Restaurant, Quality Plumbing, Bray Roofing, and others are currently partnering with us to curb (and to one day eliminate) the unnecessary practice of euthanasia of healthy cats and kittens as a method of population control. Our program consists of trapping the cats, vetting them for health screening, spaying or neutering the cats, adminstering a rabies vaccine, tipping the left ear so that it can be readily identified, microchipping and returning the cats to the colony. The volunteer caretakers provide food and water for the colony and oversee their continuing care. The end result is a healthy, managed cat colony that no longer produces kittens or the unwanted mating and territorial behaviors.
Miss Piggy is a 3 year old Spayed Female Chihuahua.
Gulf Shore Animal League to the Rescue Published Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:01 am by John Rehill, The Brandenton Times
BRADENTON -- At Tuesday's Manatee County Commissioner meeting, commissioners were asked to approve the auctioning of one of their Animal Shelter's trucks. The county will often auction off aging equipment in need of minor repair. Sometimes the items sell for a fraction of its value and other times they become priceless.
The Gulf Shore Animal League is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of stray and feral cats in the bay area. They are working with thousands of individuals and many businesses to control and protect the feral cat population. Their goal is to eliminate the unnecessery practice of euthanasia.
Manatee Animal Control has had a heavy burden lifted by the grace of these volunteers who most often work from their private vehicles with cages to rescue cats in the community. Often times, Animal Control can just phone in a report of a abandoned cat into Gulf Shore's office and they take it from there, saving the county revenue and heartache.
Manatee County Commissioners suggested that the best way to serve their citizens when providing animal control, was to take the county out of the loop whenever possible. It's the best for the animals because organizations like Gulf Shores find homes and its volunteers often foster their care until they do. So the commissioners voted to donate the animal control truck to Gulf Shore Animal League instead of sending it to auction.
Many agreed the truck was set-up with mulitiple cages and equipment perfect for the deeds of Gulf Shore, and to help them help the county was a win-win situtation.
Hats off to the County Commissioners and the fine volunteers at the Gulf Shore Animal League.
Successes Through our adoption program, we have successfully found wonderful homes for many homeless cats. Visit our Happy Endings Page to see who's been adopted.
Free and Easy way to raise funds for Gulf Shore Animal League This is going to be the easiest thing we’ve ever asked you to do!
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Here’s how: GoodShop.com works with more than 2,500 stores (including Target, Apple, Petsmart etc..) and every time you purchase something, a percentage will be donated to us! And, even more exciting, GoodShop also offers over 100,000 of the most up-to-date coupons and free shipping offers so you can save money at the same time. It’s win win.
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Join the rest of our community in using these sites to help us easily raise money for our mission. Get started by clicking the “Become a Supporter” button on our profile page here!
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There are Many Ways You Can Help the Cat Over-Population in our Community
Memorandum of Understanding August 2011
The first week of August heralded the start of some very positive developments for our feline friends. Manatee County Animal Services, The Humane Society of Manatee County, and Gulf Shore Animal League have signed a 'Memorandum of Understanding'. The memorandum initiates a new policy of TNR for community cats by Manatee County Animal Services.
Watch our 3 min video to understand how you can send beautiful Greeting Cards and Gifts from your computer for less money than it costs in the store. Using SendOutCards will benefit the Gulf Shore Animal League and help us to achieve our mission. Send a free card on us and check it out!
or Click HERE to download a form to mail in from gsalinc.org
Register by the Early Bird deadline of April 14th and receive a complimentary t-shirt! Team Captains must be 18 years or older and at least one team member needs to hold a valid drivers license. All participants under the age of 18 must receive parental authorization. Proof of auto insurance and drivers license will be required at check-in. Registration will be available on-site.