safe pets

How to Prepare Your Pets for a Hurricane Evacuation

Like humans, your pet should have a takeaway package with everything they'll need to weather the storm.

09/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Purr-fect Salon

Fancy Felines Is Sarasota's First Cats-Only Grooming Salon

This salon is an oasis for felines, who are notoriously hard to groom.

09/06/2022 By Dariela Delgado

Adopt Don't Shop

Manatee County to Hold Sixth Annual Large-Scale Adoption Event

Adopt-A-Palooza will feature more than 100 adoptable puppies, dogs, cats and kittens from local shelters and animal rescues.

05/06/2022 By Staff

No Fear

Meet Monster, a Beloved Neighborhood Cat Who Lives Up to Her Name

The stealthy neighborhood feline uses her nine lives to keep dogs and their walkers on their toes.

05/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Rescue Mission

Cat Depot Rescues 24 Cats From Mississippi, Louisiana Shelters

Twenty-two kittens and two cats arrived at the shelter on Thursday.

05/20/2021 By Staff


Venice Cat Coalition Receives $12,000 Grant

The funding will be used to to help with veterinary care, medicine and other support that is targeted to save more than 300 cats and kittens this year.

05/06/2021 By Staff

New Home

Bradenton Animal Rescue is Getting a $10 Million Upgrade in September

Nate's Honor Animal Rescue is building a 31,000 square-foot adoption, vet and training center as part of its original location.

02/25/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Adopt Don't Shop

Manatee County Animal Services Waiving Adoption Fee Through Feb. 28

Adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip and rabies certificate, a $300 value.

02/12/2021 By Staff

Feline Friends

It's National Cat Health Month. Here's How to Keep Your Cat Healthy

Got a new kitty at home? Here are some tips on how to keep them healthy and happy.

02/11/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Coping with COVID-19

Cat Depot’s Foster ‘Parents’ Come to the Rescue

When the nonprofit shelter closed temporarily, dozens of volunteers responded.

04/15/2020 By Ilene Denton


Cat Rescue Nonprofit Names New Executive Director

Cat Depot recently hired Jackie Ott Jaakola.

09/28/2018 By Staff


New Pet Food Maker and Delivery Company Launches

Jilian Alumbaugh and Annaleah Prevatt recently launched Pet Wants Sarasota.

09/13/2018 By Staff


New Pet Resort Opens in Lakewood Ranch

Bayside Pet Resort recently opened its third facility in the area.

06/13/2018 By Staff

Heat Index

Pet Portraitist Nancy Colby is an Advocate for Animals

The North Port-based artist travels with her cats to art shows around Florida.

06/22/2016 By Ilene Denton


Cat Depot Gala

Cat Depot's annual gala was held at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota with a Beatles-inspired "Love Me Do" theme--and plenty of feline power.

03/09/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Manatee Players' Cats

Arts editor Kay Kipling reviews the beloved musical.

08/14/2015 By Kay Kipling


Party Girl: Animal Rescue Coalition Gala

Our Party Girl, Veronica Pastore, hits Sarasota animal shelter Animal Rescue Coalition's Best in Show gala.

04/01/2013 By Megan McDonald