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Animal Services to hold Build a Bed Party for shelter dogs
Animal Services to hold Build a Bed Party for shelter dogs

Palmetto, Florida -- Manatee County Animal Services is inviting animal lovers to come out for their Build a Bed Party this Thursday, Dec. 20.

These aren't your typical dog beds that you see at pet stores, shelter dogs need special chew proof, durable beds called Kuranda beds. Kuranda beds --recommended by the shelter -- are made from PVC pipe and marine canvas material that don't have any rough edges the dogs can get a hold of to chew.

In order for every dog to have a bed and be free of the concrete floor, the shelter says it needs 100 beds, which are not difficult to put together.

So far, the shelter says fundraising efforts has only resulted in 50 beds being ordered, but they are hoping the public will step up and help purchase the remaining 50 beds in order to reach the goal.

The regular rate to order a large bed online, shipping included, is $68.72. These orders can be placed directly through the MAS website at www.mymanatee.org/pets. On the right hand side of the page you will see "donate a Kuranda bed". You can save some money by ordering them through Carolyn Hodge of Picture Them Adopted for a total of $50. Both donations are tax deductible. A receipt will be supplied upon request.  For more information on ordering a bed you can contact Caryn Hodge at chodge@chilesgroup.com or at 941-713-3105.

In the meantime, everyone is invited to attend the Build a Bed Party at 10 a.m. at the Palmetto facility of Manatee County Animal Services, located at 305 25th Street.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear their pajamas to go along with the theme of a slumber party. Pizza and beverages will be served to all those participating compliments of Picture Them Adopted and NO KILL Manatee.  

Participants are asked to bring a Phillips head screwdriver and an adjustable wrench if they have them. Organizers will have extra ones available.

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