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Animal rescue remembers, honors 10-year-old murder victim

Animal rescue remembers, honors 10-year-old murder victim

Lakewood Ranch, Florida --  Lexi Brown is remembered as a person who had a gift of unconditional love and compassion for everyone and everything. That special gift was remembered on Thursday at a birthday party in her honor.

In January, 10-year-old Alexandra "Lexi" Brown was murdered in Ohio while on a trip with her father.

The Broken Egg Restaurant hosted a fundraiser for Nate's Honor Animal Rescue, Lexi's favorite charity. Lexi loved volunteering at Nate's because she loved animals and spent many hours caring for dogs and cats there.

Manatee County offering free pets

Manatee County offering free pets

Bradenton, Florida -- Manatee County Animal Services is offering free pets. 

Starting Thursday March 21, and ending Saturday, March 23 is offering free adoptions. Manatee County residents must pay a $15.00 license tag fee, but for people outside Manatee County there is no fee. 

For further information about the animals is available at www.mymanatee.org/pets.

Celebrate Mardi Gras at 6th annual Bradenton Beer Festival

Celebrate Mardi Gras at 6th annual Bradenton Beer Festival

Bradenton, Florida -- Enjoy downtown Bradenton while sipping on a cold brew at the 6th annual Bradenton Beer Festival.

There will be more than 100 different beers along with plenty of food and entertainment. This year's theme is Mardi Gras with Creole food and beer.

100% of the proceeds will support No Kill Manatee, which works to save all animals at the Manatee County Animal Services shelter.

The festival is Saturday, Feb. 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton.

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.

Animal Services offers Kittypalooza adoption event in December

Animal Services offers Kittypalooza adoption event in December

Manatee County, Florida -- Manatee County Animal Services is offering cats for adoption for free in December!

Any and all cats, all shapes, sizes and colors are available at absolutely no cost to you. No down payments with no interest; no monthly payments to worry about.

All pets adopted will receive a health check, be spayed/neutered, vaccinated including rabies and microchipped. The license certificate/tag that is required for Manatee County residents WILL cost you $15 though.