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At risk of being euthanized, Manatee dogs find new life

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BRADENTON (FOX 13) -

Eleven Bay area at-risk dogs who were likely going to be euthanized are finding a new home.

"Dogs on the Move," a non-profit pet transportation program, is relocating them to rescue and no-kill shelters around the country. The program has successfully transported more than 3,000 animals.

"They work together with local shelters to address the crisis of homeless pets in south Florida," founder and PR director Malissa Sorokin said. "After meeting with Manatee County Animal Services administration, it was agreed that a viable collaboration was possible to help bring the shelter to a "no-kill" status of more than 90 percent pets saved."

The animal service chief told FOX 13 that the shelter has exceeded the 90 percent save rate over the last few months.

Organizers from "Dogs on the Move" say bigger breed dogs, which are at risk in Florida, can find forever homes in the northern states because there is a shortage of homeless animals.

Sorokin said animal owners in northern states typically spay/neuter their animals so there's a shortage of adoptable animals.

For more information, visit Manatee County Animal Services at www.mymanatee.org/pets and Dogs On The Move at www.dogsonthemove.org

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