5718 21st Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34209

(941) 792-2863


Guiding Principles 

Bishop Animal Shelter is temporarily closed. Please direct any inquiries to Manatee County Animal Services at 941-742-5933

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi 

To promote the compassionate treatment of companion animals in Manatee County and surrounding areas through progressive leadership, collaboration, and education. 

We believe that every healthy, treatable, or rehabilitatable animal deserves to be given a chance to find a loving home. We believe that every animal deserves the Five Freedoms. 

  1. Freedom from Hunger and Thirst by ready access to fresh water and diet to maintain health and vigor. 
  2. Freedom from Discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area. 
  3. Freedom from Pain, Injury, or Disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment 
  4. Freedom to Express Normal Behavior by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind. 
  5. Freedom from Fear and Distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering. 

A no-kill community in which all companion animals are treated with respect and compassion.