We have a true passion for animals.
We have a true passion for animals. We believe we can work collaboratively with MCAS, community animal rescues, and county government. Using our combined experience and expertise, we will work to raise the community's understanding of responsible pet ownership. As a community outreach, we will raise funds to provide MCAS with support for animal care. The organization's plans for growth will include recruiting like-minded individuals as "Friends" dedicated to helping the Manatee County animal population or homeless animal population.
Rebecca St. Jean (President), Kassandra Zess-Pagel (Vice President), Susan O’Day (Treasurer), Caryn Hodge, Katie Rose Howard (consultant), Brian King, Lori Gurley (consultant).
Our Roles in FoMCAS
The Friends of Manatee County Animal Services Board consists of strong community members with a mutual passion for saving animals and animal rights. This board is focused on raising funds for pets in need at Manatee County Animal Services as well as educating adopters for successful pet ownership.
Executive Board Roles:
Board of Director Roles:
Social Media Relations
Board Consultant Roles:
Brand & Organizational Consultant
Founding Board Member Consultant
Friends of Manatee County Animal Services welcomes volunteers. We are always looking for volunteers to assist with events, outreach, fundraising and to help MCAS. FoMCAS provides opportunities for verified volunteer hours if needed.
Have a love for animals
Must be 16 or older