Paws for the Law

Paws for the Law is a program coordinated by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office that gives recognition to pets for their devotion to protection and security for their owners. Send a photo of your pet, including the name, age, breed, sex, weight and a short letter describing how they have proved to be a loyal companion. Featured pets will receive a medal and a certificate from the Sheriff for their sense of duty.


Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone.