Beer company adds shelter dogs to labels in hopes of getting them adopted

Beer company features shelter dogs on labels in hopes of getting them adopted

BRADENTON, Fla. — What’s better than spending an afternoon having a beer with your best four-footed friend lounging nearby?

A Florida brewery is highlighting pups who need homes by printing the adoptable dogs’ photos on its beer labels, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

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Motorworks Brewing is lending a helping hand to Shelter Manatee by featuring animals who were available for adoption on cans of its Kölsch beer with part of the proceeds going to the shelter, the newspaper reported.

The animal rescue is raising money to build a new shelter after the county leaders approved $8 million to pay for the building. The shelter needs another $2 million to complete the project. The brewery is helping raise the remaining funds, WFLA reported.

Each month, the brewery sponsors a “Yappy Hour” that raises money for animal charities in the area. That’s where the idea came from to help Shelter Manatee, WFLA reported.

The good news is two of the four dogs featured have already been adopted, the television station reported.

FILE PHOTO: Shelter dogs are getting their moment in the spotlight as they are featured on beer cans to help raise money for a Florida animal shelter.
FILE PHOTO: Shelter dogs are getting their moment in the spotlight as they are featured on beer cans to help raise money for a Florida animal shelter. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)