Local brewery makes a difference for homeless animals

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – Animal shelters across the Suncoast are running out of space. A Bradenton brewery is trying to make a difference by adopting these animals.

Motorworks Brewery hosts an event they call “Yappy Hour” every third Sunday from 1-4 p.m. For each event, the brewery chooses a new animal charity to sponsor.

The charity this Sunday was the Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC).

ARC clinic manager Kayla Murphy said the best part of her job is seeing the animals she cares for go to their forever homes.

“Anything we can do to make that pet a bigger part of someone’s family or help that pet owner feel like they’re doing that pet a favor is really rewarding for us at ARC,” she said.

According to Motorworks Brewery marketing director Amanda Scott, Yappy Hour was born out of the company’s love for dogs.

“Our owner is a big dog lover. We have a dog in the office every day. ‘Summer’ is our mascot. We’re just a really big company that loves dogs, that’s why we decided to start Yappy Hour,” she said.

While live music is playing at Yappy Hour, people can purchase raffle tickets. All of that money goes straight to the nonprofit at the end of the night.

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