Local Vet Dr. Mike Bonda Aids Last Chance Animal Sanctuary

Last Chance Animal Sanctuary is a local charity located in Bradenton, Florida. They provide love and care to kitties in need as they live the remainder of their lives at the sanctuary.

All cats/kittens are tested for feline leukemia, aids, heartworm, dewormed, flea treated, microchipped, receive their FVRCP and rabies vaccines, and are spayed/neutered. Many of the rescued cats require additional medical attention. That is where River Landings Animal Clinic veterinarian Dr. Michael Bonda comes in,


“I became involved with last chance through my client, Linda Litke, who is one of the volunteers and the main person involved with medical decisions on their cats when a medical concern arises.” 


Having been involved with Last Chance Animal Sanctuary for eight years, he has dedicated almost a decade to the cause and care of these felines. 


“The best part of working with last chance is being able to help with medical treatment and surgeries on the rescue and shelter cats that would not be able to have veterinary care elsewhere due to high costs and not being an owned pet.”


As you can guess, medical expenses and general everyday care add up. You can provide monetary donations towards any veterinary bills the shelter has with River Landing Animal Clinic. You may also donate any needed supplies from the shelter’s Amazon wish list.

For more ways, you can get involved just as our very own Dr. Bonda has— from adoption to volunteering— head on over to Last Chance Anima Sanctuary’s website!

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Meet the Staff: Isabella


We hope you've met her.

Maybe you've seen her sleeping on a chair in the lobby or waiting with hopeful eyes by the water cooler. There's a chance she has stepped on the scale with your pet at weigh in and a strong possibility that she has investigated the contents of your purse or wallet when you tried to pay your bill.

"She" is Isabella, our resident tabby cat, whom we call "Bella" for short. Dr. Fox adopted Bella from an organization called "Alley Cat Rescue" back in 2005. She is approaching her thirteenth birthday and is in good health but for some allergies that require medication. Alley Cat Rescue is now called "Gulf Shore Animal League" and they work tirelessly at their "Trap and Release" program, which catches feral cats to be altered and then released in an attempt to help control cat overpopulation. Over the years, Dr. Fox has worked closely with Gulf Shore, altering hundreds of cats and treating many more various health issues.

Our Bella loves to lick the plastic bag lining the garbage can. She likes to lie down on the appointment book when we need it and pull lollipops out of the candy basket and drop them on the counter when she feels like it. She offers no apology for these infractions and we allow them because of what she does offer. She is the welcoming friend in the lobby while you're waiting. She's the demanding but sweet inspector at checkout. She is comfort when a loss occurs and she is our one and only Bella; the feline member of our family. We hope you've met her.