Sheriff Wayne Ivey Adoption Pick of the Week
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // November 11, 2014
this week's selection is Grace
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Each week I pick a pet from one of our Animal Services Facilities to highlight as our “Adoption Pick of the Week” and this week’s selection is Grace.
Grace is a sweet little girl that has unfortunately been through a lot in her life. In mid September, Animal Control received a call about Grace that reported she had been injured for approximately 5 days.
Sadly, Grace had suffered a fractured tail and spinal injury that at the time prevented her from using her hind legs. While the injury was tough to face it didn’t stop Grace from getting around and from being a bundle of affection.
She loves to be around people and give kisses. She constantly loves on our staff members and gets better everyday from her injuries. In fact, where she once had to drag herself using her front paws she now gets around very well. It appears that increased walking activity has helped tremendously as she can now use her hind end, although she does not have complete control over it at all times.
Occasionally it will fall to one side or flip over her front end when she takes off running and tries to stop quickly. Even if she falls, she will jump back up, wag her tail and move on like nothing happened. The good news, is that after having suffered a significant injury, Grace can once again run and play and has a good life ahead of her.
Grace is ready for a good home and I for one think we can all learn a lot from how she takes one day at a time and loves every minute of it.
To adopt “Grace” please visit our website at BrevardSheriff.com or call our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services North Facility at 321-264-5119.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft. That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.
Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.