Animal Care Center Saves, Reunites Dog With Family
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // February 13, 2015
family overjoyed to have dog back home safely
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Saturday January 31, Julia Petrie realized that her dog wasn’t in the backyard, so she started frantically searching the neighborhood.
Our team responded to the area and subsequently rescued the dog who was in extreme pain from an injury to her right front leg.
Our Enforcement Officer evaluated the dog on the scene, and as a result of a very serious injury to her front leg, immediately transported her to the Emergency Animal Clinic for treatment.
At the clinic they stabilized the dog, treated and wrapped her leg. After treatment, the dog was brought to the South Animal Care Center for further evaluation and treatment.
The following day, Dr. Marcia Craig, one of the veterinarians who assists our team at the Care Center, reexamined the dog’s leg and continued treatment.
After two days of treating the injury, it was determined that treatment was no longer an option and the leg was amputated to save her by our on duty veterinarian, Dr. Anderson.
ABOVE VIDEO: Shows the results of the renovation to the South Animal Care & Adoption Facility in Melbourne, Florida. Interviews, pictures and before/after results. (Video by Zach Clark, SpaceCoastDaily.com)
Ms. Petrie discovered her missing dog on Brevard Lost Pets and traveled to the South Animal Care Center on Tuesday to be reunited with her beloved pet.
Upon arriving at the Care Center, Petrie then learned of the injury to her pet.
Despite the injury, Ms. Petrie and her family were overjoyed to have their long time friend and family member back home, and to also know that she had been rescued due to a call for help from a concerned citizen and saved by members of our team.
I am extremely proud of everyone who played a role in saving this incredible dog who is now safely back home with her family.
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.
BELOW VIDEO: Shows the results of the renovation to the South Animal Care & Adoption Facility in Melbourne, Florida. Interviews, pictures and before/after results. (Video by Zach Clark, SpaceCoastDaily.com)