BCSO Animal Enforcement Arrests Man For Animal Cruelty
By Space Coast Daily // March 3, 2015
Zaid Suleiman Ali, 35, arrested by sheriff's agents
ABOVE VIDEO: Sheriff Wayne Ivey talks about the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement Unit’s investigation into the animal cruelty case in which Zaid Suleiman Ali, 35, was charged with Animal Cruelty, Aggravated Animal Cruelty and Killing or Aggravated Abuse of a Horse.
SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: “This is an example of where our investigators found an individual who without remorse, harmed animals.”
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement Unit culminated an investigation on March 2, which led to the arrest of Zaid Suleiman Ali, 35, who was charged with Animal Cruelty, Aggravated Animal Cruelty and Killing or Aggravated Abuse of a Horse.
The suspect was transported to the Brevard County Jail on a $21,000 bond.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation was initiated after several anonymous reports were made of animal cruelty occurring at 3830 Dairy Road, in the unincorporated area of West Melbourne.
Ali was ordered to comply with Veterinary recommendations.
However, due to the history of neglect and coupled with the medical condition of an animal that was too severely diminished, the veterinarian recommended the horse be humanely euthanized.
Animal Enforcement Officers continued their investigation and found the three remaining horses on the property, Sassy, Sultan and Casey, were not being cared for to standard. (See images below)
As a result, the animals were seized on February 7, pending further investigation and veterinary examination.
Since the seizure, the three remaining horses have been rehabilitated back to health and are in the process of evaluation for possible adoption and finding suitable homes.
“Our team will continue investigating cases of animal cruelty in Brevard County and will strive to put those we find committing these crimes in jail,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
“This is an example of where our investigators found an individual who without remorse, harmed animals.”
Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of this suspect is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Lieutenant Tom Young through the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center 321-633-7162 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).
You can also visit crimeline.org, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.