ANIMAL SERVICES: ‘Gator’ Chosen As Sheriff’s Pet Pick of the Week

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Mobile Adoption Trailer full of loving dogs

This week our agency is transitioning to a new weekly posting that will replace our "Save Me Saturday" Post that highlights the Sheriff's Pick Of The Week from our Animal Care Centers. (BCSO image)

This week our agency is transitioning to a new weekly posting that will replace our “Save Me Saturday” post that highlights the Sheriff’s Pick Of The Week from our Animal Care Centers. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — This week our agency is transitioning to a new weekly posting that will replace our “Save Me Saturday” post that highlights the Sheriff’s Pick of the Week from our Animal Care Centers.

The reason for the transition is so that we can continue to highlight our pet of the week and also start advertising the location where our Mobile Adoption Center will be during the weekend.

Our goal is to not only highlight our incredible selection of animals but also give our citizens a location they can go to take home a new pet for their family.

This week I want to introduce you to Gator who when first brought to our shelter was very malnourished.

Even with everything that Gator has been through he has always been a very happy boy. He was picked to participate in our eight week Paws and Stripes program that he excelled in.

During this eight-week Paws and Stripes course, we use inmates to train Dogs from our Animal Care Centers, the Central Brevard Humane Society, and the SPCA.

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The dogs are trained to be responsive to both voice commands and hand signals. The dogs are housebroken and learn all basic obedience skills to include: heel, sit, down, stay, and come.

At the end of their training, the canine recruits are tested by an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and receive their CGC Certification prior to finding a permanent home.

This handsome boy is looking for his forever family. He is very laid back and loving. He gets along with other dogs, loves children, and toys. We estimate him to be approximately 3 years old.

This Saturday, June 13, he and a number of other great dogs and cats will be at Renningers Flea Market located at 4385 W. Eau Gallie Blvd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Our Mobile Adoption Trailer will be there and you can’t miss it as it is brightly marked with our Animal Services Logo and is filled with loving dogs and cats that can’t wait to meet you.

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.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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.

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.

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.


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