BCSO Animal Services Partners With ‘Pilots For Paws’ To Find Forever Homes

By  //  August 30, 2015

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ABOVE VIDEO: “Pilots for Paws” Pilot Jeff Bennett talks about saving lives of dogs and other animals. About five million perfectly healthy animals are euthanized annually at shelters across the country because shelters have no room to keep them until a permanent home is found. (Filmed at Humane Society of Tampa Bay)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services team participated on last week in their first “Pilots for Paws” animal rescue transport.

Eleven puppies and dogs left our South Animal Care Center yesterday headed for Landmark Aviation in Opa Locka, Florida.

Once they arrived, they were transferred onto a luxury jet and headed to the great northeast looking for new forever homes.

Their first stop, the Humane Society for Greater Nashua in New Hampshire.

All expenses for the trip were funded through the “Pilots For Paws” program that works with local Rescues and Care Centers to find forever homes for animals.

Melbourne’s Pat Picornell Saves 250 Animals Yearly Via Pilots N PawsRelated Story:
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Our Animal Services team would like thank the many volunteers and community partners who helped make this goal a reality.

To name just a few, the Canine Motel in West Melbourne, Nancy Hartleb, Joyce Rosemary, Theresa Lynch, Cindy Harrowsmith, and last but certainly not least, special thanks to Pat Picornell, our local pilot with “Pilots for Paws” who delivered our animals in first class fashion.

This is another great example of a true partnership where great people work together to do great things.

On August 28, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Animal Services team participated in their first "Pilots for Paws" animal rescue transport. (BCSO image)

On August 28, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services team participated in their first “Pilots for Paws” animal rescue transport. (BCSO image)

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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