Volunteer Runners Help Exercise Dogs At Animal Care Centers On Weekends, Holidays

By  //  February 9, 2016

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 Every weekend, Denise Buchanan who is a Brevard County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Volunteer organizes a group of volunteer runners who get together to take every dog in our Animal Care Center for a short run. (BCSO image)

Every weekend, Denise Buchanan who is a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Volunteer organizes a group of volunteer runners who get together to take every dog in our Animal Care Center for a short run. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Every weekend, Denise Buchanan who is a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Volunteer organizes a group of volunteer runners who get together to take every dog in our Animal Care Center for a short run.

This amazing group of volunteer runners patiently wait outside of the Care Center every weekend and on holidays as Denise systematically brings out every eligible dog one by one for a short run.

The exercise is an incredible opportunity for our dogs and is truly making a difference in getting them adopted by providing exercise outside of the Care Center and more importantly, social interaction with people other than just our staff.

The runners even worked on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day to make sure that every dog in our Care Center had a special treat for the holidays.

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As I always say “it takes a community to protect a community” and these volunteers literally go the extra mile to help our pets while our staff works to find them a forever home.

Please join me in thanking all of our Animal Services volunteers for all they do to help our animals.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with our Animal Services Unit please visit our website at www.brevardsheriff.com for more information on how to join our team.

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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