Abandoned, Abused Dogs Make Remarkable Recovery, Placed Into Loving Foster Homes
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // November 2, 2016
saved from an abandoned home
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I wanted to update everyone on the two puppies that were located and saved from an abandoned home on October 20.
As you may recall, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office was called to check on the residents of 7815 Babcock Street in Grant-Valkeria. According to neighbors, the family had not been scene at the residence for approximately one month.
While investigating the call, Deputies discovered the residence had been abandoned and found two severely emaciated dogs, which had been left behind at the home. Both dogs were near death and one was unable to walk.
The two dogs were immediately taken to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Area Care Center for emergency medical treatment by our staff Veterinarians. Based on the horrific condition of the dogs, a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty investigator responded to the scene to initiate a criminal investigation.
As we all love stories with happy endings, I am excited to share with you that since being brought into the South Animal Care Center, both dogs have made remarkable progress in their general condition and health.
The dogs have been able to gain 20% and 35% of their body weight back in just under two weeks.
They have gone from barely being able to stand, to being playful, affectionate and active. They are eating well and are currently being treated for several medical conditions.
While it is too early in their recovery to tell if there will be any permanent medical issues as a result of the prolonged starvation, dehydration and abuse these poor animals suffered we are all excited by their progression so far.
The really good news is that yesterday both dogs were placed into loving foster homes where they will receive the individual care, attention and love needed to bring them back to full health.
Our Veterinary staff will continue to supervise their care and treatment and will be evaluating their progress until they are healthy enough to be adopted into a new and permanent forever home.
As for the suspects who denied these two pets of any possibility of survival, the investigation is still ongoing and I can assure you that our team and the State Attorney’s Office is doing everything they can to bring those responsible to the most harsh of justices!
I want to personally thank everyone who has played a role in the rescue and recovery of these two incredible puppies. Without the support of the neighbors, our Deputies, our Animal Enforcement Officers, our Animal Care Team, our volunteers, and our foster families there is no doubt that both pets would not be where they are today.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey