VIDEO: Brevard County Commission Unanimously Approves Animal Services Ordinance Amendment
By Space Coast Daily // January 24, 2018
live release rate remains above 90 percent
ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey talks about the unanimous approval of the Brevard County Commission for his amendments to the animal services ordinance.
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Surpasses Live Release Rate Goal
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – When the Sheriff’s Office assumed responsibility for Animal Services, a commitment was made to make Brevard County a more humane community, to raise the standard of care in our shelters, to reunite lost and stray pets with their owners, and to save as many animals as possible through adoptions, fosters, through developing innovative programs.
The goal was to create relationships with rescue partners and by educating, uniting and empowering our community to make sure every pet had a loving forever home.
The success of an animal welfare organization is measured by how many animals they save. In April 2015, Sheriff Ivey shared his vision to achieve “no kill” status within two years.
To do that, the team knew they had one calendar year with an average live release rate of 90 percent or above.
It was a lofty goal that few people thought was possible.
It is now a reality, and the live release rate remains above 90 percent.
For this great effort, the BCSO Animal Services Unit was named the 2017 “Agency of the Year” by the Florida Animal Control Association.
The program is devoted to the prevention of cruelty to animals by operating an animal care center for homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals.
This year, the team has continued to increase community outreach and has partnered with Space Coast Daily to list all pets available for adoption.
Dedicated Staff Celebrates Human-Animal Bond
The team is supported by a staff veterinarian, and a cruelty investigation team was created consisting of an agent and a civilian bite investigator, both of whom have been certified by the National Cruelty Investigation School.
The Brevard County Sheriff Office Animal Services team celebrates the human-animal bond and treats all living beings with care, compassion and respect.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services was honored during the 2017 Central Florida Humanitarian Awards, which took place Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, located at 200 Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The BCSO Animal Services Unit was named the 2017 “Agency of the Year” by the Florida Animal Control Association in recognition of two consecutive years of a live release rate above 90 percent.
FOR MORE INFORMATION about the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111 or e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com
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