Animal Services Offers Special Adoption, Online Services
By Space Coast Daily // April 22, 2014
Special Rates Encourage Pet Adoptions for Earth Day
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Celebrate Earth Day the pet-friendly way by adopting a hybrid. Brevard County Animal Services is offering all mixed breed dogs and cats in the shelters for $22.
“In honor of Earth Day, April 22, we’re holding an adoption special,” said Karla Torpy, director of Animal Services & Enforcement. “Our dogs and cats can be adopted for $22. The special runs through April 27.
The adoption fees cover all age-appropriate vaccinations, spay or neuter surgery, a microchip, and a County Animal License Tag. The normal adoption fee is $70 for cats and $80 for dogs.
To see dogs or cats available for adoption, visit the Brevard County Animal Care Centers at 5100 W. Eau Gallie Boulevard in Melbourne, or 2605 Flake Road in Titusville or go to the shelter website at BrevardCounty.us/
The Animal Care Center hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The shelters are closed on Wednesday.
Animal Services & Enforcement Launches Online Pet Licensing Service
Online pet licensing is now available in Brevard County.
Brevard County Animal Services & Enforcement has added a feature to its website so pet owners can purchase new or renew existing licenses for their pets via the internet.
According to County Code, owners of dogs and cats must obtain an animal license tag for each dog or cat annually. The web address is www.brevardcounty.us/
“We are thrilled that this important service is now available online to Brevard County pet owners, “ said Karla Torpy, Director of Brevard County Animal Services & Enforcement. “We see many dogs come through the shelters that have clearly been cared for, but arrive here with no identification and no way to return them to their owner.”
“If your pet is wearing its license and it shows up at the shelter, we will notify you that your pet is here. Or, if one of our staff finds your licensed pet roaming free, we’ll return it to you instead of bringing it to the shelter. And, often an injured animal wearing a license is more likely to receive veterinary care if you’re not around,” Torpy said. “Having licensing available online will make it easier for families to keep their pets up to date,” Torpy said.
A one-year license for altered cats or dogs is $10. Unaltered cats and dogs are $16. Failure to license or renew your pet’s license could result in a $120 citation.
In order to use the online service, dog owners will need a current rabies vaccination certificate, a spay/neuter certificate, if applicable, and a credit card. Once the animal license is processed, it will be mailed to the pet owner’s home in approximately two weeks. Dog licenses may be purchased annually.
In addition to online, dog licenses can also be purchased by phone 321-633-2024, mail or in person at the South Brevard County Animal Care Center, 5100 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne or the North Brevard County Animal Care Center, 2605 Flake Road,Titusville, or through many veterinary clinics.