Sheriff’s Animal Service Unit Has Stellar First Day
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // October 2, 2014
'Pajama Pups' is a unique program
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Today was our first day of actually taking over the reins of Animal Services and our team had an incredible day that included the adoption of 7 dogs who permanently went home with a new family, two dogs that are visiting overnight through our “Pajama Pups” program, and a lost dog that was reunited with it’s owner.
One of the first dogs adopted today was actually adopted by one of our own agency members, Corrections Deputy Jeremy Mullin and his girlfriend Stacie who adopted Lenny from our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services South Facility. As you can tell from the photo, Lenny is ready to go home with his new family.
“Pajama Pups” is a unique program that allows a dog to go home overnight with a family that is looking to adopt the dog so they can see how the pet interacts with family members. It is a great program that has a high percentage of adoption success as it gives the family a chance to really get acquainted with their future pet.
I would like to personally thank our team and volunteers for working so hard through the transition and merger of Animal Services with our agency. I could not be more proud of their efforts and passion for helping our animals.
For more information on the “Pajama Pup” program and other adoption specials through the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit please visit our website at BrevardSheriff.com or call us at (321) 253-6608 for our South Facility and (321) 264-5119 for our North Facility.
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.
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. 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.