VIDEO: Results of Animal Care Center Makeover Stunning
By Space Coast Daily // February 16, 2015
ANIMAL SERVICES IS A VITAL PART OF THE COMMUNITY
ABOVE VIDEO: Last week more than 150 volunteers from throughout the community, along with Habitat for Humanity, helped with an “Extreme Animal Care Center Makeover” that transformed the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Animal Care Center. A special thank you goes to Fishr the dog for starring in the video.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Last week more than 150 volunteers from throughout the community, along with Habitat for Humanity, helped with an “Extreme Animal Care Center Makeover” that totally transformed the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Animal Care Center.
“A special thank you goes to Fishr the dog for starring in the video,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
Sheriff Ivey would also like to thank Cheryl Sink, Ray Dils and Katrina Wilson of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Media Team for creating the concept and video to highlight the many changes that took place during the project.
Volunteers participated in the major construction project that included painting, landscaping, the development of 23 outdoor exercise areas for dogs, free roam cat rooms for cats, and the development of two outdoor structures that serve to create a more positive environment for pets and future owners.
The Sheriff recognized how much community volunteers and sponsorships mean to him and the project.
“One hundred fifty people took Saturday and Sunday out of their lives, everybody is busy and everyone has something going on but they took these two days to change the lives of these animals.”
“Animal Services is a vital part of the community. It is truly about the health and well-being of our community.”
The majority of the costs for this project were funded through the very gracious donations of Brevard County citizens and business leaders to the “Sheriff’s Pet Posse.”
Brevard County District 2 Commissioner, Jim Barfield, was on hand for the unveiling and admired the teamwork that helped make it possible.
“It’s great, it shows what can happen when you bring the community together and make things happen,” said District 2 County Commissioner Jim Barfield.
“I like the dog runs in the back, its amazing. It’s what keeps dogs energized and healthy and people want to see them.”
Volunteers from across Brevard County, along with the employees of East Coast Construction Inc. and East Coast Fence, worked on various construction projects including painting, landscaping, building of outdoor exercise areas, interior improvements, and the construction of an outdoor quiet area for pet owners who are having to part with their pets because of illness or quality of life issue.
J. Brewer, Director of Development for Habitat for Humanity, reflected on the partnership with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
“Habitat for Humanity partnering with the Sheriff’s Department, working together, is resulting in something that is going to be beneficial for the community but especially for the animals on a individual basis,” said Director of Development for Habitat for Humanity John W. (J.) Brewer.
“There are a lot of good things that came out of this.”
“The inside of this facility is just as beautiful on the outside as well. It’s beautiful.”
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has made it a focal point to make sure animals of Brevard County get treated the right way given the circumstances.