VIDEO: South Animal Care & Adoption Facility Gets Makeover
By Space Coast Daily // February 8, 2015
RENOVATION unveiling SET FOR 4 P.M. SUNDAY
ABOVE VIDEO: Part 1 of the renovation shows the before footage of the facility and organizers give their vision for the project. (Video by Zach Clark, SpaceCoastDaily.com)
Sheriff’s Office Teams Up With Habitat for Humanity
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The South Animal Care & Adoption facility in Melbourne is getting an “Extreme Makeover,” Brevard County Sheriff style.
Nearly $50,000, privately funded, was committed to the renovation but the most compelling story is the community sponsorship and volunteers that have donated their time to help with the makeover.
The Sheriff’s office teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to make quick work of the renovation.
Sheriff Wayne Ivey and the rest of the staff gathered Saturday morning to start a 2-day makeover of the facility with an ABC “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” type feel to it.
The two day project is in partnership with Habitat For Humanity and was officially kicked off Saturday morning at 8 a.m.
“This morning almost 80 volunteers started on the Extreme Animal Care Center Makeover that is designed to completely transform the South Animal Care Center into a beautiful Adoption Facility for the animals and staff at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Animal Care Center,” said Sheriff Ivey.
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 issues.
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.
The animals that were at the facility have been fostered for a few days by local vets, pet resorts and kennels with nobody asking “for a dime,” said to BCSO’s Joe Hellebrand.
Sunday they plan to show off their 2-day renovation at 4 p.m.
“Please join us tomorrow Sunday at 4 p.m. for an exciting time when members of the volunteer team and community leaders yell out for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Command Post to be moved so that the new facility is unveiled to our animals, employees and visitors,” said Sheriff Ivey.
SpaceCoastDaily will be there to help showcase the new improvements for a great cause.
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ABOVE MAP: Shows the location of the South Animal Care & Adoption facility in Melbourne.