BCSO Animal Services Partners With Maine To Find Forever Homes For Dogs
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // July 27, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Earlier this week, our Animal Services Unit and volunteers facilitated the transfer of 47 dogs to the Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick, Maine, and the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland in Westbrook, Maine.
The Coastal Humane Society traveled to Florida to pick up the dogs in a transport vehicle donated to them by the ASPCA. The transport arrived at our South Animal Care Center around 3 p.m. to begin loading the dogs.
This is Coastal Maine’s third trip to our shelters in the last five (5) months to partner with us to help find forever homes for our pets.
Over the past several months, our Brevard County Sheriffs Office Animal Services team has partnered with several Humane Society’s in the northeastern part of our country to help save as many of our animals as possible.
The partnership allows us to supply the northeast with cats and dogs from our crowded shelters.
The Northeast began spaying and neutering animals several years ago to relieve overcrowding in shelters, and to reduce the number of free roaming pets.
Due to those efforts, dogs and cats are in shorter supply and many shelters have waiting lists for potential adopters.
These newly developed partnerships give us a great opportunity to save dogs and cats that have been in our shelters for several weeks, sometimes months, and place them in new forever homes.
I could not be more proud of our team at Animal Services for all they are doing to make sure that our pets have every opportunity to find a forever home.
Our employees and volunteers are committed to doing everything they can to find homes for these incredible pets.
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.