VIDEO: Sheriff’s Investigators Arrest Animal Cruelty Suspect, 23 Cats Found In Storage Unit
By Space Coast Daily // August 14, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement Unit arrested 43- year-old Amy Lynn Dvorak of Merritt Island on Thursday for multiple counts of cruelty to animals. (SpaceCoastDaily Video)
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement Unit arrested 43- year-old Amy Lynn Dvorak of Merritt Island on Thursday for multiple counts of cruelty to animals.
The investigation began after employees of a self-storage business reported a foul odor and cats being held in a storage unit located at 115 Amsdell Road in Merritt Island.
Deputies investigating the complaint found 23 cats being held in deplorable conditions, without proper air conditioning, ventilation or food, according to Cpl. Dave Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Feces and urine covered the entire storage unit.
All of the cats were taken to the Sheriff’s Animal Care Center to be evaluated and the defendant was transported to the Brevard County Jail on a $57,500 bond.
“The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Care Centers and other local rescue partners work closely with our citizens to promote and encourage proper care for pets in our community. With the many resources available in our area, there is no legitimate excuse for the hoarding of pets or maltreatment of animals that puts them at risk of suffering or death,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
“In this particular case there was no air conditioning, ventilation, or food for these helpless animals and that is 100% unacceptable to me, our team, and the community we serve!”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Lieutenant Tom Young through the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center 321-633-7162, or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).
You can also visit crimeline.org, or text “CRIMELINE” and your tip to CRIME (27463).
All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.
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