150 Kittens Taken To No Kill Shelter In Maryland, Will Find New Forever Homes
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // September 9, 2015
More than 500 cats have found new homes
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – More than 150 kittens and cats started their journey recently from our South Animal Care Center to a “no kill” shelter in Maryland where they will find new forever homes.
This is our fourth trip to Maryland that was once again made possible by our awesome staff and amazing volunteers.
A special thanks goes out to volunteers Sam and Jean Somerville who are making their third 14 hour drive to Maryland, and to the Sheriff’s Not-For-Profit “Pet Posse” that provides the funding for these life saving trips.
More than 500 cats have now found new homes in the greater Baltimore and DC area in the past five months with this new amazing and innovative partnership.
I am extremely proud of the efforts of our Animal Services Unit and volunteers who are doing everything they can to find forever homes for the pets at our Care Centers.
I am also thankful for our local and long distance partners that work so closely with us to give these incredible animals a second chance at life.
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.