Brevard Sheriff’s Office Closes North Animal Care Center, Now Partners With Titusville SPCA
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // October 13, 2016
unique partnership with the Titusville SPCA
ABOVE VIDEO: Sheriff Ivey announced recently that Brevard County Animal Services has officially reached the status as a “No Kill Community.”
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – This past week our Animal Services Team announced the closure of our North Animal Care Center, located at 2605 Flake Road in Titusville.
The closure of the facility was made possible because of the incredible job that our Animal Services Unit, our local Animal Care Center Partners, our volunteers, our rescue partners and our citizens have done in reaching our goal of becoming a “No Kill” Community and in part, as a result of our latest public/private partnership with the Titusville SPCA.
As many of you know the North Animal Care Center was never designed to be an Animal Care Center and for years has been in very poor condition.
While the building was in bad shape, the location had previously been necessary because of the extremely low Live Release Rate that existed prior to our agency taking over and a continual high volume of animals being maintained at both the North and South Animal Care Centers.
The building, in my opinion, had gradually become unhealthy for our employees, our pets, and visitors to the location because of it’s deteriorated condition and need for refurbishing.
Additionally, our team had transitioned the location from an Adoption Center to a facility that was only being utilized for “quarantined” animals and as a drop off point for stray animals and lost pets.
As part of our continued efforts to improve our level of service and because of our much increased Live Release Rate our Animal Services Team recently decided to close the facility as part of a unique partnership with the Titusville SPCA on Sisson Avenue, where one of our employees will be based to handle intake for customers of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit.
The design and partnership allows us to continue providing Brevard County Animal Services to the north end of our county while also ensuring that the SPCA does not become inundated with calls for service as a result of the closing of our North Animal Care Center.
This new design is just one more effort to work in partnership with our community to make sure that we are doing everything possible to find forever homes for our pets while protecting the health and well-being of all animals in our community.
Please join me in thanking the Titusville SPCA for partnering with us on this initiative and in thanking all of our citizens for all they do to support our Animal Service’s team!!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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