BCSO Animal Services Unit Supports “World Spay Day” To Save the Lives of Animals In Brevard
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // March 1, 2017
Will Perform 100 spay and neuter surgeries During March At No Cost
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – World Spay Day is an annual campaign of Humane Society International and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.
On the last Tuesday of every February, World Spay Day shines a spotlight on the power of affordable, accessible spay/neuter to save the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats, and dogs throughout Brevard County that our team at Animal Services encounter on a daily basis.
Spaying or neutering offers a variety of health benefits to your pet, including reducing the risk of your pet contracting many life-threatening conditions, and is also the most effective way to reduce the number of homeless pets in our community.
In support of World Spay Day, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Team will be performing 100 spay and neuter surgeries for several of our local rescue partners to include; PURRS, HOPE, Space Coast Feline Network, Friends for Animals Sanctuary, Smiling Dog Rescue, and Purrfect Friends during the month of March at no cost.
Each of these organizations is an amazing partner with our agency and community in trying to do everything we can to protect animals throughout Brevard County.
As always, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is committed to eliminating overpopulation of pets in our community and would like to thank our citizens for all they do to support this amazing effort.
There is no doubt that our agency and community would never have achieved the goals we have without the strong support of our employees, volunteers, private partners, and citizens.
On behalf of all of the Furry Citizens we take care of…Thank You!!
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.