New Initiative By BCSO Animal Services Utilizes Inmate Labor To Benefit Animals In Need of Homes
By WAYNE IVEY, BREVARD SHERIFF // June 2, 2017
'Susan Ann's Doggie Sorbet'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A little over a month ago the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit rolled out it’s newest initiative “Susan Ann’s Doggie Sorbet” for the benefit of the animals at our Animal Care Center.
The program uses inmate labor to manufacture doggie ice cream that is then used to help socialize our dogs when they are meeting potential adopters.
The idea to use inmate labor to make the ice cream for our dogs was given to me by my wife “Susan Ann” and was made possible by Sam Pak of Appliance Direct who donated a freezer for the program and Jim Frazier of Grimaldi’s Chocolate who donated our serving containers.
While we thought the new initiative was a great idea, we had no idea that it would meet with the immediate success it has had and that citizens would actually want to purchase the new product for their own pets.
The response has been overwhelming so our team has decided to make the delicious ice cream available for citizens to purchase for their own personal pets.
One Hundred percent of the revenue generated from the sales will go back to our Animal Care Center to help with programs, facilities, and other initiatives that help our core mission of taking care of homeless pets until we can find them new forever homes.
This new initiative is a win/win for our animals, our community, our facility, and even the inmates involved in the development of the program who are learning a trade in the process.
So here is where we need your help…our team wants to have 5 different flavors that will be available to our pets and to the public for their own personal pets.
Working with our Veterinarians we have identified the very best ingredients for our animals to maintain a healthy diet.
As part of the initiative, our team has developed names for the first 3 flavors but would like to have the public give us potential names for the last two flavors that will then become part of the program.
If you are lucky enough to have your new ice cream name selected we will ask you to join us live on Facebook and be the first to feed the new flavors to our pets at the Animal Care Center.
Now obviously we want to stay with a “Doggie Theme” as we did in the first 3 names so please keep that in mind when submitting new names for the last two flavors on our list:
Ice Cream Flavors
1. Panting Peanut-Butter (Flavor:Peanut-Butter)
2. Neo-Pawlitan (Flavors: Vanilla, Strawberry, and Peanut-Butter)
3. Orange You Glad You Adopted Me (Flavor: Orange)
4. ————- (Flavor: Strawberry)
5. ————- (Flavor: Banana)
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.