Abandoned Guinea Pigs Raises Ire of Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Offers $500 Reward for Info Regarding Perps
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // November 27, 2018
Sheriff Promises to walk perpetrators into jail himself
SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: Help us identify who did this and I promise you I will walk them into the Brevard County Jail myself!
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Last Wednesday, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement Officers responded to a call for service off of West Eau Gallie Boulevard regarding numerous Guinea Pigs that had been abandoned.
Upon arrival, Animal Enforcement Officers were made aware by the complainant that someone had dumped two Guinea Pigs and their cage in the immediate area.
The complainant further advised that the mother was hiding in the bushes and that a baby Guinea Pig was still inside the abandoned cage.
Animal Enforcement Officers subsequently approached the cage and were able to rescue the mom, baby and four additional Guinea Pigs that had also been abandoned with no food or water – and even worse – no way to protect or defend themselves.
A seventh Guinea Pig was observed at the scene but because it was frightened ran from our Officers and at this time has not been found.
The rescued pets were taken to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Care Center where they were checked out by our team and then taken in by one of our Rescue Partners, “Last Chance Sanctuary,” where they are safely being kept.
As a result of the incident, our Animal Cruelty Team is investigating the case for Animal Cruelty and Abandonment and is asking our citizens to provide any information they can to help identify the perpetrators.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Pet Posse, a not-for-profit charity, is offering a $500 reward for anyone with information about the perpetrators of this crime.
If you have any information concerning this incident please contact our Animal Enforcement Team at 321-633-2024, send us a message on Facebook, or send us a tip using our Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Smartphone App.
I find it hard to imagine that someone could be so cruel as to abandon these helpless animals. There is no doubt that without being discovered by a good citizen, these innocent pets would have died or at the very least suffered because someone abandoned them and left them for dead.
As I have said before, “If you are going to harm an animal in Brevard County you are going straight to Jail,” and in this case, I will be the one walking you in.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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