Brevard Sheriff’s Office Begins New Program To Find ‘Furever’ Homes For Cats At Animal Care Center
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // November 16, 2018
For more information, call Animal Care Center at 321-633-2024
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is written by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – “Barn Cats” is our team’s latest initiative to find “furever” homes for cats in our care at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Care Center in Melbourne.
The concept is to take home one of our cats that can now be on patrol around your barn, tack room, or other open areas where mice and other rodents might be a problem.
We actually piloted this program at our Aviation Unit and Central Logistics facilities and had tremendous success. As you can imagine, the last thing you want is a mice or rat that is around your avionics so we deployed “Vinny the Cat” to be on patrol at the hanger. Since “Vinny” went on-duty we have not had a single problem or concern.
Vinny now lives happily with our Pilots, Mechanics, and Tactical Flight Officers and is considered as a member of the team and family.
The same program was utilized at our Central Logistics facility where mice and rats were starting to become a problem. The Central Logistics Team adopted two feral cats from our Anima Care Center, Knightro (Go UCF Knights) and Willow who perform their duties quite well as our rodent problem has been resolved.
So head on down to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Care Center and find your new team member that will help patrol your barns, tack room, buildings, and even hanger if you have one.
This is a win/win for everyone…well except the mice and rodents but they can relocate to your neighbors barn who will then need to adopt a “Barn Cat” as well!!
For more information on this new and effective program, please contact our Animal Care Center at 321-633-2024.
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