Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey Walks Animal Cruelty Suspect To Jail Cell, Dog Suffered Extreme Malnutrition
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // December 8, 2019
SHERIFF IVEY: if you harm an animal in Brevard County I am personally going to walk your butt into our jail
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is written by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On Friday, myself and Corporal Chris Sauro of our Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit personally walked Ronald Peacock of Cocoa into the Brevard County Jail after he was arrested on charges of Animal Cruelty and Resisting Arrest.
Peacock’s arrest happened after a criminal investigation that revealed he had failed to provide proper nutrition or veterinarian care for a mixed breed dog he owned and was fully responsible for.
The investigation was initiated after Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services responded to Peacock’s residence in Cocoa where they found the dog, named “Thor,” extremely emaciated.
At the time of the initial investigation, Peacock was issued a citation and ordered to take “Thor” for Veterinarian care within 48 hours.
Upon a return inspection, it was found that the dog had been taken to a local Veterinarian, however, he had only received vaccinations and heart-worm treatment.
Peacock advised that he could not afford the medication to treat the dog and could not afford the amount of food necessary to bring the dog’s weight to an acceptable level so he was not going to do anything further.
As a result of the investigative findings, “Thor” was seized from the property and transported to Animal Services where he was examined by our own Veterinarian Staff who determined that he was suffering from extreme malnutrition due to neglect.
Peacock was subsequently charged with one count of Animal Cruelty and one count of Resisting Arrest without violence for attempting to flee our Deputy at the time of his arrest.
Peacock was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held on a $ 2,500 bond.
For the life of me, I just don’t understand how someone could be so cruel as to allow an innocent creature to suffer, especially when there are so many different organizations out there that would help feed and nurse this little guy back to health!
Well, at least he is now safe and sound in our Animal Care Center under the care of our incredible Veterinarians and staff!!
I hate to sound like a broken record but once again let me be very clear…if you harm an animal in Brevard County I am personally going to walk your butt into our jail and slam the door shut in your face!
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