Sheriff Wayne Ivey Rallies Support For Legislation That Protects Pets in Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

By  //  January 16, 2020

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Message from Sheriff Wayne Ivey

ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey is asking for community support on new legislation that has been introduced which would protect pets of be included in a temporary domestic violence restraining order.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey voiced support for new Florida legislation that has been introduced this week, which would protect pets that are involved in a temporary domestic violence restraining order.

“Someone who is capable of harming an animal is capable of harming a human,” said Sheriff Ivey.

“Florida’s pets should all be protected in domestic violence.”

Florida Senate Bill 1082 and Florida House Bill 241 authorizes the court to take certain actions regarding care, possession, or control of animal in domestic violence actions.

For more information, visit aspca.org/floridapets

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