9-Year-Old Kennedy Benson Raises Money, Resources to Support Brevard Sheriff’s Pet Posse
By Space Coast Daily // September 3, 2020
SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: “ADOPT, Don’t Shop!!”
SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: Join me in thanking Goombay’s Beachside for allowing Kennedy to host the event at their location and also in thanking Kennedy and her team for all they did to make the fundraiser such a success.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Nine-year-old Kennedy Benson met Sheriff Wayne Ivey Wednesday at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Care Center to present Sheriff Ivey a donation for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Pet Posse that was generated by a fundraiser Benson orchestrated at Goombay’s Beachside.
On August 15, Kennedy held the fundraiser to benefit the Sheriff’s Pet Posse that helps homeless pets throughout Brevard County.
Kennedy had been diligently working on the event for weeks to make sure it was as successful as possible.
“Kennedy had collected gift baskets, raffle items, and even arranged for our Mobile Adoption Unit to be onsite at the event so that she could help find “furever” homes for some of our animals,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
The event went well as Kennedy with support from her parents, friends and the owners of Goombay’s Beachside raised $1,600 in cash along with over $3,000 in donated food, toys, treats, blankets, towels and other necessities.
“Her family and friends are incredibly proud of her hard work and are behind her efforts 100% as they know how passionate she is about helping pets in their time of need,” said Sheriff Ivey.
Kennedy is now working on a new project to help fight animal abuse and is going to partner with BCSO to do a Public Service Announcement designed to help save the lives of pets in our community.
“Oh and one last thing…Kennedy wanted me to remind you to “ADOPT, Don’t Shop!!” said Sheriff Ivey.