AJ Hiers Automotive Group Goes Extra Mile to Find ‘Furever’ Homes for Pets at BCSO Animal Care Center
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // January 6, 2021
SHERIFF IVEY: A.J.’s kindness and compassion for pets is incredible
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Since 2014 when the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office took over Animal Services in Brevard County, A.J. Hiers of Boniface Hiers Automotive Group has donated thousands and thousands of dollars to feed all of the pets in our care.
As if that were not enough, A.J. has also each year paid for all of the adoptions during the month of December so that pets in our care can find “furever” homes at Christmas time.
As each year rolls around I ask A.J. if he is certain that he wants to once again take on the financial commitment for the coming year, and on each occasion, the answer is an immediate and resounding “absolutely!”
Well, earlier today A.J. called me and told me that he not only wanted to continue to sponsor the food for the pets at our Animal Care Center, but also wanted to pay for all of the pet adoptions at our Animal Care Center during the months of January, February, March, and April so that we can find homes for as many pets as possible during the first part of 2021.
A.J.’s kindness and compassion for pets is incredible as he truly wants our team to find homes for all of the homeless pets that enter our facility.
In addition to all he does for our pets, A.J. often reminds me that he is only a phone call away to help support a member of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office or other first responders just as he did when Agent Chris Streif was paralyzed in a boating accident and needed a customized van to return to work as a member of our team.
I’m not sure if A.J. one day heard my quote “it takes a community to protect a community” or if one day I realized how true that statement is, from watching A.J. help us protect this community.
So in response to A.J.’s kindness, generosity, and compassion I will use the words that we all through the years have become so accustomed to hearing A.J. say at the end of his car commercials… “Thank You!”
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey