NR 16-66 Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Felony Animal Cruelty Case
Earlier today, Sheriff’s Deputies were called to 7815 SE Babcock Street, Grant Valkaria, after a concerned citizen asked Deputies to check on the wellbeing of a neighbor. The concerned citizen called the Sheriff’s Office after neighbors hadn’t been seen weeks. When Deputies arrived, they located a dangerously emaciated and visibly malnourished dog. Fearing for the safety of the animal, Deputies recovered the endangered pet and located another dog in similar condition.
Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Investigators were immediately called to the scene to assume the investigation. The investigation has determined that the house was abandoned and the dogs were left unattended and in deplorable conditions without food. The limited water available was from rusted, dirty containers.
The two dogs are both approximately 1-year-old and were taken to the BCSO Animal Care Center for immediate emergency treatment. After medical treatment and evaluation, it is believed that both dogs will survive.
The investigation will continue in an effort to identify and locate the owner(s).
Sheriff Ivey stated “I am disgusted at how anyone can treat pets in this manner. To leave any animal in these conditions without the ability survive is not only cruel, but unforgivable. With the amount of loving citizens and resources available in Brevard County to help, there is NO reason this should ever happen. I am extremely confident that between members of my team and the State Attorney’s Office, we will identify, locate, arrest, and prosecute the monsters responsible. On a positive note, with medical attention, love and care, both of these dogs will be nursed back to health and available for adoption by a loving family.”
Sheriff’s investigators are seeking anyone with information about this incident to please contact Animal Services Specialist Doug Scragg of Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animial Services via the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at (321) 633-7162, or CRIMELINE at 1-800- 423-TIPS (8477), you can also visit http://crimeline.org/, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.
For additional information regarding this media release, please contact Corporal Dave Jacobs at (321) 747-9780 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.