Animal Services


Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Live Release Rates

Fiscal Year 2015 / 2016 2016 / 2017 2017 / 2018 2018 / 2019 2019 / 2020 2020 / 2021 2021 / 2022
Live Release Rates 94.46% 95.20% 94.51% 93.45% 93.87% 92.56% 94.42%

When the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office assumed responsibility for Animal Services on October 1, 2014, the Live Release Rate for Brevard County had averaged 55% over the preceding five (5) years. With the help of our amazing team, our citizens, rescue groups, volunteers, and all of our amazing partners, we are proud to announce that for the third year in a row, Brevard County is a No-Kill community!

It takes a community to protect a community and together we can make a difference!!

Month 2015 / 2016 2016 / 2017 2017 / 2018 2018 / 2019 2019 / 2020 2020 / 2021 2021 / 2022
October 93.43% 90.27% 95.50% 94.91% 92.25% 96.08% 94.42%
November 88.66% 94.20% 93.22% 93.53% 92.79% 93.81% 94.50%
December 93.46% 94.62% 94.87% 94.77% 93.35% 94.58%
January 90.97% 95.78% 94.15% 96.28% 93.48% 93.53%
February 94.65% 97.85% 97.25% 92.10% 92.50% 89.68%
March 95.63% 97.87% 94.35% 92.92% 94.26% 91.27%
April 95.28% 94.39% 92.63% 94.69% 93.13% 95.23%
May 94.35% 95.09% 96.05% 93.85% 93.53% 93.83%
June 92.26% 95.34% 93.98% 92.91% 95.65% 91.31%
July 95.12% 95.89% 94.08% 93.40% 93.40% 88.62%
August 95.05% 95.16% 93.55% 91.97% 95.22% 89.86%
September 94.49% 95.96% 94.53% 90.09% 95.26% 92.91%

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Silver Paws

Animal services will waive adoption fees for all senior adopters, age 60 or order, on all senior cats and dogs, age 6 or older. Dogs and cats have been spayed or neutered microchipped, vaccinated, and have current county tags.

Pet ownership has been shown to offer seniors a variety of benefits, including:

Lowering stress

Lowering blood pressure

Promoting a healthier outlook on life

Providing a feeling of safety for the owner


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Any veteran or active duty military member can adopt a pet for free from our shelters with an approved adoption application. Must provide military ID or DD 214. All pets have been spayed/neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.