Animal Services

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Live Release Rates

Fiscal Year 2020 / 2021 2021 / 2022 2022 / 2023
Live Release Rates 92.56% 94.50% 93.02%

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!!
Live Release Dates from 2015 to 2019

Month 2020 / 2021 2021 / 2022 2022 / 2023
October 96.08% 94.42% 91.48%
November 93.81% 94.50% 94.88%
December 94.58% 92.47% 90.68%
January 93.53% 94.15% 94.64%
February 89.68% 94.43% 95.83%
March 91.27% 95.42% 90.24%
April 95.23% 95.00% 94.84%
May 93.83% 94.60% 93.90%
June 91.31% 95.19% 91.78%
July 88.62% 92.78% 91.74%
August 89.86% 96.7% 93.31%
September 92.91% 94.39% %

Obedience Class Schedule

Obedience Class is held at 5100 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32934 on Saturday mornings.  This class is FREE for dogs adopted from the Animal Care Center ONLY. All dogs must be appropriately leashed and adopters must bring treats and plenty of water.

September 30th – NO CLASS

Please check in with the Animal Care Center Staff no later than 10 minutes prior to the start of class.


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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

J Paw: Joining Pets & Warriors

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.