Programs aim to make animal sterilization accessible and affordable
throughout Brevard County. We have provided low cost spay-neuter services
through local clinics, a mobile clinic, and financial assistance to eligible pet guardians so they
can get their pets sterilized (when funds
are available). FOR MANY YEARS WE WERE THE ONLY PROGRAM IN BREVARD COUNTY that
was doing so.
Our Spay-Neuter Programs have
sterilized thousands of cats and dogs. Find out more or
get an application
for financial assistance. All of this is a huge financial
undertaking and donations are greatly
appreciated. Right now we are desperate
for funds and have had to significantly reduce services to needy
animals. Please make a donation
today so we can continue our work.
It is imperative that the Brevard County Commission be
frequently reminded of the magnitude of the problem of animal overpopulation.
comprehensive approach to the problem must be taken to save lives and tax
dollars. The budget for Animal Services averages
over $3,000,000, much of which is
related to the capture, care, and problems caused directly or indirectly by homeless animals.
community's unwillingness or inability to find money, or shift funding
from population control through killing to population control through
prevention of unwanted births, has prevented meaningful solutions from being
implemented. Let's make sure that changes now.
Adding to the problem is the fact that
the county-run shelters are now the ONLY open admission
shelters in Brevard
(meaning that they take every animal, stray or relinquished, brought to them,
anytime, from anyone, for any reason). All other Brevard shelters are closed admission and can
choose which animals they wish to take or reject animals for lack of space. Those who are turned away
often end up at the
county shelters or on the streets. Where else can they
go? On the streets they often suffer greatly and die miserably.
Both the Central Brevard Humane Society
(CBHS) in Cocoa and the SPCA in Titusville have implemented closed admission
policies and many strays and relinquished
animals they used to take now end up in the county shelters (see statement
from CBHS' newsletter).
All of this, and
Brevard's burgeoning population, has contributed to significant overcrowding
at county shelters. The ONLY solution
is responsible pet guardianship, including sterilization.
Unfortunately, this has not been a top priority and, in some cases, other
projects have consumed scarce resources that might have been put toward
desperately-needed spay-neuter programs.
PLEASE contact your commissioners and let them
know how much you want a comprehensive plan to fight animal overpopulation in
Brevard. Otherwise, it will not happen. Also, please support our
spay-neuter programs and other efforts by donating to our organization.
WE ALSO DESPERATELY NEED HELP WITH FUNDRAISING AND PUBLIC
LET'S ALL WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE BREVARD A NO
MORE HOMELESS PETS COMMUNITY.