Brevard Treats Its Animals with Respect
Many of you reading this have pets. Many of you have rescued those pets from local shelters. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t, but we do hope you will consider it the next time you are on the hunt for a new pet. Why? Quite simply, there are plenty of animals waiting for their forever homes. You just have to go pick the one that fits you and your lifestyle. At Solar Solutions, we’re invested in our community, and that doesn’t end at the people in our area! We care about animals too. So, we would like to share some info with our readers about some of our animal shelters in Brevard County!
Shelters are not governed by one law, so there are some shelters that euthanize (a nice word for kill) animals that have been at their shelter for a specific length of time. But, more and more, we are seeing a move toward no-kill shelters. Animals don’t choose to be born, and they don’t choose to become lost or given up to a shelter. Yet, there they are, having to await rescue.
If they live in Brevard County, we have good news for them! The Brevard Humane Society is a no-kill shelter. Not only that, but the Brevard Humane Society is doing wonderful things to help their animals while they await rescue and to help those who do the rescuing! They offer a spay/neuter program, vaccinations, and other healthcare options. Their goal is to help a pet stay with their loving family so that an impending large vet bill doesn’t mean that the family has to surrender their beloved pet. They even offer free cat spaying/neutering!
Even with all these great programs, the Brevard Humane Society is not done improving! They are planning a boarding facility called “Brevard Bed&Biscuit” to be open in 2019 on their Merritt Island property. They are also planning on a classroom building in which they can teach a variety of classes such as child&pet safety, dog training, and even pet CPR. One local resident had to perform CPR on his Yellow Labrador Retriever years ago. The dog received a sting to which she had an allergic reaction and her airway began closing. Her owner performed CPR and was able to get her to the veterinarian in time to save her life. So, as silly as a pet CPR class might sound, it could save your pet’s life!
H.A.L.O is another no-kill rescue that is located in Sebastian. Their name stands for Helping Animals Live and Overcome. They also have an adoption center in the mall in Vero Beach. Like Brevard Humane Society, H.A.L.O offers a low-cost spay/neuter clinic. With additional land that was recently acquired, they are planning a rescue/relief center to increase their capabilities. They even flew to Puerto Rico rescuing sixty-nine dogs after the hurricane hit giving them a chance at life!
Both of these institutions are non-profit. Part of how they raise funds to make improvements and care for the animals is through purchases made at their thrift stores. What a great way to help out your local no-kill shelters. You can find a treasure and animals can be helped!
Perhaps you have a new furry friend that has joined your family. If so, you have probably tried to make them feel at home and as comfortable as possible. In doing so, we would like you to consider one more thing you can do that would be of benefit to both your pets and you. Call Solar Solutions today to get a free estimate on tinting the windows of your home. It will keep the inside temperature regulated to make it more comfortable for both you and your pets while also lowering your energy bill. It keeps out harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, as well. If you live in Sebastian, Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, Melbourne, Palm Bay, or the surrounding areas, then please give us a call today!