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Patrick AFB Family Resources Pets

Moves are stressful for everyone — including the family pet. Pets can sense stress and a change in routine can be difficult for them. If possible, keep your pets in a quiet, secure area while movers pack up or unload your belongings. Movers will have your door open while they move boxes and furniture, and a pet may slip out the door undetected. Make sure you keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet at all times. Ensure the tag has your current phone number on it. It is also a good idea to microchip your pets. Remember to keep the microchip’s contact information up-to-date. If your pet escapes during any part of your move, you want the animal shelter that scans the chip to be able to contact you.

In Florida, your pet faces many new outside dangers, like the Bufo toad, one of the state’s largest amphibians that can grow up to 9 inches long and weigh up to 2 pounds. When threatened they secrete a milky toxin from glands behind their heads, which can kill cats and dogs if they ingest the poison. Six species of venomous snakes — three types of rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, coral snakes and copperheads — pose another hazard, so keep your dog on a short leash in wooded areas, especially if it starts sniffing or pawing the ground. Alligators are the biggest threat. They live wherever there is water, so avoid allowing your dog to walk around or swim in unknown waters.

Florida’s balmy climate also brings with it disease-carrying pests and parasites that may attack your dog or cat, such as fleas, ticks, mites, lice, heartworms, the rat lungworm, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms. Talk to your vet about preventive measures.

Animal Services

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Wild animal issues……………………………………………………….888-404-3922

Nuisance alligator………………………………………………………..866-392-4286

www.myfwc.com 

The FWC manages and ensures the long-term well-being of fish and wildlife, especially as humans continue to encroach on wildlife habitats. The website offers tips about living with many of the 575 species across the state.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Animal Services and Enforcement

Building A, Room 119

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940

……………………………………………………………………………..321-633-2024

https://tinyurl.com/y6uutc2u 

Brevard County Animal Services provides services that include low-cost spay and neuter vouchers; investigation of animal neglect and cruelty; enforcement of county and state animal ordinances and laws; removal of animal remains; and issuance of rabies registration tags. For more information on the county’s animal shelter and pet adoption, visit the county’s website.

The county also maintains an animal care center with adoptable pets, and the SPCA has a local operation:

South Animal Care Center

5100 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32935

……………………………………………………………………………..321-253-6608

North Brevard SPCA

6035 Sisson Road Titusville, FL 32780

……………………………………………………………………………..321-567-3615

Veterinary Services

Veterinary services in Brevard County are plentiful; see the Advertiser Directory in this guide to connect with local providers. Another source for connecting with a veterinarian is the Florida Veterinary Medical Association website, www.fvma.org.

Pets for Patriots

https://petsforpatriots.org 

Pets for Patriots’ vision is to end animal homelessness in the United States while giving our military veterans and their families the greatest “thank you” of all: the extraordinary love of a companion pet. It makes this happen through its nationwide shelter and veterinary networks, military and veteran organizations, and a public that values the lives of both the vulnerable and heroic among us.

To learn more about adopting a pet, visit https://petsforpatriots.org/adopt-a-pet/how-it-works.

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