New Year, New "Leash" on Life
Titusville, Florida (December 30, 2016) -- Eighteen animals eleven cats and seven dogs got a new "leash" on life Thursday, after being rescued from an overcrowded shelter in Manatee County. They will now get a chance to start the New Year fresh at the Brevard County SPCA, where staff is confident they will find loving homes.
SPCA of Brevard rescues 18 animals from overcrowded shelter
"We get rescue requests from shelters all over the state," says Susan Naylor, public relations coordinator for the SPCA of Brevard. "Our intake managers and staff are fantastic at working with as many other shelters as possible, so that when we have space, we will pull animals from places most in need."
Manatee County typically runs beyond capacity on a daily basis. The cats rescued on Thursday range in age from 1 to 7 with all sizes and personalities. Dogs range in age from 1 to 6 and are a variety of breed mixes. All pets will receive complete examinations by SPCA staff veterinarian, will be spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, and will be fully vaccinated before being placed for adoption. Staff hopes to have them available in a week or two.
Watch for updates on the SPCA of Brevard's Facebook page or call the adoption center at 321-567-3615 for more information.
SPCA Announces New Medical Director
Dr. Nermin Massoud accepts position to head SPCA Veterinary Clinic
Titusville, Florida (February 23, 2016) – As part of its commitment to provide high-quality, low-cost veterinary services to the public, the SPCA of Brevard Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic announces that staff veterinarian Dr. Nermin Massoud, DVM, has accepted the position of Medical Director.
"Dr. Massoud's commitment to excellence and providing compassionate care to clients will make for an excellent Medical Director," explains Angie Friers, SPCA Associate Director. "We're confident that, under her leadership, the customer experience at our full-service veterinary clinic will continue to surpass expectations."
Dr. Massoud was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. She graduated from Alexandria University School of Veterinary Medicine with Bachelor of Science & Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She practiced in Egypt for 7 years before moving with her family to USA in 2000, she successfully completed her Florida DVM certification in 2007. She has been with the SPCA of Brevard since 2009.
The SPCA of Brevard Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic is a full-service facility and offers pet vaccinations, wellness exams, x-rays, dental procedures, laboratory services, mass-removal, and more. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 321-269-0536 extension 221.
About SPCA of Brevard
The SPCA of Brevard is a private, non-profit organization with the mission of "protecting and providing a voice to the homeless animals of Brevard County." It receives no funding from the government and relies on private donations to be able to serve the community. It operates thrift stores in Titusville and Merritt Island, which are stocked solely with donations for resale to help fund adoption center locations.
Founded in 1979 in Titusville, Florida, the SPCA is the largest private no-kill animal rescue group in Brevard, will find homes for more than 2200 animals this year. It is the first adoption facility with free-roaming cat rooms in the County, allowing adopters to interact with the cats in a more home-like setting. Its new Adoption Center in Titusville is over 11,000 square feet and sits on nearly three acres. Additionally, it operates two satellite Cat Adoption Centers in the Melbourne and Merritt Square Malls, which have contributed to a 241% increase in adult cat adoptions. Additional adoption statistics can be found here. The SPCA of Brevard Clinic also provides reduced-price vaccines to the public and has performed more than 55,000 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries since 1999.
For more information, visit www.spcabrevard.com.
Public Relations Coordinator
SPCA of Brevard, Inc.
6035 Sisson Road, Titusville, FL 32780
321-567-3615 ext 248 (office)