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Brevard County Animal Services Currently Declared Dangerous Dogs

Guidelines used by Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement in determining a dangerous dog. A dangerous dog:

  1. Has, without provocation, aggressively bitten, attacked, or endangered a human being, or has inflicted severe injury on a human being on public or private property; or
  2. Has more than once, without provocation, severely injured or killed a domestic animal while off the owner's property; or
  3. Has been used primarily, or in part, for the purpose of fighting, or is a dog trained for dog fighting; or
  4. Has, without provocation, chased or approached a person upon the streets, sidewalks, or any public grounds in an aggressive, menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack; provided that such actions are attested to in a sworn statement by one or more persons, and dutifully investigated by the appropriate authority.
  5. A dog shall not be declared dangerous if the threat, injury, or damage was sustained by a person who, at the time, was unlawfully on the property or, while lawfully on the property, was teasing, tormenting, abusing, or assaulting the dog or its owner or a family member.
  6. No dog may be declared dangerous if the dog was protecting or defending a human being within the immediate vicinity of the dog from an unjustified attack or assault.

If Animal Services finds sufficient cause to declare a dog as "Dangerous", the owner is notified in writing. At this point the owner has three options:

  1. Appeal the notice of sufficient cause to the Dangerous Dog Council, who will hold a hearing and either accept or rescind the declaration. If the Council accepts the sufficient cause findings, the owner may appeal their decision to the County Court; or
  2. Comply with the Dangerous Dog Restrictions (listed at the bottom of the page); or
  3. Sign the dog over to Animal Services and Enforcement.

To comply with the Dangerous Dog Restrictions, a dog owner must have:

  1. A current certificate of rabies vaccination and animal license tag for the dog.
  2. A locked, secure enclosure to confine the dangerous dog, and the posting of the premises with a clearly visible warning sign at all entry points that informs both children and adults of the presence of a dangerous dog on the property.
  3. Proof of permanent identification of the dangerous dog, such as a tattoo or an electronic implantation, as specified by the Animal Services and Enforcement Director, within twenty-four (24) hours of release.
  4. Payment of the applicable annual fee for the issuance of certificate of registration required by this section. The annual fee shall be established by resolution of the Board.
  5. Proof that the owner has procured liability insurance in the amount of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) covering any damage or injury, which may be caused by the dangerous dog during the twelve-month period for which licensing is sought. The owner shall name the county as a certificate holder and notify Animal Services and Enforcement of any cancellation, modification, expiration or termination of the liability policy required by this section.
  6. The owner shall obtain a dangerous dog tag from the Animal Services and Enforcement Director or designee that shall be worn by the dog at all times. The purpose of the tag shall be to provide immediate identification to Animal Services and Enforcement and the public that the dog has been declared dangerous.
  7. The owner shall have the dangerous dog sterilized and shall present appropriate evidence of said sterilization by the veterinarian who performed the operation within sixty (60) days of the effective date of the dangerous dog declaration.
  8. Within ninety (90) days, the owner, at his or her own expense, shall complete approved owner responsibility training and provide proof of completion to the Animal Services and Enforcement Director.
  9. Five years after the date that the dog was declared dangerous, the owner may request a reduction of the annual dangerous dog certificate fee, as provided by resolution. Any such request shall be granted in the event that there have been no violations of this article since the dog has been declared dangerous.

For further information on Dangerous Dog laws, please refer to the Animal Services and Enforcement Ordinance Book, sections 14-49 and 14-50.

Current Declared Dangerous Dogs by Brevard Animal Services and Enforcement

#DD-127 Mildew. Owner: Jeanne C. Edwards, 1500 Bayshore Drive Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Spayed Female White Pit Bull
#DD-130 White Hawk. Owner: Sunny Marie Shelley, 3000 Friday Road Cocoa, FL 32926. Neutered Male Gray/White Siberian Husky
#DD-131 Winter Dawn. Owner: Sunny Marie Shelley, 3000 Friday Road Cocoa, FL 32926. Spayed Female White Alaskan Malamute
#DD-133 Beauregard. Owner: William Thery Pollard, 1280 Pine Island Drive Merritt Island, FL 32953. Neutered Male Black/Tan German Shepherd
#DD-134 Tonk. Owner: Dorothy A. McConnell, 573 Harrison Street Palm Bay, FL 32909. Neutered Male Black/Brown Rottweiler
#DD-135 Lilly. Owner: Benjamin Colquitt Brewer, 105 2nd Avenue Satellite Beach, FL. Spayed Female Black Pit Bull
#DD-158 Boots. Owner: Elizabeth Cox-Pirkle, 1448 Rankin Ave SE Palm Bay, FL 32909. Spayed Female Brindle/White Pit Bull
#DD-159 Buddy. Owner: John Joseph Spinning, 1786 Hays Street NW Palm Bay, FL 32907. Neutered Male Black/White Bull Dog/Pit Bull Mix
#DD-160 Mayhem. Owner: Richard Charles Cleasby, 661 Concord Street NE Palm Bay, FL 32907. Spayed Female Brown Pit Bull
#DD-161 Maximus. Owner: Vivian Marie Amell, 2969 Stag Court Mims, FL 32754. Neutered Male Brindle Great Dane Mix
#DD-165 Navi. Owner: Lorie Anne Marshall (formerly Elliott), 2979 Barkway Drive Cocoa, FL 32926. Spayed Female Black/Tan Rottweiler
#DD-175 Tyson. Owner: Lori Ann Carr, 6995 Kaylor Ave Cocoa, FL. Neutered Male Brown Hound Mix
#DD-176 Hunter. Owner: Donna Jean Degram, 160 SE 1st Street Satellite Beach, FL 32937. Neutered Male Red Labrador Retriever
#DD-177 Lena. Owners: Joseph/Christina Hucks, 7000 Orchid Tree Drive Grant, FL 32949. Spayed Female Black/Tan German Shepherd
#DD-183 Soto. Owner: Michael Paul Reola, 316 Oak Street Melbourne Beach, FL 32951. Neutered Male Tan/White Pit Bull
#DD-185 Darla. Owner: Timothy Townsend, 3600 Ficus Place Grant, FL 32949. Spayed Female Fawn Mastiff
#DD-186 Tonka. Owner: Timothy Townsend, 3600 Ficus Place Grant, FL 32949. Neutered Male Fawn/Black Mastiff
#DD-189 Boxer. Owners: Beverly/Randall Moser, 4831 Springwater Cir. Melbourne, FL 32940. Neutered Male White/Brown Bassett/JRT Mix
#DD-190 Taz. Owners: Patrick/Patricia Lonergan, 2278 Sans Souci Ave SE Palm Bay, FL 32909. Male Chocolate Pit Bull
#DD-191 Glacier. Owner: James/Valerie Bourland, 1765 Crane Creek Blvd Melbourne, FL 32940. Spayed Female White German Shepherd Mix
#DD-192 Nikko. Owner: Sandra Pagan, 471 Freeman Road Palm Bay, FL 32907. Neutered Male Tan Chow Mix
#DD-193 Gator. Owner: Karlen Stephenson, 754 S Orlando Ave #214 Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. Neutered Male Fawn Pit Bull Mix
#DD-194 Liberty. Owner: Jill Crabbe Rochelle, 1634 Holland Street Melbourne, FL 32935. Spayed Female Black/Tan German Sheperd Mix
#DD-195 Plum Tucker. Owners: Daniel/Robin Long, 1611 Cambridge Drive Cocoa, FL 32922. Male Blue/White Pit Bull
#DD-196 Spooky. Owner: Chadwick David Payne, 640 Canaveral Groves Blvd Cocoa, FL 32926. Neutered Male Black/Tan German Shepherd
#DD-197 Hennessey. Owner: Tina Raqual Sydnor, 1612 Erin Court Palm Bay, FL 32905. Female Tan/White American Bulldog Mix
#DD-198 Dutch. Owners: Curtis Holmes/Melissa Hopman, 1216 Cypress Bend Melbourne, FL 32934. Neutered Male Brindle/White Pit Bull
#DD-200 Sally. Owners: Kimberly/Justin Mcdonald, 3711 Malory Court Cocoa, FL 32926. Spayed Female Fawn/White Pit Bull
#DD-202 Baxter. Owners: Kimberly/Ryan Wilbert, 3625 Coral Ave Scottsmoor, FL 32775. Neutered Male Tan/White Akita
#DD-203 Scarlet. Owner: Tanner Marcel Lee, 458 San Pedro Ave. Palm Bay, FL 32908. Tan/White Female Pit Bull
#DD-204 Bear. Owners: Harold/Renee Hill, 4041 Grapehill Street Cocoa, FL 32926. Neutered Male White/Tan Akita
#DD-205 Rocco. Owner: Christopher Brink, 2330 Honeybrook Creek Dr. Melbourne, FL. Male Tan Pit Bull
#DD-207 Uzi. Owner: Michael David Bubes, 3900 Newport St. Cocoa, FL 32927. Male Brindle Pit Bull
#DD-208 Star. Owner: Justin Chase Myers, 1300 Old Dixie Hwy Titusville, FL 32796. Female Brindle Pit Bull.

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Customer Service: 321-633-2024
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Titusville, Fl 32980

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