BREVARD COUNTY - The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has recently started “Junny’s Tender Site,” named after BCSO bloodhound “Junny,” that is designed to promote adoption from its Animal Services unit.
In actuality, “Junny’s Tender Site,” is actually a weekly posting on Saturdays to BCSO’s Facebook pages of animals waiting to be adopted.
“While it may not be an actual app on your smartphone, this new weekly posting on our agency Facebook Pages is going to be profile pics of some beautiful dogs and cats that I promise will only make you ‘swipe right!!,’” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey in a posting announcing the new program. “The weekly post will tell you all you need to know about the pet that is waiting on you to rescue them, and take them to their new brand new family and home!! Information like… ‘loves long walks on the beach,’ plays well with others,’ and ‘I will take all the love you can give me,’ will tell you everything you need to know to rush down to the Animal Care Center and four your ‘furever date!!’”
For example, on Saturday night BCSO posted an image and description of Beatrice, a female 10-year-old mixed breed dog. Beside her photo were comments that included “I am dainty!,” “I LOVE basking in the sun am a couch potato,” “I am great with others and would love to find a home,” and “I am spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations.”
Underneath Beatrice’s photo informing those viewing the photo that they can “arrange a play date” by visiting the BCSO Animal Care Center, located at 5100 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. in Melbourne, or by calling 321-633-2024.
The photo was posted on Saturday night and more than four hours after it was posted, BCSO received 213 reactions and there were 45 shares of the Facebook post. The post was made simultaneously on Mr. Ivey’s Facebook page as well, with 158 reaction and 35 shares of that post within a similar time frame.
Per brevardsheriff.org, their hours of operation are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Junny's Tender Site, follow the BCSO on Facebook.