BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) just got a lot bigger!
The agency welcomed 10 new deputies on Tuesday and K-9 “Daisy Mae” was promoted to first-time mother!
“Brevard County Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Daisy Mae” become a mom as she delivered 10 beautiful new bloodhounds to our agency!” Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said on the agency’s official Facebook page.
The enthusiastic post said the majority of the new pups would be trained by its K-9 Unit to search for missing children and seniors with Alzheimer’s disease. Two of the pups will take on a new role that helps to provide education and awareness to parents and children about the “amazing abilities of Bloodhounds,” according to the sheriff’s office.
“While our agency has always maintained a tremendous team of Bloodhounds that are trained to search for missing children and seniors, we recently started breeding our own bloodhounds to continue the mission of our K-9 Unit and also to help support other agencies across the country that are in need of these amazing dogs that save countless lives each year!” the post said.
“Daisy Mae” was bred with K-9 “Blue” and delivered six male pups and four female pups.
“Members of our K-9 Unit stayed by Daisy Mae’s side throughout the night and as you can see from the video, mom and the pups are all doing great as we start this new chapter in our K-9 Unit!” the post said.
The agency also announced a new initiative with the Brevard Zoo noting that two will be part of a newly created “Bloodhound Exhibit.”
“This new exhibit has been in the works for about 6 months and was only waiting on one thing to get started… Daisy Mae becoming a mom!! The exhibit that will include the two pups will not only tell visitors to the zoo about the incredible abilities of bloodhounds, but will also provide parents with the resources they need to build their own “child safety kit” to help keep their kids safe!!”