Man kills dog while under attack

| 02/02/2018 | 50 Comments

(CNS): A Bodden Town man was attacked by two dogs that had escaped from a yard in the area of Crysdel Road as he walked home around 4pm on Wednesday afternoon. As the dogs attacked, the man, who received bites to both his arms and legs, “struck one of the dogs with a pocket knife”. That animal died, police said. The victim was taken to the Cayman Islands Hospital after the incident, where he was treated and subsequently released.

The incident is one of a growing list of reported dog attacks in recent months, including the disturbing case of a donkey called Jack, who was a long time resident and mascot at Pedro St James but recently moved to the riding school. Last November Jack was attacked by a pack of dogs that apparently scaled the fence at the stables. It is understood that Jack was put down some time later as a result of the severity of his injuries.

The Department of Agriculture tracked down a dog that is thought to be one of the attackers, but the case is still be under investigation.

After a considerable amount of public concern over many years, the issue of dog attacks has become a priority for the local authorities, and the police recently began rounding up strays in the district of West Bay with the assistance of the DoA.

The latest attack is currently under investigation by the RCIPS and Animal Control Officers from the Department of Agriculture. Anyone with any relevant information is asked to contact Bodden Town Police Station at 947-2220. Anonymous tips can be provided to the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or via the Miami-based call centre of Crime Stoppers at 800-8477(TIPS), or online here.

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  1. alfonso says:

    Im tired of people letting their dogs piss & shit on SMB , I don’t care if you clean it up, the piss soaks into the sand and shit residue always remains, my lil girl playing in the sand almost stepped in shit. Keep them of the beach!!




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    • Anonymous says:

      I hear yo bro. I’m tired of people putting up their big assed hotels and bars on the beach so people can get drunk to forget how meaningless and depressing their lives are. My kids won’t even be able to see the ocean!




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  2. Anonymous says:

    Why is these dog attacks always considered a police matter, where is the department of agriculture animal control? why are they not the ones dealing with this attacks, I guarantee if they are the ones called to deal with these things, they will soon start picking up all the stray dogs and monitoring the importation, illegal breeding and enforcing the animal law.




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  3. Anonymous says:

    When everything is a RCIP priority, nothing is a priority.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Lock those owners in a fenced in area with some other shitheads wild dog, after they are bitten about four times let them out, attitude adjustment. When someone lets their dogs shit on the beach pick it up and throw it at them.




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  4. Anonymous says:

    Ban the importation of dogs, there are plenty to adopt. The fashion of bringing in dogs not suited to the tropics is highly irresponsible




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  5. elvis says:

    i got chased twice in prospect while running. then it bit me. I called the cops. the owner said boyyyy he don’t like black men either. you honestly couldn’t make it up.




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  6. Anonymous says:

    Do animals have rights? I think they do and anyone abusing them should be put away. But what pi$$es me off constantly is the luvvy duvvy dog brigade who think their animals have more rights than humans. Walk on SMB, unleashed dogs run up to you uninvited and yapping, snapping or jumping at people, normally to those people that don’t like or are afraid of dogs much…whilst the owner stands their trying to tell you how friendly their dog is. Keep your dogs on a leash people, you have no more right to let them run up and irritate or harass other people, than if I were to do the same to you. If I did that, you would be calling the police. Why is it ok for a dog to do it? It isn’t.




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  7. Anonymous says:

    The Bible warned about mixing breeds. People are breeding types of pitbulls on this island. They are not pure breed dogs and they are ferocious.

    I think they should be ban




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  8. Anonymous says:

    A-hole dog owners are rampant on this Island. It is not the animal that is at fault, it is the idiot owner. Hold them financially responsible, then you will see a change.




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  9. Anonymous says:

    I am sick and tired of all the people walking their dogs off leash on Seven Mile Beach. They are often hundreds of feet away from their dogs with no chance of control. If you say something to them they ignore you, defend their rudeness (my dog is friendly)or worse cuss you out. How am I to know your if your dog is friendly or not when he is running at me at full speed? Please excuse me if I kick your dog in the head next time it happens.




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    • Anonymous says:

      You’re right. Please excuse me when I kick you in the face after you kick someone’s dog in the head. Caymankind.




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      • Anonymous says:

        There we go, I knew one of the “dogs have more rights than humans” brigade would post some stupidity at some point.




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    • Anonymous says:

      I won’t excuse you, I will help you.




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      • Anonymous says:

        You are probably in line for a life of crime.




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        • Anonymous says:

          The crime is letting your shagging dog free to run up and harass people, jump at them, bark at them or bite them. You are the ones with no sense of responsibility or social understanding. Dogs on a leash or running around your secure yard or a secure place especially for dogs is fine…just not where people who wish to avoid dogs at any cost are walking. Those are the criminals.




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          • Anonymous says:

            Noooo, you are getting off point for your own agenda, hot head. The point is tha people that want to join in, in kicking a dog in the head, have tendencies to crime. Just sayin, Manson.




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  10. Anonymous says:

    Someone needs to tell that idiot on Rum Point Drive, (just outside Cayman Kai) to lock up his two dogs before he loses another one to the road. This is the same residence where the hysterical, but irresponsible owner claimed that because she had consistently allowed her dog to lay in the road, an innocent road user was a quote a ‘murderer’ for accidentally running over the poor animal.
    Uneducated and irresponsible dog owners should pay a high price if they can’t keep their dogs under control.




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    • Anonymous says:

      As usual someone is always misleading the public. I personally know what happened and it didn’t go like what you are talking about. The dog died protecting his yard XXXXX




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  11. Anonymous says:

    If we could have walls/fences higher than four feet owners would have better control of their dogs.




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    • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

      Actually, it is 42″, and it’s a very simple matter of submitting for Planning permission, paying a modest fee, and waiting two weeks – infinity for planning permission.




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  12. Anonymous says:

    Any dog that is wandering and has no collar: destroy it. It’s that easy.

    Looking forward to all the hysterical dog-lovers getting, well, hysterical.




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    • Anonymous says:

      You don’t need to be a hysterical dog lover to know that is not a solution.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Hysterical dog lovers = people who don’t like to kill other living creatures.
      You talk real purty.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Unlike slavering killer hell-hounds who are just misunderstood and crave a little love, you mean?

        Do you kill mosquitoes? If so, where’s the moral difference?

        (Yes, it was I who wrote the first post).




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        • Anonymous says:

          Actually, no. I don’t kill mosquitoes. Or those centipede things either.
          I will try to be wise enough not to contribute to the decline of a the world for your kids.
          Slavering killer hellhounds huh? You live in a very terrifying world….that you create every moment.




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      • An Unimpressed Youth says:

        I agree to a certain extent. I think ID chips (which are fairly popular nowadays) would be a better determining factor than collars, by making it a legal requirement for dog ownership.

        Collars can come off pretty easily if irresponsible owners are involved (wrong size or damaged ect.) Also if an owned, well behaved dog is found with a chip, its a bit harsh no? 6 months at the humane society would be fair and if no feels like giving it a home then yes, putting it down might be best.

        Sugestions from a ‘Hysterical Dog Lover’…




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  13. anonymous says:

    There is a man that walks his great dane in Georgetown all the time and whenever he is confronted about the dog not being on a leash he just brushes you off as if he has a right to do what he pleases.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Same thing down on the Seven Mile Beach, and many popular walking places in West Bay, despite the signs clearly saying that dogs must be leashed. Serious action is needed.




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    • Anonymous says:

      feed the dog, put the dick head in a pound until a dog rescues him.




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  14. Anonymous says:

    Even the friggin dogs have turned to a life of crime.




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  15. Anonymous says:

    solution: dog liscense = $1000….anybody caught without liscence = fine $10,000




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  16. Anonymous says:

    nothing can be done… authorities refuse to enforce animal welfare laws…




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  17. Anonymous says:

    Better the dog dies than the man. I would’ve done the exact same thing. Rip Doggy




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    • Beaumont Zodecloun says:

      Myself or my family as well. I love dogs and feel badly for those dogs who have irresponsible owners, and wish they had to live off rocks and table scraps and muddy water.

      That said, if any junkyard dog comes for me or my family and can’t be coaxed off the ledge, I will kill it.




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  18. Anonymous says:

    people gave to die before somethimg done….i witnessed a man at caymana bay two saturdays ago with a big dog! a lady and her kids were almost attacked…i said, you need to muzzle that dog…he said NO…so i called security and told them what had happened…he had scampered off before they could find him! Honestly, if i had not hollered at the dog, he would have mauled the small kids…the mother was terrified! sooo sad!?




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    • Anon says:

      What are all those security cameras and guards for? Sounds like some staff needs to be fired and I hope it happens.




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  19. Anonymous says:

    Then track down the irresponsible owners that feel it is a cultural right to let their dogs roam and start to prosecute them. Make it mandatory that the animals are spayed/neutered and make an example of these owners by hitting them where it hurts. It’s the animals every time that suffer and this is wrong. If you cannot care for your animals in every way you should not own.




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    • pitbullaware says:

      Affordable breed neutral law to reduce severe dog attacks:
      Charge all owners, keepers, users of dogs that severely injure or kill dogs humans, farm animals, or cats away from the dog’s property, with felony animal neglect and cruelty.

      Immediately remove all dogs from their property or their control.

      Found guilty, ban them all from any dog contact or ownership for LIFE.

      Publicized and enforced, this breed neutral affordable law will begin to make dog owners care enough to prevent that first attack.

      Publicized and enforced this will at least prevent recidivism.




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  20. Anonymous says:

    He better hope they don’t lock him up for that pocket knife
    this is cayman after all




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    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly. He must be in fear of something to carry a knife around in his pocket. These animals get treated so badly on that island. The dogs are not born like that they are aggressive to survive there because of the horrible conditions they are in.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Yes he is a real brute




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  21. Anonymous says:

    That poor man!!! Terrifying!! I was attacked by an Alsatian while on my bike when I was 12. I am now 50 and only JUST now starting to like dogs again. And I NEVER pet unless the owner says it’s okay.




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  22. Anonymous says:

    Guy is lucky he had his pocket knife! I never leave home without mine these days.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Not a smart idea
      if you are caught in public areas with a knife on you in Cayman you can get into serious trouble

      Work is fine, your home or yard is fine you might be able to get away with keeping one in your car but walking around with one in your pocket at all times is a bad idea




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      • wawa says:

        once the knife blade is under three inches you can stick it in for self defence, and have a very strong case, so stick it in.




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