(CNS): Two dogs may have been stuck down an uncovered well in West Bay for two and half days before they were rescued by Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers Tuesday morning. The dogs, which had been missing since Saturday night, were found stranded at the bottom of the well in the Shores area of the district by a member of the public, who called the West Bay Police Station at around 6:00am on 19 February. One of the two officers who went to rescue the animals, PS Denby Groves, used a ladder to descend into the well, while PC Dadal and a member of the public pulled the dogs out using ropes. But as soon as the dogs were set down on the ground, they ran off, police said.
“When we were finally able to get the dogs out, you could tell that they were in distress,” said PC Dadal. “They were shaking because they were soaked in neck deep water and covered in mud. I’m just glad that we were able to get to them in time.”
When they returned to the station, the officers learned that a woman had visited the station to post flyers of her two lost dogs, which had not been seen since Saturday night, 16 February. The officers confirmed that the dogs in the photos were the ones they had rescued, and within a few minutes the owner called the station to say that both dogs had returned home.
District Commander of West Bay Inspector Marriott said, “We have identified that, though the dogs did stray unto someone’s private property, having a cistern uncovered poses a danger to not just animals but to people. We have organised with the owners of the property to have the cistern covered and we implore dog owners to keep their dogs secured.”
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