People damaging DoA traps to free dogs

| 05/08/2020 | 19 Comments
Cayman News Service
DoA animal trap

(CNS): Department of Agriculture dog traps have apparently been damaged by members of the public, and the police have issued a warning that anyone who damages government property, maliciously or recklessly, commits an offence and is liable to a fine of $5,000 or up to five years in jail. While the RCIPS did not state clearly that the traps had been damaged by people freeing the dogs caught in them, this was implied in a release yesterday.

The DoA Animal Control and Welfare Unit has been setting traps to reduce the number of stray and roaming dogs. This, they said, is done to keep communities safe and ensure that pedestrians, cyclists and children out playing are not hurt in any encounters with animals roaming the neighbourhood.

The release said that the animal traps authorised by the DoA are humane and allow the animals to be collected by their trained officers from the Animal Control and Welfare Unit, who check the traps daily. The public is being urged not to touch the traps and help with the work towards safer communities.

The police and DoA said trapped animals may become hostile and cause serious injury to a someone who approaches them, even their owners, if they are not trained to handle animals in such traps.

For information on stray and roaming dogs, call the Department of Agriculture at 947-3090 or email agriculture@gov.ky

Visit the DoA website for more information on responsible dog ownership or to report strays, animal cruelty and any other animal related concerns.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    And what about all the stray cats that are killing the wildlife? Some of our wild birds are near extinction!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Who let the dogs out?

    I thought this was answered definitively a while back. Just check immigration records to see if the Baha Men have visited at any point.

  3. Anonymous says:

    #dogslivesmatter

  4. Anonymous says:

    Then when the chickens start spreading more disease, we can work on them..
    The only dogs spreading disease are the ones being ‘used’ by their owners.

    • Anonymous says:

      How many people here in Cayman do you honestly know who have become sick from “disease” chickens spread? Are you also a flat-earther or anti-vaxxer?

  5. Anonymous says:

    We have some stupid people on this island

  6. Anonymous says:

    Maybe they should stop killing dogs!

    • Anonymous says:

      Who is killing dogs?

    • Anonymous says:

      2:44 These are dangerous dogs that will never be able to be completely safe around people. People put their bleeding hearts before common sense. What if one of these dogs attacked or killed a child? These aren’t cute and cuddly house pets. They are feral, wild dogs, and a danger to people.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thank you. What is the alternative? An already full humane society? If so, then Humane Society should request the dogs be delivered to them by DOA. Or an uncontrollable stray dog population?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Stray dogs are also a grave threat to cattle especially young calves.

    Anything to reduce their population should be supported and encouraged.

    • Anonymous says:

      It brings up another great point who the crap are letting cattle be tied up on the side of the road?

  8. Pecking Hell says:

    How about setting traps for the thousands of feral chickens roaming everywhere making us look like a nation of peasants.

    • Anonymous says:

      Catch the chickens and eat them. Boy you people fool. Chickens are food. They’re not any danger to you but feral dogs are.

  9. Anonymous says:

    1. Are the traps being placed on private property?
    2. Are the traps clearly labeled as DOA traps?
    3. Are the traps able to safely and securely hold an animal during bad weather conditions?
    4. Is there a clearly visible number for someone to call in the event that they feel that the trapped animal is in distress?

  10. Anonymous says:

    These people think dogs should just roam free and attacks tone or shit in your neighbors yard.

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