Tag: animal abuse

Enforce the Animals Law, stop cruelty

Enforce the Animals Law, stop cruelty

| 01/10/2018 | 24 Comments

‘PAWSatively Hopeful for Change’ writes: Thirty-two dogs were recently removed from one premises in Grand Cayman by the Department of Agriculture. The DoA contacted all the animal charities on island seeking their assistance in arranging for these dogs to be taken out of their facility. In record speed these charities managed to remove all the […]

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Activist group urges action to protect animals

Activist group urges action to protect animals

| 16/07/2018 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A local NGO calling for better protection of animals and the enforcement of existing laws is urging the community to sign a petition following a brutal machete attack on two dogs in Savannah. Cayman Animal’s WatchDog wants to see people who torture, abuse or neglect animals to be held accountable, after the Department of […]

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Volunteers shocked by abuse of tiny dog

Volunteers shocked by abuse of tiny dog

| 11/06/2018 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Volunteers from a local animal welfare organisation, One Dog at a Time, say they were shocked by the abuse that a small dog rescued by their group had suffered. A tiny Yorkie-mix named Virtue, rescued earlier this week and now under the care of the charity, was found by an ODAAT supporter last week. Severely […]

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Father and son deny animal cruelty charges

Father and son deny animal cruelty charges

| 17/10/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Andrei James Challenger (18) and his father James Rolin Challenger (63) both denied a list of animal cruelty charges Tuesday. When the father and son appeared in Summary Court, they both pleaded not guilty to causing unnecessary suffering, failing to exercise proper care and supervision of an animal, while Andrei Challanger also pleaded not guilty […]

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Teen and older man charged over burned dog

Teen and older man charged over burned dog

| 27/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A North Side teenager who was arrested in a case relating to a burned dog has now been charged with cruelty to animals. In addition, he and a 63-year-old man, also from North Side, were charged with causing unnecessary suffering and failing to exercise proper care and supervision. They have both been bailed and […]

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68 dangerous dog reports in first half of year

68 dangerous dog reports in first half of year

| 23/06/2017 | 36 Comments

(CNS): As well as a worrying amount of animal abuse being reported to the authorities, the police said they are also dealing with a spike in reports of people being attacked and bitten by ferocious or dangerously out of control dogs. So far this year, the RCIPS has dealt with 68 reports of attacks, and […]

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Teenager arrested on animal cruelty allegations

Teenager arrested on animal cruelty allegations

| 22/05/2017 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Police arrested an 18-year-old boy from North Side Sunday on suspicion of animal cruelty in connection with an incident where a dog was set on fire at a property in the district. The RCIPS investigation began on 13 May after a pit bull cross-breed named Dora, who was pregnant, was burned on her abdomen. Dora survived, […]

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Dog survives after being set on fire

Dog survives after being set on fire

| 16/05/2017 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The police are investigating an incident of animal cruelty in North Side on Saturday that may have been committed by a child. A report was made to the RCIPS on the afternoon of 13 May that a dog had been set on fire at a house in Old Man Bay. Officers responded to the location and […]

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Lawyers donate $8,000 for animal care education

Lawyers donate $8,000 for animal care education

| 27/03/2017 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Following what may have been one of the first ever successful prosecutions of someone charged with animal abuse in Cayman, local law firm Ogier has donated US$8,000 to help produce PetZone magazine, which teaches Cayman children about the care of and compassion for pets. The kidsCARE Education Programme is a 100% volunteer-run initiative under the umbrella […]

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Animal cruelty issues mounting

Animal cruelty issues mounting

| 12/12/2016 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Concerns are mounting that animal cruelty in Cayman is increasing but the authorities are turning a blind eye. Over the last few weeks the Humane Society, Paws and concerned members of the public have found and reported several worrying cases to the police and the Department of Agriculture but very little is being done […]

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$15K reward offered to find pony sex-abusers

$15K reward offered to find pony sex-abusers

| 05/11/2016 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has opened yet another investigation into an incident of animal cruelty at The Equestrian Center following a report of a pony being sexually abused. Owners of the stables have also posted a $15,000 reward for information about the third horse to be assaulted at the centre. A vet from the Department of Agriculture […]

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