Tag: Department of Agriculture

People damaging DoA traps to free dogs

People damaging DoA traps to free dogs

| 05/08/2020 | 19 Comments

(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 […]

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Dog owners must pick up poop in public places

Dog owners must pick up poop in public places

| 22/06/2020 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Following complaints about dogs being walked on beaches and public areas that are not on leashes, the RCIPS and the Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare Unit have issued a reminder to pet owners about keeping dogs under control. They have also said that dog owners who fail to clean up after their pets if […]

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Cops lend hand in protecting turtles

Cops lend hand in protecting turtles

| 16/06/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Unable to call on their usual army of some 70 volunteers because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Environment has enlisted the help of the RCIPS to monitor turtle nesting sites this season, which began at the beginning of last month. Some exemptions were granted for DoE staff to monitor beaches but crews […]

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Seized dogs quarantined after Parvovirus outbreak

Seized dogs quarantined after Parvovirus outbreak

| 17/05/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): An outbreak of a serious virus among some 50 small breed dogs seized by officials last week after a raid in Prospect has led to the animals being placed in quarantine at the Department of Agriculture’s animal shelter. Officials said that a host of private veterinarians and charities have been assisting and offering help […]

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Over 50 dogs found caged in Prospect home

Over 50 dogs found caged in Prospect home

| 10/05/2019 | 72 Comments

(CNS): At least one small dog had to be euthanised and more may follow after the police, the departments of agriculture, environmental health and planning raided a house in Prospect on Monday. The officials found 53 dogs, all of which were small breeds, in crates and cages in a poorly ventilated room and an unsanitary […]

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Marine offences increase over 60%

Marine offences increase over 60%

| 08/05/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands awaits the promised expansion of its marine park laws, the police have revealed that marine offences increased by 62% last year when compared to 2017. Although the police do not routinely record animal-related offences in their annual statistics, because of an increase in public interest surrounding these types of crimes […]

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DoA defends putting down 3 seized dogs

DoA defends putting down 3 seized dogs

| 13/03/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Agriculture has said that it gave the owner of three dogs, which it said were aggressive and out of control, ample warnings about the failure to keep them secure before the animals were put down on Monday. But in a number of social media postings, the owner of the three dogs […]

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BT man arrested over suspected cockfighting ring

BT man arrested over suspected cockfighting ring

| 11/02/2019

(CNS): Police have arrested a 44-year-old-man from Bodden Town on suspicion of animal cruelty. This followed a raid at an address in Brushwood Way on Friday, 8 February, involving the RCIPS and animal welfare officers from the Department of Agriculture in response to community concerns about disturbances and potential illegal activities. During the operation, six roosters […]

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Police and DoA round up stray dogs

Police and DoA round up stray dogs

| 11/02/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Community police and staff from the Department of Agriculture focused on dealing with stray dogs last week in an effort to educate the public about the growing problem in Cayman of dangerous dogs roaming the streets and to round up animals that are posing a threat. RCIPS officers went to West Bay and East […]

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Rescued Shih Tzus won’t be put down, says DoA

Rescued Shih Tzus won’t be put down, says DoA

| 07/12/2018 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Agriculture (DoA) is still looking for homes for some of the 16 Shih Tzu breed dogs that were recently rescued from a home in George Town and has confirmed that none of them will be put down. People have already come forward to adopt most of the young dogs, aged between […]

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DoA moves to block Christmas tree pests

DoA moves to block Christmas tree pests

| 19/11/2018 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Several local merchants have opted not to sell live Christmas trees this year because the Department of Agriculture (DoA) has been clamping down on the importation of trees to keep the local environment free of pests that could pose a threat to Cayman’s indigenous flora. While some retailers have been grumbling about the regulations […]

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