Tag: Department of Agriculture

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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Six pit bull mix seized from West Bay owner

Six pit bull mix seized from West Bay owner

| 04/09/2018 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Following several complaints from residents in West Bay about being attacked by ferocious dogs on the loose in the district community beat police officers joined forces last week with the Animal Welfare and Control Unit at the Department of Agriculture and paid a visit to the owner of the dogs. The officers inspected the […]

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Cops bust another GT cockfighting operation

Cops bust another GT cockfighting operation

| 20/08/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has seized another 26 birds believed to have been used in cockfighting. Police said that following a complaint from the community, RCIPS community officers and animal welfare officers from the Department of Agriculture executed a search warrant under the Animal Law at an address in Windsor Park. During the […]

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DoA urges reporting of illegal cockfights

DoA urges reporting of illegal cockfights

| 17/08/2018 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Agriculture is urging the community to continue reporting illegal cockfighting as it continues its efforts, in partnership with the police and customs, to investigate complaints about the cruel sport. While legal in some countries, cockfighting is banned here under the Animal Law. DoA officials said they were gravely concerned about the incidences that […]

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