December 13, 2018

The Editor speaks: Police, prosecutors and animals

Here in the Cayman Islands and going back two years ago, a third horse was found sexually assaulted at the Equestrian Centre. One of the previous horses (a pony) had to be euthanized’ Where are the police on finding the perpetrator(s)? I don’t know and my inquiries have produced nothing – or “our enquiries are […]

Left to starve, Great Dane gnaws off his own foot to survive

By Susan Bird From Care2 A South Carolina dog left to starve in his own backyard was in such a desperate state that he gnawed off his own foot. Luke, a 6-year-old Great Dane, apparently once tried to jump his owners’ fence. In response, they tied him in the backyard on a runner, which is […]

Adorable & and donkey best friends find their forever home with a TV actor

By Susan Bird From Care2 When an abandoned donkey and emu fell in love, it took a television bad guy to make sure they’d never have to be apart. Rescue personnel found Jack, the donkey, and Diane, the emu, in a pen together on an abandoned farm in Kershaw, South Carolina. It quickly became clear […]

Sully, George H.W. Bush’s Service Dog, will now help other veterans

By: Laura Goldman From Care2 Mission complete.” Regardless of whether you agreed with President George H.W. Bush’s politics, when you saw that viral photo of his service dog curled up in front of his casket, you probably got a little (or a lot) choked up. The two-year-old yellow Lab, named Sully H.W. Bush after the hero US […]

5 reasons not to buy a puppy for Christmas

By: Joel Boyce from Care2 1. FAMILY MEMBERS SHOULD BE ADOPTED, NOT “BOUGHT” There are enough shelter animals looking for homes that the idea of encouraging the demand for backyard-bred puppies is difficult to justify. In case you need any more convincing, just watch this adorable animal shelter commercial: I’ll also add that some people purchase their animals, especially dogs, because they […]

Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture seeking public assistance in re-homing rescued dogs

The Department of Agriculture (DOA) is expressing its gratitude for the public’s positive response to its appeal for homes for 16 Shih Tzu breed dogs between one and three years old after they were rescued from a home in George Town recently.  The removal of the animals from the home occurred as part of a […]

Scallops can accumulate billions of plastic particles in just hours

By: Alicia Graef From Care2 As more plastic continues to make its way into marine ecosystems, more questions are being raised about how it’s impacting wildlife, and in turn, us as it makes its way through the food chain. Scientists have already seen how microplastics and nanoparticles are consumed by marine species, but as Discover […]

Lily, Oregon Zoo’s youngest elephant, dies suddenly from a virus

By: Laura Goldman From Care2 The day before her sixth birthday, Lily, the youngest elephant in captivity at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, suddenly became very ill. The morning before that, a blood sample from Lily tested positive for low levels of the endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) virus, a disease that progresses very quickly and can […]

8 unexpected holiday dangers to pets and wildlife

By: Natalia Lima From Care2 Once Thanksgiving is crossed off the calendar, it is time to deck the halls in anticipation of the holidays — but getting in the spirit of the season could unintentionally harm pets. From Christmas trees to guests’ thoughtful gifts, these are some of the hidden dangers to watch out for […]

TCI to tap into multi-million shark and ray tourism

By Olivia Rose THE BAHAMAS National Trust (BNT) is set to assist the Turks and Caicos Islands in boosting its shark and ray diving tourism. This collaboration will also see measures being put in place to further protect sharks and stingrays in the TCI. The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) recently held two […]