October 21, 2017

NWDA and Cayman Islands DoA partner to offer internship supporting hurricane evacuees

Due to the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria throughout the British Overseas Territories (BOTs), namely the British Virgin Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands and Anguilla, and in order to accommodate persons relocating to the Cayman Islands, the Department of Agriculture (DoA) established a temporary quarantine facility for their pets that did not […]

Rescued baby tiger is the cuteness the internet needs right now

BY BRIAN KOERBER From Mashable A baby tiger that was smuggled into the United States from Mexico by a teenager is now safe and doing well at the San Diego Zoo. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a small male Bengal tiger cub early Wednesday morning when 18-year-old Luis Eudoro Valencia attempted to smuggle […]

Forget spouses or children — many millennials are buying homes for their dogs

By Jennifer Liu, LearnVest From Business Insider I have a few specific occasions earmarked in my savings account: moving in with my boyfriend, a round-trip plane ticket to send my mom to Hong Kong, a wedding and/or a house maybe, and — my personal favorite — a puppy fund. In my mind, I’ve got my mid-20-something savings […]

Dogs attack armed Cayman Islands Police Officer during Warrant Operation on 29 July; Dog Wounded in Leg

From RCIPS Around 5PM on Saturday, 29 July, armed officers were in the Boatswain Bay area of West Bay making checks to locate a man wanted on a court-issued warrant. While one of the officers was leaving the man’s residence, three unleashed dogs, all pit bulls, ran aggressively toward him.  The officer called to a […]

Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island’s only zoo

By Danica Coto The Associated Press From Caribbean Business Puerto Rico economic crisis hits island’s only zoo MAYAGÜEZ — The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island’s only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling to care for its animals on a […]

Several dog attacks this year prompt RCIPS and DOA to remind Cayman Islands’ dog owners of their obligations

From RCIPS So far this year police have receive a total of 68 reports of ferocious dogs or dogs dangerously out of control.  In seven of these incidents people have been bitten and required medical treatment; just last weekend, 17-20 June, police responded to two reports, one in Bodden Town and another in the Rock […]

Cayman Islands 1st Annual Mutt Strut

The 1st Annual Mutt Strut will be held on June 25th 2017, starting at 07:00am. Designed to raise much needed funds for rescue group, One Dog At A Time, why not join in the fun with your dog, or borrow one from the Humane society for a few hours? One Dog At A Time, a […]

Sugar Glider on Cayman Airways plane – 2 arrests

From Cayman Islands Collector of Customs Statement from Customs Collector on Animal incident on Board Incoming Flight “The public will be aware that an unsecured animal created a scare on board Cayman Airways flight 107 from Miami to Grand Cayman on Wednesday night, 7th June 2017. The animal has been identified as a “Petaurus Breviceps” […]

Humans are ruining one of the best things about dogs

By Ian Johnston, The Independent From Business Insider Dogs have their own innate sense of fairness and did not learn this from humans as previously believed, a new study has concluded. In fact the research suggested the opposite may be true — that dogs have learned greater acceptance of inequitable treatment as a result of […]

Hundreds of mice discovered in an apartment, after neighbours complained of the smell

BY YI SHU NG From Mashable They might be cute little critters, but they sure breed fast. Hundreds of pet mice were found in an apartment in Singapore, owned by an unnamed man and his elderly mother. On Friday [April 24], animal welfare volunteers went into the flat, where the mice were found roaming all […]