Sunday 20 September, 2020

CAUTION: Animals being poisoned in Cayman

The Humane Society of the Cayman Islands has sent out a warning that there are pets being poisoned in the Cayman Islands.

"We received a call from a concerned pet owner whose cat has been poisoned and also heard of other pets being poisoned," said a spokesperson from the not-for-profit. 

Most of the incidents have occurred around the Harbour in the Marina Drive area of Prospect.

The Humane Society asks that pet owners pay attention while walking dog(s) and refrain from allowing cats to roam outside.

Signs of pet poisoning are coughing, drooling, difficulty breathing or unconsciousness or coma for inhaled poisons and gastrointestinal irritation, vomiting, diarrhoea, restlessness, staggering, disorientation, convulsions, lethargy, loss of appetite, twitching, dilated pupils, ulcers, heart palpitations, and coma for swallowed poisons.

If you see any of these signs or suspect that your pet has been poisoned, get your pet to the vet immediately.

If you suspect someone is deliberately depositing poison, report it immediately to the Department of Agriculture at 947-3090 or the Police at 949-4222. If you wish to remain anonymous, call the Humane Society at 949-1461 who will report it on your behalf. 

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