Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Pit bull mix dogs removed from West Bay residence by authorities

Several dogs were taken from a home in West Bay on Thursday by police officers accompanied by Department of Agriculture (DOA) officials. 

The police and DOA authorities noted that the removal of the animals came as they had received a number of complaints from persons in the surrounding communities who had been attacked by ferocious dogs.

Officers from the Animal Welfare & Control Unit of the DOA attended the residence of the offending dog owner and inspected the dogs.

On inspection it was discovered that the dogs were of Pitbull mix, a breed which is prohibited under the Animals Law of the Cayman Islands.

The owner, after being informed of the complaints of the community, and understanding the repercussions of having ferocious dogs at large and owning prohibited dogs, relinquished his ownership of six dogs and signed them over to the custody of the DOA to be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Animals Law (2015 Revision).

“This is just another example of the close partnership approach that continues to be taken in order to tackle local issues that cause concern to the community,” said Superintendent Robert Graham.

“I would encourage our local communities to continue to report their concerns to their designated community officers so that they can be addressed swiftly and effectively,” added Graham.

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