Thursday 24 September, 2020

RCIPS warns that damaging DOA animal traps could lead to jail time

The Animal Control and Welfare Unit of the Department of Agriculture has implemented authorised humane animal trapping equipment for stray and roaming dogs for the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and children at play in their neighbourhoods.

Traps that have been placed are checked daily by the Animal Control and Welfare Unit.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is asking the public to support these efforts by not interfering with any animal trapping equipment. The RCIPS says that "Trapped animals may become hostile and cause serious injury to persons who approach them, even their owners, if such persons are not trained to handle the animals in that state."

The RCIPS is reminding the public that a person who damages government property, whether maliciously or recklessly, is committing an offense and is liable on conviction, to a fine of $5000 and imprisonment for 5 years.

For information on the whereabouts of stray and roaming dogs, please contact the Department of Agriculture at 947-3090 or email agriculture@gov.ky  

For more information on responsible dog ownership or to report strays, animal cruelty and any other animal related concerns you may have, visit www.doa.gov.ky.

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