Pooches get pampered

The fur was flying last Sunday as the Cayman Islands Humane Society held a community dog wash.

The venue was generously provided by Marleine and Alain, proprietors of the Turtle Nest Inn in Bodden Town. The parking lot was brim full of dogs and puppies receiving the full ‘spa’ treatment from Humane Society and Island Veterinary Services volunteers – starting with a groom and brush followed by a full wash and rinse, moving on to nail clipping and finally a dewormer and plenty of treats.

Maggie Baldino, Animal Welfare Officer, was on hand to give out free Department of Agriculture dog license tags to those who needed them, and many dogs went away proudly sporting brand new collars.

A total of 28 dogs were bathed. Many owners also took advantage of a free spay or neuter for their pets to make them healthier and help reduce the serious problem of pet overpopulation.

Those who would like financial assistance to spay or neuter their pets can contact the Cayman Islands Humane Society on 949-1461.