50 years ago: Aggressive dogs cause for concern

In the Feb. 2, 1966 edition of the Caymanian weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“I witnessed an accident on Fri. of last week which could have been a fatal one. Mrs. Yvonne Ebanks, walking along the road, was knocked down by a frightened horse and was thrown over a barbed wire fence. She received some minor injuries and was kindly cared for by a friend who lived nearby.

“The horse had been frightened by two dogs one of them owned by the horse-rider. The other dog is always roaming the streets, despite the fact that its owner has up a notice which reads, ‘Beware of Bad Dogs,’ and has been known to attack others on the street on previous occasions.

“This matter of dangerous dogs roaming the streets should receive official attention, especially now that tags are available and owners are required to keep proper control of their dogs.

“Mrs. Norman Ebanks (Marjorie) and baby left on the 24th for their home in Jacksonville after spending a very enjoyable visit in her hometown.

“Mr. and Mrs. Ebanks would like to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers of West Bay who have helped their three older children with their education.

“They all live in the U.S. and are citizens, but they have never forgotten their school days with Miss Beulah Smith, Miss Isabel Powery and Miss Genevieve Bodden and sisters.”