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The Department of Agriculture is investigating at least one report of animal abuse over the weekend, stemming from a photo shared on social media appearing to show a dog chained up in standing flood water.
A Bodden Town businessman who caused a dog to lose an eye after denying it adequate veterinary care, has been convicted of one count of animal cruelty after a two-day trial in Summary Court.
Mango growers and Department of Agriculture staff are expecting a bumper crop of the fruit this year as trees are in full bloom throughout all three Cayman Islands.
A Prospect man admitted tampering with a Department of Agriculture animal trap in which his dog became ensnared while in his neighbour’s yard. Appearing before the Summary Court Tuesday, Kenrick Baron Solomon, 39, pleaded guilty with an explanation to a single count of rescuing an impounded animal.
Sylvia Felicity Lewis, 55, has been charged with five counts of animal cruelty in what is believed to be Cayman’s largest-ever seizure of abused dogs.
In May, the Department of Agriculture confiscated 53 dogs from a Prospect home. Shortly after the seizure, an outbreak of the parvo virus – a deadly, incurable and highly contagious canine disease –forced the DoA to quarantine their kennels.
The Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture is offering a six-day training course on the safe use and handling of pesticide products.