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Cayman Eco clean up at the Cayman Islands Humane Society

Cayman Eco initiated a clean up around the playfield opposite The Cayman Islands Humane Society.

Fundraisers for furry friends

It’s all about the animals this weekend. The Cayman Islands Humane Society and One Dog At A Time are holding events designed to boost their...

Animal shelter full to capacity

The Humane Society's animal shelter is packed full of puppies, kittens, cats and dogs in the run-up to the holidays.

Thieves steal battery from Humane Society van

Thieves have again struck at the Cayman Islands Humane Society, this time making off with the battery of a van used by the shelter to rescue and transport sick animals.

Humane Society issues urgent foster appeal

The Humane Society has issued an appeal for the public's assistance to foster animals under its care as Cayman prepares for the passage of Tropical Depression Eta this weekend.

Noah’s Ark project gets pets to loving families overseas

Few people are more passionate about animals than pet owners, a relationship thrown into stark relief by this year’s coronavirus pandemic. Some workers had to...

Volunteers rally to foster animals ahead of storm

Dozens of volunteers flocked to the Cayman Islands Humane Society on Monday morning to assist with the last-minute fostering of 75 dogs and cats.

No vacancies: Humane Society filled to capacity with animals

The Cayman Islands Humane Society animal shelter is once again facing capacity challenges after people started surrendering and, in some cases, abandoning their pets in the wake of Cayman’s COVID-19 crisis.

Local animal charities worried about spike in abandoned pets

Local animal charities say they are concerned that there could be an increase in pets being abandoned as more work-permit holders depart the Cayman Islands.

Foster a furry friend

Heaven knows, people are quickly realising that being stuck at home all the time isn’t always fun. The same can be said for the gorgeous cats and dogs at the Cayman Islands Humane Society, who are eagerly awaiting their forever families.

Pet of the week

Pablo is a very sweet and calm cat. He is currently in a foster home as he is Feline Aids-positive, a medical condition only...

Pet of the week

This lovely feline is Emmy. She is approximately one year old and was brought into the shelter when she was three months old. She...

Pet of the week

Mary is a young cat who unfortunately was surrendered to the shelter due to her previous owners’ allergies. At the shelter she quickly became...

Pet of the week

Wonderful Unno is looking for his forever home. He is sweet, loving, loyal, house-trained, easy to walk, loves relaxing at home, enjoys trips to...

Volunteer sentenced for Humane Society burglary

A former Cayman Islands Humane Society volunteer was sentenced to 18 months in prison Tuesday for breaking into the animal shelter while serving a suspended sentence for burglarising the premises on two previous occasions.

Humane Society is too full to accept new animals

Every space and every cage is occupied at the Cayman Islands Humane Society.

Shelter dogs prepare for forever homes

The Cayman Islands Humane Society has more well-trained pets up for adoption than ever.

Humane Society to get new home

The flood-prone and often overcrowded Cayman Islands Humane Society will be moving to a new purpose-built shelter in Camana Bay.

Humane Society shelter at full capacity for cats and dogs

A representative for the Cayman Islands Humane Society said Wednesday that the shelter is currently housing 157 animals and that it does not have any more space to accept cats and dogs.

Humane Society, Island Vets team up for vaccinations

The Cayman Islands Humane Society and Island Veterinary Services have come together for a series of free vaccination clinics for puppies and adult dogs that will take place over the next three months.

In Focus: Fashion show for Humane Society

The Pink Ladies teamed up with the Cayman Islands Humane Society to celebrate International Women’s Day by hosting an outdoor fashion show and clothes sale at a home in West Bay, with all the money raised going to charity.

Pink Fashion for International Women’s Day

Ladies are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day in style with fashion from the islands’ closets, viewed on the runway and available for sale. Best of all, the money goes to charity!

Come for a drink, stay for the puppies at Premier

Patrons of the Premier Brew Tap Room in George Town should beware: If they go there on Saturdays, they could end up finding their next furry companion.

Former employee admits to Humane Society burglaries

A former employee at the Cayman Islands Humane Society pleaded guilty in Grand Court on Monday to two counts of burglary at the organization’s compound on North Sound Road.

Estera staff donates to the Humane Society

The team at Estera Cayman has donated US$1,000 to support the Cayman Islands Humane Society animal shelter. The funds were collected from staff members who have committed to a monthly contribution.
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16 shih tzu dogs removed from home

The Department of Agriculture removed 16 shih tzu dogs, aged between one and three years old, from a home in George Town.

Nassau Re donates to Humane Society

Employees of Nassau Re (Cayman) Ltd. volunteered their time Friday to walk dogs and bathe puppies at the Cayman Islands Humane Society. The company also donated US$2,500 to the animal shelter.

Employee charged with four Humane Society burglaries

A former employee of the Cayman Islands Humane Society was brought to Summary Court late Monday charged with four burglaries of the organization’s premises on North Sound Road.

Humane Society to bring Dogs to beach on Saturday

Ramona Bogdan and her rescue dog Keno are celebrating six years together, and hoping to make more matches possible for visitors to the Cayman Islands Humane Society.

West Bay man pleads guilty on third animal charge

A West Bay resident who had previously pleaded guilty Monday to two cases of animal cruelty pleaded guilty to failing to keep his dog under control. Desland St. Aubyn Bailey will next appear in Summary Court on July 23 for sentencing on all three matters.
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EDITORIAL – ‘Catfight’ on the Sister Islands

The claws came out last week in discussions about how best to control the Sister Islands’ booming feral cat populations when animal advocates turned to the courts to stop the Department of Agriculture and Department of Environment from culling the strays.

Feral cat challenge questions legality of cull

A legal challenge to the culling of feral cats on the Sister Islands has raised questions about the legality of such animal control methods under Cayman Islands law.

Court halts planned feral cat cull

Two animal welfare groups have obtained an injunction from the Grand Court to halt a planned cull of feral cats believed to pose a threat to native wildlife on the Sister Islands.

Man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

A West Bay resident pleaded guilty to a second charge of animal cruelty Tuesday in the case of a dog that was chemically burned last August.

‘Santa Paws’ raises $4,000 for Humane Society shelter

Pet-lovers raised $4,000 for the Cayman Islands Humane Society with a Christmas photo shoot at Camana Bay on Saturday.

Is your pooch naughty or nice? Doggies tell Santa what they want for Christmas

Our precious animals cannot be left out of the Christmas festivities, and Camana Bay and the Cayman Islands Humane Society cater for all fur baby mamas and papas with their fourth annual Santa Paws photoshoot event.

Arrest made in burned dog case

An individual has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty in relation to the dog that was brought to the Cayman Islands Humane Society in August with burns from his head to the middle of his back.

Dog-burning case turned over to prosecutors

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is now considering the cases of two dogs injured in separate burning incidents. The Department of Agriculture recently wrapped up its investigation into the injured animal Rufus, a dog brought to the Cayman Islands Humane Society on Aug. 8. No arrests were made as a result of the investigation.

Burned dog may have been victim of animal neglect

Rufus, the dog brought to Island Veterinary Services with extensive burn wounds last week, may have been suffering longer than initially reported. Dr. Ioanna Popescu, who treated Rufus, said Tuesday that she believes the animal’s owner waited at least a week before bringing him in for care.

Another dog brought to Humane Society with extensive 2nd-degree burns

Another dog – the second in three months – has been brought to the Cayman Islands Humane Society with an extensive burn injury. The most recently injured dog, Rufus, was brought in last Tuesday and immediately sent to Island Veterinary Services for treatment.

Humane Society follows grand tradition of pub quizzes

The Cayman Islands Humane Society will once again be holding its monthly pub quiz at Fidel Murphy’s on Aug. 17. This very popular evening brings out well-established teams and new eager beavers to participate in a battle of the brains, rather than brawn.

Dog burned in cruelty case up for adoption

Dora, the dog badly burned in an alleged animal cruelty incident in May, has made a nearly full recovery and is available for adoption from the Cayman Islands Humane Society. Dora is living with a foster family that has administered the care needed to recover from her burns.

Cheers! Tequila bottle purchase lands $1,000 for rescue dogs

An impulse buy of a ceramic tequila bottle at a Mexican restaurant had a surprise payoff for the Cayman Islands Humane Society.

Parvovirus warning issued following deaths of four dogs

An outbreak of the parvovirus has killed four dogs and caused the temporary closure of the Humane Society in the past month. One dog from Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts (CARE) died last week, two puppies were reported dead to the Humane Society, and five more recovered after being taken to the shelter.
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Investigation pending in dog burning case

The wheels of justice are turning for Dora, the dog burned in last week’s animal cruelty case. Representatives of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and the Department of Agriculture have contacted the Cayman Islands Humane Society in the interest of furthering their investigation.

Business in brief: Appleby’s hosts charity day

Several local charities are able to offer continued services in animal care, child and family welfare and education in the Cayman community as a result of Appleby’s Cayman charity day event.

Friends mourn loss of Lisa Turner

Friends of Lisa Turner have paid tribute to a “bright and vibrant” woman who they said made a lasting impression on everyone she met. Ms. Turner died Tuesday morning after a brief illness following surgery last week.

Better ‘bone up’ on your general knowledge

The Cayman Islands Humane Society is holding its first pub quiz of the year this Thursday at Fidel Murphy’s Public House. It’s time to shake off those holiday cobwebs and prepare to kick the grey matter into high gear!

2016’s social whirlwind

For such a small island, Cayman has an action-packed annual community social calendar. This year was a busy one. From fun runs to music events to glitzy galas, there was something for everyone in 2016. Here’s a roundup of some of the year’s notable events.

Dress down day raises money for Humane Society

Office workers in Camana Bay donned Christmas sweaters and other holiday wear as part of a festive dress down day on Dec. 9 to raise money for the Humane Society.

Animal cruelty cases: Charges laid in one of 225 reports

Out of 225 cases investigated by animal control and welfare officers at the Department of Agriculture this year, one is moving forward with criminal charges.

More paraquat dog poisonings reported

A ban on importing deadly weed-killer paraquat does not appear to have prevented a spate of dog poisonings in the run-up to Christmas.

Business in brief: Mourant Ozannes sponsors anti-drink driving campaign

Law firm, Mourant Ozannes, the National Drug Council, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, ecaytrade.com and Radio Cayman have helped launch an anti-drink driving campaign this holiday season with the message “Don’t Drink and Drive – designate a driver.”

Mourant Ozannes swaps desks for community work

Mourant Ozannes staff helped the Cayman Islands Humane Society, the Francis Bodden Children’s Home, the YMCA After-school Care Program at Sir John A. Cumber School and the Lighthouse School during the law firm’s annual Away Day.

The only calendar you’ll need this Christmas

There are already Christmas items in the shops and festive ads on the television, now that the holiday season is near. The local calendar is filling up with events guaranteed to get people in the holiday spirit, beginning with the Christmas tree lighting at Camana Bay on Saturday.

‘Not enough is being done’: Burned dog prompts call for action

The charred carcass of a dog found dumped on a construction site in Prospect has prompted new concern about the level of animal abuse in the Cayman Islands and calls for the Department of Agriculture to do more to enforce the law on animal cruelty.

The only calendar you’ll need this Christmas

There are already Christmas items in the shops and festive ads on the television, now that the holiday season is near. The local calendar is filling up with events guaranteed to get people in the holiday spirit, beginning with the Christmas tree lighting at Camana Bay on Saturday.

For 10 years, beach training goes to the dogs

Dogs got to romp on the beach and in the surf on Sunday, and Kenneth Morgan of Cayman Canine Training Services was honored with a champagne toast and gifts of a photo collage of 10 years of beach training, as well as a video.

Pirate pooches on parade

The Pirates Week Festival is looking for pirates of the four-legged variety to take part in this year’s Pirate Pooch Parade. The parade, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, is part of the Pirates Week festivities and will see costumed dogs, pups and their owners march down Harbour Drive.

Beach training for dogs marks 10th anniversary

For a decade, volunteers have been matched with dogs to spend about an hour teaching their canine partners to sit, heel, walk on a leash and other skills. In between the short training sessions, volunteers take the dogs for a swim or a walk on the beach.

Puppy rescued from ocean

A tiny 8-week-old puppy reportedly discovered clinging to a piece of board in George Town harbor was rescued by a fisherman and handed over to the Humane Society this week.

Pubs and quizzes go together like fish and chips

You can’t have an island with a pub and no quiz being held there. Pub quizzes are a staple of British life, where teams get together to face off over a variety of trivia questions, sometimes with audio and visual accompaniment.

Gather ye novels while ye may at book sale

Thomas Aquinas once said, “Beware of the person of one book.” If that is the case, then heading to A. L. Thompson’s on Saturday to augment your home collection of novels and non-fiction would be an excellent idea.

Hope students show their giving spirit

In the spirit of helping those in need, Hope Academy students recently raised funds and collected books and clothing donations destined to benefit Cayman HospiceCare, the Cayman Islands Humane Society, and the Red Cross.

Cayman’s pet problem

The culture of the islands must change, and enshrine spaying and neutering as something much more than “the other guy’s business.”

Dog walkers needed for beach day

Dogs at the Humane Society will be treated to a beach walk day on Saturday.

EDITORIAL – Keeping quiet on animal cruelty and crime

The case of “Lennie” (the puppy who lived) and his unnamed companion (who did not) illustrates three important points about the broader nature of crime in the Cayman Islands.

‘The worst case of abuse I have ever seen’

The pile of skin and bones was just visible in the rock and dirt at the foot of the palm tree. Jason Jairam could make out the shape of a small dog, maybe four months old. A chain tied to the tree hung loose around its emaciated neck. It had been dead, he figured, for at least two weeks.

Editorial – On litter, and litters: Our problems with garbage and dogs

Grand Cayman’s most obnoxious problems — our out-of-control garbage situation and runaway feral dog population — may actually be one and the same.

Humane Society Book Loft having bumper book sale

Get into the Book Loft’s good books and grab some interesting page turners at the Cayman Islands Humane Society’s first Bargain Blow Out Book Sale of 2016 this Saturday.

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