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Government has allocated $3 million dollars in relief support for commercial farmers impacted by the recent passage of Tropical Storm Grace.
After the passing of Tropical Storm Grace, my farm crops and trees were devastated to the point that I was ready to throw the...
The ombudsman has issued an enforcement order to the Department of Agriculture to stop collecting personal data from customers purchasing its retail items, after it failed to comply with an earlier recommendation to cease gathering the information.
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 Department of Agriculture dealt with 69 reports of animal cruelty or neglect in 2018 and recommended five of those cases to be put forward for prosecution.
Last week, the West Bay community police officers carried out community clinics in different locations, with several more anticipated throughout the summer.
Three of the 53 dogs taken by police in the islands’ largest-ever seizure of mistreated canines earlier this month have succumbed to Parvovirus infection, but authorities say “significant improvement” has been observed in the overall health and condition of other dogs since arriving at the shelter.
Police made their largest ever seizure of mistreated dogs on May 6 at a Prospect area residence, confiscating 53 animals, many of which were in poor health. They reported the incident late Friday.
Last year, DoA impounded 388 dogs, according to records reviewed by the Compass. That is more than a dog per day – far too many for our little island.
Euthanasia of dogs and cats in Grand Cayman has been reduced by 75% over the last four years according to figures analysed by the Cayman Compass as part of an open records request.
A poorly judged Facebook comment landed a woman in court Thursday.
A local pet owner is disputing the account of the Department of Agriculture regarding an incident this week in which three dogs were seized and ultimately euthanized.
But it is undeniable that dog owners have a legal and societal responsibility to look after their pets, and to make sure they are not a public nuisance or potential threat.
Police said they responded to several “ferocious dog” reports over the weekend around Cayman.
A joint operation by police and Department of Agriculture officers has led to the arrest of a Bodden Town resident on suspicion of animal cruelty.
Four dogs were seized from their owners last week after police officers and Department of Agriculture staff visited local neighborhoods to spread advice about responsible dog ownership.
The Protection of Animal Welfare Society, known as PAWS, held a free community dog wash in East End over the Heroes Day weekend. Susanna Gatta, one of the organization’s co-founders, said that more than 25 dogs were washed and registered with PAWS over the course of the event.
How many people will have to be attacked before the dogs are taken care of properly?
Animal control officers are trying to trap a pack of stray dogs that has been terrorizing a Grand Cayman neighborhood.
The Department of Agriculture removed 16 shih tzu dogs, aged between one and three years old, from a home in George Town.
This year, only 1,500 Christmas trees will be available for sale in Cayman, half the number of the previous year. Something is clearly wrong here.
Hurley’s market will be bathed in the scent of pine as Christmas trees arrive at the store this weekend, after the trees are inspected for bugs and cleared.
The potential economic and environmental impacts of invasive pests are real and serious.
Today's editorial cartoon.
Christmas trees are supposed to be wrapped in colorful lights and garlands – not bureaucratic red tape.
Citing difficulties in dealing with regulatory requirements, most of the vendors that usually provide Christmas trees have said they will not be doing so this year.
Animal lovers stepped up over the past few days to offer foster homes to the majority of 32 dogs that were surrendered to the Department of Agriculture last week.
The Department of Agriculture removed 32 dogs from a single home in Cayman on Wednesday and issued an appeal to local animal welfare societies to try to find homes for them.
Police and Department of Agriculture officers last week removed six pitbull mix dogs from their owner in West Bay following complaints about “ferocious dogs” attacking people and other dogs in the neighborhood.
The Department of Agriculture and Royal Cayman Islands Police Service issued an advisory Friday urging Cayman residents to report information it may have about cockfighting.
A 26-year-old George Town man has been charged with one count of animal cruelty following a Department of Agriculture investigation into an incident from December of last year.
Police recovered 40 roosters at a North Sound Road address and arrested a 32-year-old George Town man on suspicion of crimes related to cockfighting on Wednesday, June 6.
There is currently no licensing regime for dog breeders in the Cayman Islands, despite the provision being part of the Animals Law for more than 15 years.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service announced on Thursday that officers arrested a man on March 21 in connection with an illegal cockfighting ring.
The Compass editorial “Catfight on the sister Islands” had readers talking this week, as animal advocates took to the courts to halt government’s plan to cull booming feral cat populations.
Today's editorial cartoon
Today's editorial cartoon
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.
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.
Exhibitors are lining up, farmers are grooming prize bulls, and the Department of Agriculture is getting its plants and trees ready for the 2018 Agriculture Show, which gets under way on Ash Wednesday.
Police and Department of Agriculture officers rounded up three stray dogs after a cyclist in West Bay reported being bitten and chased by the dogs.
A young girl was seriously injured in an attack by a dog on Birch Avenue in Prospect Wednesday evening. Police said the unnamed 8-year-old child had “a very serious bite to her ear,” as well as several other bites from the “ferocious dog.”
Out of more than 100 Department of Agriculture reports of animal cruelty and neglect cases in the past two years, one case has resulted in charges being filed in Summary Court.
Cayman families hoping to unwrap their presents under a real Christmas tree this year could be out of luck.
The Department of Agriculture has established a temporary quarantine facility for pets from hurricane disaster areas that do not meet existing import conditions.
A charter plane filled with displaced people, and some four legged refugees, from hurricane-hit British Virgin Islands touched down in the Cayman Islands Wednesday night.
Police have extended bail for the fourth time for the suspects involved in the alleged smuggling of an exotic pet known as a “sugar glider” into Cayman. “The suspects’ bail has been extended until Oct. 4 and no charges have been filed as yet."
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.
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.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service and Department of Agriculture released a statement Friday reminding pet owners of their obligations after a spate of pet attacks in Cayman this year.
A community activist is seeking to transform plywood election campaign banners into chicken coops as part of a planned project to domesticate feral chickens in George Town.
An 18-year-old North Side resident has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty in connection with the case surrounding a dog that was burned earlier this month, police reported on Monday.
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.
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.
The Department of Agriculture is offering a limited stock of free cabbage, cucumber, bok choy (Chinese cabbage), cauliflower, broccoli and other seedlings to the public.
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.
Future applications to bring alien species, including genetically modified organisms, into the Cayman Islands could face environmental impact assessments, similar to that required for major developments, under a new policy being devised by the National Conservation Council.
A land-clearing bulldozer service offered by the Department of Agriculture that was suspended last year when the bulldozer operator retired is now running again. The service, which had been offered by government for more than 20 years, is again under way after a new operator was hired, the department said in a press release this week.
The Cayman Islands government has implemented just 22 percent of the recommendations made by its auditors for improving financial reporting and management processes in various public sector entities over the past five years.
When are the agriculture department, the police and the prosecutors going to start to enforce the law? Unfortunately, I expect, never.
Grand Cayman’s most obnoxious problems — our out-of-control garbage situation and runaway feral dog population — may actually be one and the same.
A woman was ordered to pay $350 compensation for medical bills and lost earnings after her dog got loose and bit a child.