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Woman headed to court on animal cruelty charges

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.

Homes sought for 32 dogs surrendered to Department of Agriculture

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.

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.

Park transformed into clinic for pets

Vets and charity workers were out in Windsor Park, Saturday, giving free vaccinations, patching up the odd bite wound and signing people up to spay or neuter their pets.

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.”

Spa day for Bodden Town pups

Suds and hugs had tails wagging at a recent dog wash held at the Turtle Nest Inn in Bodden Town.

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.

Dog food maker issues recall

Pet food manufacturer Purina has issued a recall for a number of tubs of dog food, because the product does not meet quality standards.

Kids CARE at George Town Primary

Students at George Town Primary School are participating in a new program this month aimed at building their knowledge of proper animal care.

Humane Society friends get moving for a good cause

Lots of tails were wagging in excitement as the Cayman Islands Humane Society's annual Walk and Wag 5K walk/run at Camana Bay on Sunday,

Cayman's top sporting events draw enthusiastic crowds

A look at some of Cayman's most popular sporting events of 2015.

Workin' around the Christmas tree: For many, Christmas is just another day at work

Not everyone in the Cayman Islands gets the day off to enjoy the festivities on Christmas; many will be working.

Shelter cautions over Christmas pet adoptions

Those who think a puppy or kitten might make the perfect Christmas present for their animal-loving family member or friend might want to pause to consider the idea.

New warning over paraquat threat

The deadly weed killer paraquat remains a potential threat to pets over the festive season, despite a government ban on imports.

The Council: Conservation consternation

It's difficult (but not impossible) to give the protection of the environment a bad name, but the National Conservation Council is making some headway.

Dog lovers get photos with Santa

Pet lovers and their furry, four-legged friends got their photographs taken with jolly old St. Nicholas at Gardenia Court in Camana Bay on Saturday morning at the second annual Santa Paws event.

VIVO offers flavor-packed food filled with goodness

Delicious, good-for-you fare is on the table at newly opened VIVO Cafe

Christmas without the cooking

Overview of Christmas brunch and dinner options.

Intriguing stories continue to run

The biggest local sporting event – the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon – is staged on Sunday and, as always, there are plenty of intriguing athletes’ stories.

Mastic Trail ideal place to spot seasonal winged visitors

As the winter season approaches, the Cayman Islands welcome many northern visitors seeking warmer climes – including many types of birds.

Christmas charity calendars and cards

One of the ways you can support a local charity this season is to buy specially created calendars, cards or tree ornaments that donate funds directly to specific organizations.

Christmas schedule: merry seasonal events

The schedule of festive events is packed and varied, with something for everyone.

Marathon organizers appeal to drivers to respect runners

When the Cayman marathon is staged next week, the danger to entrants from motorists is a real one, so the organizers are appealing for extra diligence from drivers.

Airport critters a constant battle

Airport staff chase birds, iguanas and other wildlife from the runway daily. A new study will look at ways to improve animal control.

'Shampooch' a neighborhood affair

Volunteers of all ages came out to support the Cayman Animal Rescue Enthusiasts “Shampooch” community dog wash hosted by George Town Primary on Sunday, Oct. 25.

To kill a green iguana

Human beings are notorious for — and notoriously bad at — manipulating Nature to suit their temporal whims. In other words, playing God. Hubris has brought down greater and wiser men than we ...

Doggy Beach Day promises to be a romp

Celebrate World Animal Day 2015 in style with the Cayman Islands Humane Society.

$200K project planned to control iguana pest

Sniffer dogs and marksmen could be used in separate initiatives to fight a growing problem with green iguanas in Grand Cayman and on the Sister Islands.

'Reflections' on the cost of crime in Cayman

Limited operating hours. Magnetically sealed doors. Security officers. Guard dogs. Closed-circuit television cameras ...

Store manager suspects teens in overnight heist

Boys perhaps as young as 13 or 14 were likely responsible for an overnight armed robbery Friday at a central George Town business, the store’s manager said following a review of closed circuit television footage.

Quiz master Ghezzi: In a league of her own

Popular quizmaster Ann Ghezzi will host her last regular pub quiz for the Cayman Islands Humane Society, this Thursday, Sept. 17.

Dyer strolls first Fidelity Fun Run

The Fidelity Fun Run Series always signals the resumption of the sports season after the summer lull and Saturday’s run went smoothly with its usual massive turn out.

Valuable painting donated to Humane Society

An anonymous donor has handed over a painting estimated to be worth $2,000 to the Cayman Islands Humane Society. 

The painting by artist Chris Mann is set to be sold at a silent auction, with bidding opening on Tuesday.

Goodbye summer, hello school

Dozens of North Side students, parents and siblings enjoyed a final summer fling on Saturday when the Pirates Week Committee hosted the Back to School Community Fun Day at Kaibo Public Beach.

Weekend warriors bounce back

The summer break is over for Cayman athletes as vacations come to an end and schools reopen. The weekend warriors are primed for another epic series of races up to December.

Bonza National Geographic app offers bonanza of puzzles

Fans of puzzles will really get into the Bonza National Geographic app, which tests their knowledge and observational skills.

Fidelity Fun Runs attract all

The Fidelity Fun Run Series returns next month and as always, it will attract runners of all ages and abilities – as well as plenty of four-legged friends.

Keep dogs on a leash

Writer urges dog owners to keep their pets on a leash or in an enclosed yard.

The Turtle Farm: A $30,000-a-day national meal

The Cayman Turtle Farm’s annual report has arrived. It contains bad news, and good news … sort of.

Writer: Improve SMB by removing jet skis and dogs, adding police

Frequent visitor suggests how to make Seven Mile Beach even better.

Stray dogs targeted after attack on governor Kilpatrick

Out-of-control dogs are being targeted following an attack on Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick and continued attacks on endangered blue iguanas at the Botanic Park.

Animals get support from cyclists

Almost 70 cyclists of all ages and ability rode around East End in an effort to raise money for the first annual PAWS on Wheels fundraiser.

Motorcyclists ride to benefit rescue dogs

Motorcyclists were out in force at the weekend for a cross-island ride to help raise funds for animal rescue group Canine Friends.

Pines residents get therapeutic paws

Residents of the Pines Retirement Home had an unusual visitor this week when Chase, a 5-year-old Doberman Pinscher, dropped by.

Blue iguana killed in dog attack

A blue iguana popular with tourists at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park was killed in a dog attack on Sunday.

Cleanup begins after heavy rains

Residents on Thursday were dealing with the aftermath of heavy rains that caused flooding in many Cayman neighborhoods over a three-day span.

Heavy rains pound Cayman

Heavy rains soaked Cayman for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, driving some residents out of their homes, forcing motorists to take alternate routes and prompting some schools to close.

Charities Bill back for third time

Cayman tries once again to regulate local non-profits with an eye toward cracking down on money laundering.

Music goes to the dogs

Music festival Petapalooza returns, offering a day of music and fun with proceeds going to the Humane Society.

Customs order bans paraquat importation

The Cayman Islands has ordered a ban on the importation of the chemical herbicide paraquat, which has been used on island to poison dogs.

Delightful Dory

Dory is just waiting to melt your heart and become a central part of your family.

Burglary in tourist area nets 40 months

A burglary at a condo along Seven Mile Beach has the potential to damage the island’s reputation as a safe tourist destination, a magistrate pointed out as he handed down a sentence of 40 months for the offense.

Outbreak of deadly virus among dogs

An outbreak of the deadly Parvo virus has killed an estimated seven dogs over the past month and is putting renewed strain on the cash-strapped Humane Society.

Overall crime down, speeding tickets up

Overall crime in the Cayman Islands is headed down so far this year, but traffic offenses are on the rise.

Pet portraits to help Humane Society

A new fundraising effort on behalf of the Cayman Islands Humane Society offers something special; pet portraits by internationally known artists Robert Clarke.

Neglected dogs provide therapy for Cayman's youth

A pilot program to teach youngsters life skills through dog training is under way in Cayman’s schools.

Gordon Solomon's works featured at Pure Art

Art store Pure Art has once again started up its artist of the month exhibitions. Gordon Solomon is the first featured artist.

Little Cayman auction to be held this weekend

The Little Cayman branch of the National Trust of the Cayman Islands will hold its annual Easter auction on Saturday.

Hopestock, the 'Great Big Gig'

The second annual "Hopestock" festival aims to raise money to help build Cayman's first ever LEED certified school.

Banning paraquat: A humane act for our animals

Banning paraquat is a good first step to end malicious poisonings of dogs, but the government still needs to address Cayman's stray dog problem.

Government backs paraquat ban

Cayman's government looks set to ban a dangerous herbicide from the islands.

Dog jog raises money for rescue group

More than 100 runners and their dogs showed up for the 6th annual K9 5K Sunday morning.

PAWS for a cause

Event raises funds for PAWS.

Under and over all in one

Deep Blue Images offers photography with a twist.

Cayman rescue stars on'Puppy Bowl'

Cayman rescue dog Bailey has found stardom on the TV show Puppy Bowl.

Finally, fishing for cats

The Purina Friskies Cat Fishing 2.1 is a fun app to entertain your cats with, although not all cats seem to agree.

Gymnasts shine in Atlanta

Cayman gymnasts representing Motions Unlimited continued their competitive season in Georgia.

‘Fashion for the Animals’ benefits furry friends

A sold-out audience of 500 enjoyed the Fashion for the Animals fundraiser for various charities on island that rescue and care for animals.

Stride gave chance for super-fit to stretch out too

Serious athletes seized the opportunity at the Stride Against Cancer event at Public Beach to get in a decent work by completing a 13.1 mile half marathon.

Stride record reaches 1,900

The Cayman Islands Cancer Society's Stride Against Cancer, on Sunday had its biggest turnout yet, more than 1,900 in four locations.

Golf run hailed for success

Grand Cayman is so flat that when runners negotiated the undulating layout of the North South Golf Course on Saturday. in the island's first cross country race, their legs were screaming for mercy at the end.

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