The RCIPS and the Department of Agriculture Animal Control & Welfare Unit continue to promote responsible dog ownership initiatives in an effort to reduce the number of reports received. This continued collaborative effort includes initiatives to remove stray or roaming dogs from the public, to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and children at play in their neighbourhoods.
As part of these initiatives, the Animal Control and Welfare Unit has implemented authorised humane animal trapping equipment for stray and roaming dogs. We would like to remind the public that a person who damages government property, whether maliciously or recklessly, commits an offense and is liable on conviction, to a fine of $5000 and imprisonment for 5 years.
We are asking the public to assist us as we work towards making the various communities across the Cayman Islands safer for everyone, by not interfering with any animal trapping equipment. Trapped animals may become hostile and cause serious injury to persons who approach them, even their owners, if such persons are not trained to handle the animals in that state. Traps that have been placed are checked daily by the Animal Control and Welfare Unit.
For information on the whereabouts of stray and roaming dogs, please contact the Department of Agriculture at 947-3090, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally you may visit the DOA’s website at www.doa.gov.ky for more information on responsible dog ownership or to report strays, animal cruelty and any other animal related concerns you may have.
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