Bermuda SPCA Please call 236-7333 or if it is an Emergency: 737-1108, 32 Valley Road, Paget PG 05

SPCA News

Capri and Sorrento have been Adopted

We at the SPCA are thrilled to see the husband and wife duo head to their new home today. We wish them well and thank Melanie Robinson for adopting them into her family. 

We are Hiring

The SPCA is seeking applicants for the following posts: Inspector, Animal Welfare Officer, Animal Caretaker (part time)

·         Inspector

·         Animal Welfare Officer

·         Animal Caretaker, part-time

Please submit a covering letter, CV and references with your application.

Closing date for applications is this Friday, February 9th 2018

Please go to our "About Us" Tab above, / Employment Opportunities to see the job descriptions for each of these positions we are looking to fill.

 

Help us care for our Horses

We need more volunteers!

Please click on the link below if you can help us with caring for our horses!

 

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4aa8ad22a3f49-spca1

Congratulations Peter and Liz Counsell

 

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew

Congratulations Peter and Liz Counsell!

 

They have been awarded The Dr. Andrew Madeiros Award in recognition of outstanding volunteerism, going above and beyond for animals and the Bermuda SPCA.

 

Peter has been walking our shelter dogs for 11 years next February, 2018

Liz has been walking our shelter dogs for 8 years since her retirement

Peter & Liz have been dedicated volunteers and arrive to walk wind, blow or shine

They are heroes, are highly valued resources to our society and are making a very real difference to the lives of so many animals

 

Thank you 

Catsnip Financial Assistance

For over 2yrs the SPCA has been providing a low cost spay/neuter program to lessen the amount of unwanted kittens by ensuring that all of Bermuda's owned cats are spayed or neutered and mircochipped. Every cat deserves to be spayed or neutered because they will be better off socially, medically and behaviourally. 

Please note: do not make a spay/neuter appointment with your vet (Bermuda Veterinarian Services, Endsmeet or Ettrick) until you have received an official numbered voucher from the SPCA. Also please do not make a payment until you have been instructed to do so by an SPCA representative.

 

Guidelines & Documents for CatSnip 

The following documents must be read and signed where appropriate and returned to the SPCA before the application can be considered complete. You may return the forms by emailing them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by mail P.O. Box WK 94 Warwick WK BX or by dropping them off in person at the SPCA 32 Valley Road Paget PG 05.

SPCA CatSnip Client Letter.pdf

CatSnip Form 2016.pdf - complete and submit one form per cat

FeLV FIV Document 2016.pdf - complete and submit one form per cat

 

Informational Flyers 

CatSnip 2016.pdf

Importance of Spay Neuter 2016.pdf

 

Happy Ending - SPCA Monthly newsletter

 

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Lots going on at the Bermuda SPCA

 

Animal Hero Kids

Animal Hero Kids ; Fostering empathy and kindness in children and teens by encouraging and recognizing compassionate and courageous acts that help all species of animals; and offering complimentary, interactive, humane education programs highlighting stories of the rescue and aid of animals in need.

 

Thank you Saltus Grammar School -  Saltus students collected $141.78 with their “Line of Coins” as part of Spirit Week before the spring break

 

 

 

Thank you Billie - Rose for helping us to start this fabulous program!! Well done!

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Bermuda SPCA has a very small but dedicated staff.  In order to provide the animals the best possible experience in a shelter enviroment we seek the assistance of loving volunteers!  Opportunities exist to work directly with the animals, to interact with those seeking to adopt as well as office help behind the scenes.

So if you get turned on by thoughts of cuddly cats, nosy rabbits and energetic dogs - click here to see our volunteer opportunities.

Dogs Available For Adoption

Dogs on our Website

We are happy to share with you the dogs currently residing in our kennels - please view their profiles here

 

Canine Adoption Procedure

If you are interested in adopting a dog, please follow our 3 step process:

  1. Come to the shelter Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm to fill out an application form, you will need to provide a Photo ID. If you are renting, please bring in written permission from your landlord.  We can also call them for their approval. Please allow up to 24 hours for an application to be processed.
  2. We then rely on you to monitor our website and call us to let us know which dog(s) you are interested in meeting. Our Staff will set up a meet and greet appointment with you and the dog in our side play area. If you have another dog, we will ask you to bring him/her with you as well as the rest of your family as it is important everyone meets your potential new addition.

After the meet and greet, the Inspector will arrange a home visit with you to ensure the area will meet the needs of our animal.

 

Behind the Scenes

All dogs that enter the Shelter have a Temperament Assessment. This determines what the requirements are for adoption, such as; Are they good with small children? Do they get along with cats and/or other dogs? How much activity/stimulation will they require?

The SPCA staff will review all applicants and make decisions based on the date the application was received and the right home based on the findings of the assessment.
If your application is chosen, you will be contacted and invited to the Shelter to meet your match and if you believe the match is a good one the adoption can proceed.

It is important to know that even though you fill in an application you could be waiting for some time for a dog.

All dog applications will require a property check to be completed by the Inspectorate Department.
Please be patient with the SPCA, as we are trying to be as fair as possible.

Dog Legislation

Thank you Bad Rap for intensifying the need for change to The Dogs Act 1978 to bring an end to senseless euthanasia of illegal dogs which are family friendly. 

SPCA ADOPTION OF PIT-BULLS 

The Bermuda SPCA does take in and does adopt legal pit-bull type dogs.  We currently have 2 for adoption and are seeking homes. Please visit WE HAVE DOGS adoption page for more info. 

 SPCA DOES NOT EUTHANISE ILLEGAL PIT-BULLS 

However the SPCA does abide by the law and are required to call the Government Animal Wardens and surrender any illegal dog in our possession (illegal dog being any dog not licensed and microchipped regardless of breed). 

SPCA IN ACTION 

The Bermuda SPCA has recommended that all breed-specific laws be evaluated from a welfare perspective. The current laws were put in place to improve community safety and comfort, but ultimately these laws cause hardship to caring dog owners of properly supervised, friendly, well-socialized dogs and ultimately the destruction of the dogs in questions.

The Bermuda SPCA is working with and represented on the Government Appointed Canine Committee made up of dog stakeholders who are reviewing the Dog Act 1978 and have made initial recommended changes to the Minister.

The SPCA believes that there is a better way to deal with illegal dogs which are seized but found to be spayed/neutered, well cared for, good vet history, well socialized and trained at the same time as large penalties and strict enforcement of those illegally breeding and selling.  And that allowances for this must be made in the Dog Act.

It is time to stand together and have Government change the laws to protect the welfare of all dogs; and in the meantime enforce the current laws and issue pentalties against those who chose to break them.  

 

 

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