Young Achiever: Skye Art for SPCA

An artist became one of the most generous young donors to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after she raised more than $2,700 at her gallery. Skye Backeberg, 11, said that it felt rewarding to know how well the Paint for Paws art exhibition was received. The Somersfield Academy pupil said: “It […]

SPCA Offering Workshops With Feline Experts

The Bermuda SPCA will be welcoming feline experts Vicky Halls and Kim Horsford from International Cat Care. The organisation said, “The Bermuda SPCA and associated stakeholders are being given the unique opportunity to find out about the Cat Friendly way of working, with five days of intensive workshops and exercises to see how making some […]

Workshops to Teach ‘Cat-Friendly Homing’

Workshops aimed at bettering the lot of Bermuda’s feral cats will start today, courtesy of an international charity dedicated to feline care. The island’s cat population outnumbers available homes, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The five days of education sessions combine Vicky Halls, a bestselling author and expert on […]

SPCA Hits Out at Cruelty as Dogs Starved to Death

Dogs are being left to starve to death on the end of chains, the SPCA has warned. The charity told the Bermuda Sun communities are turning a blind eye to the blatant suffering of animals. The SPCA said they have witnessed a “significant rise” in the number of emaciated and malnourished dogs being taken into […]

Spicelands Horses Flown Out to Start New Lives Overseas

The last three horses left homeless by the closure of a riding school were flown last night to a new future overseas. The animals were transported free of charge by EquiJet, a specialist in horse transportation by air, who worked closely with the Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The SPCA took […]

Rescued Horses Euthanised

Two neglected horses seized by an animal welfare charity last year have been put down on the advice of a vet. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals PCA said it made the “humane decision” to put down former carriage horses Charlie and Arthur last week after years of neglect left them with […]

‘Humane Decision To Euthanize Charlie & Arthur’

“It is with great sadness that, under veterinarian advice, the humane decision was made to euthanize Charlie and Arthur,” the SPCA said, with the organisation explaining that “years of neglect and infection had left them both with severe dental issues” and the time had come. Arthur and Charlie had previously been carriage horses and were […]

Homeless Horses Need New Owners

Horses are looking for a new home after a riding school went into liquidation. The 12 animals, from the now-closed Spicelands Riding School, were turned over to the SPCA which has launched a bid to find them new owners. A spokeswoman for the animal charity said: “The SPCA has been busy securing homes for these […]

Man Banned from Owning Animals

The owner of two neglected horses will not face criminal charges, but will never own animals again. Calix Darrell, who was banned from owning animals for five years in 2006 after admitting cruelty charges, has signed a “legally binding agreement” with animal protection agency the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to stop […]

SPCA Rescues Malnourished Carriage Horses

Tougher ownership rules would help make sure the island’s horses and ponies are properly cared for, the Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said yesterday. Sarah Haycock, president of the SPCA, renewed the charity’s call for a register that would require owners to license their horses and ponies and provide proof of […]

Two Former Carriage Horses Rescued By SPCA

The Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals [SPCA] has rescued two former carriage horses and is seeking to raise funds for their retirement. The two horses, known as Arthur and Charlie, were found in very poor condition following an anonymous tip from a member of the public. They had previously been carriage […]