SPCA Takes Stand Over Dog’s Death

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the conviction of the individual or persons responsible for chaining a dog to two breeze blocks and throwing it off a cliff into the sea. It is thought to be the first time the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has offered […]

SPCA Issues Warning About Dog Care

The SPCA has issued advice in the wake of a horrific Christmas Day dog attack that saw a wheelchair-bound woman?s pet mauled to death. Mary Janette Burgess, 70, was left heartbroken after her Highland Terrier Prince was killed by two pit bull terriers while tethered to a leash in her garden. The SPCA has issued […]

Experts: Dog Fighting is on the Decline

The majority of dogs re-homed by the SPCA are a mix breed with pit bull or other dogs that are currently on the Island’s “banned” importation list. As a direct legacy of the boom in popularity ten years ago for fighting-breed and powerful dogs, most of the canines being cared for by the SPCA have […]

SPCA Invites Families and Pets to Fair

Animal lovers have a chance to unite and have fun at this year?s annual Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals annual Animal Expo to be held at the Botanical Gardens this Saturday. This year?s SPCA Animal Expo will include demonstrations for children on how to care for pets, a pony gymkhana, and dog […]

SPCA Animal Calendar Launched

Animal lovers can pick up a copy of the SPCA?s Animal Calendar for 2006 and help support the ongoing efforts of the organisation. The desk-size calendars feature local pets from across the Island in black and white photos and can be bought for $7.50. Animal lovers can pick up a copy of the SPCA?s Animal […]

Carriage Operators Hit Back at SPCA Chairman

Hamilton carriage operators claim the Chairman of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has a vendetta against them. Owners of Shilo Ranch, Hobby and Dee Charles said SPCA chairman Dr. Andrew Madeiros wants to get back at them because they tried to take the SPCA to court two years ago for […]

Dogs Come Clean in Aid of Charity

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held its annual Dog Wash on Saturday to raise funds for the charity. The first customers lined up at 9 a.m. to ensure their pups would be pampered and cleaned. More than 30 volunteers cleaned, massaged and groomed the dogs. Rose Powell, chairman of the special […]

Keep Horses Off Streets Between Noon and 3 p.m. SPCA

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has called on its membership encouraging them to lobby MPs in an effort to improve the lives of horses used in the local carriage industry. SPCA president Heather Kromer underscored the Society?s ongoing battles with the Corporations of Hamilton and St. George’s. By Tricia Walters The […]

Mayor Refutes SPCA Horse Concerns

If you build it they will come.? The Chairman of SPCA, Dr. Andrew Madeiros said yesterday that a shelter for carriage horses in St. George?s could be built practically anywhere and did not have to be on the town square. ?Tourists already walk great distances in St. George?s to make use of other tourist facilities,? […]

SPCA Condemns Corporations Over Treatment of Horses

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has launched a scathing attack on the Corporations of Hamilton and St. George?s for their treatment of buggy horses working long hours in the hot sun. The SPCA lambasted Hamilton for waiting until last week to erect a shelter while St. George?s has failed to even […]

SPCA to Charge Processing Fee for Pet Adoptions

The SPCA will now be charging a processing fee to adopt pets ? in an effort to get the charity out of the red financially, and also encourage people to take pet ownership seriously. Fees now include $100 for a kitten, $50 for an adult cat, $150 for a puppy and $100 for an adult […]

SPCA Urges Public to Join Dolphin Fight

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) yesterday urged Tourism Minister Dr. Ewart Brown not to back the controversial Dolphin Oasis without guidelines about the treatment of dolphins. And the Society is calling on members of the public to join its campaign to block the dolphin park planned for Sinky Bay on […]