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 […]

January 2019 Newsletter

We have recently begun our Animal Assisted Therapy programme – TheraTails – The sessions are run at the shelter with one animal therapist and one forensic clinical psychologist in a structured setting. This programme which involves our shelter animals allows clients to relate their situation to that of the animal, identifying with feelings of disconnection, […]

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 […]

Bermuda SPCA Set To Hold Halloween Camp

The Bermuda SPCA is getting set to host its Halloween Camp from October 23 to October 27, with a series of activities planned for children aged 10 to 14. Activities at the camp will include exploring myths with animals, a full tour, scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving, animal presentations, special guests, interactive games, and fun Halloween […]

Hunt for Neglected Dog’s Owner

An animal-rights activist said last night she was “deeply saddened” by photographs of a starving and diseased dog that was rescued by the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Grace Markham, co-founder of Punish the Deed not the Breed Bermuda, said she was “incredibly upset” by the images. Ms Markham called for a get- […]