SPCA Wants Horses Out of Summer Heat

The chairman of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has called for restrictions on the use of horse-drawn carriages during the summer months and within Hamilton during peak motor traffic hours. The SPCA organised a meeting to discuss concerns over the use of the carriages which was held a few weeks ago. […]

Thousands Attend SPCA’s Special Fair

The cancellation of the Annual Exhibition this year did not deter an estimated 4,000 people from visiting the Botanical Gardens on Saturday after the SPCA stepped in and staged its fair. The sun permitted people of all ages and their trusty dogs to partake in all the activities the fair had to offer. The cancellation […]

SPCA Fair to Replace Cancelled Ag Show

Maybe it’s not the Ag Show, but the SPCA Fair this April promises much of the same fun ? animals, baked goods, and, of course, a poultry display. Usually, the SPCA Fair is held every year in September. Damage to the Botanical Gardens from Hurricane Fabian prevented it last year, however. Maybe it’s not the […]

Summer Heat Can Be Deadly for Your Pets, SPCA Warns

Animal watchdog the SPCA is to launch a campaign to give pets greater protection from summer’s stifling heat. Chairman Dr. Andrew Madeiros said already this summer one dog that he knew about had died from heat exhaustion and, if previous years were anything to go by, others would follow suit. Animal watchdog the SPCA is […]

Kitten Does More Than Purr Under the Hood

A very lucky kitten was saved by the SPCA Saturday, after a harrowing ride to Hamilton from St. George’s in the engine of a car. On Saturday morning Phillipa Mello, the chief inspector from the SPCA, was contacted by Valerie Wallace, of the Bermuda Feline Assistance Bureau, after Ms Wallace was startled by a “mewing” […]

SPCA Looking to Expand

Animal welfare group the SPCA has been given planning approval for its proposal to extend the facility in Paget. The Planning board agreed that the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) should be allowed to remove part of its existing shelter, and replace it with a new, two storey structure. The lower […]

SPCA Seeks to be a Landlord

The SPCA might be taking advantage of renovations at their Valley Road property which would allow them to create two small apartments on the property for rent, according to shelter chairman Dr. Andrew Madeiros. “We don’t want to go in to the landlord business,” he clarified. “We wouldn’t be charging top dollar – but these […]

SPCA to Start Searching Soon for New Inspector

Animal welfare group the SPCA is to begin interviewing soon for a new inspector after Charles Whited left to go back into the construction industry. Mr. Whited left the position on March 14, and ads have appeared in the Press for a replacement inspector to take over at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty […]

SPCA to Take a Stand on Circus Animal Acts

Animal welfare group the SPCA is to write to the Minister of Environment to raise concerns over animals being brought to the Island purely for entertainment reasons. Chairman and veterinary surgeon Dr. Andrew Madeiros said the group had met and decided it would not support any future animals coming to Bermuda for circuses, and the […]

SPCA Expected to Push for End to Animal Acts

Animal welfare group the SPCA is expected today to take a firm stand against animals ever coming to Bermuda again for the purpose of entertaining residents. Chairman and veterinarian Andrew Madeiros said the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) would be discussing the issue at a meeting last night and would decide, […]

SPCA Expo Cancelled Due to Maintenance

The SPCA Animal Expo has been cancelled this year due to proposed maintenance work at the Botanical Gardens. Inspector of the charity Charles Whited said Agriculture and Fisheries had withdrawn too many of the buildings used for the event due to the planned work, so the show was no longer viable. The SPCA Animal Expo […]

Cup Match No Holiday for Bermuda’s Pets

Cup Match may mean emancipation for humans, but for some pets it often brings nothing but misery and abandonment. “Generally summertime tends to be very busy for animals being brought in,” said Dr. Charles Whited, Inspector at the SPCA. However the Cup Match holiday, he added, “starting from the Wednesday through to the Monday, is […]