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SPCA Extends Special $25 Cat Adoption Fee

SPCA Extends Special $25 Cat Adoption Fee

The Bermuda SPCA’s special adoption fee of $25 has been extended until August 13, and the shelter has a two-for-one deal with cat adoptions, with each cat including all necessary vaccinations, a microchip identification number, and spaying or neutering, representing a “saving of over $550 for a potential adopter.” “We are sad to... Read more of this article

Part Of Beach Closed: Portuguese Man Of War

Part Of Beach Closed: Portuguese Man Of War

[Updated] The Ministry of the Environment confirmed that the western half of Horseshoe Bay beach was closed at 12:47pm today [July 18] due to a “significant number of Portuguese Man of War [PMOW] jellyfish in that area of the water.” “Lifeguards have hoisted a purple flag indicating the presence of a marine life hazard, advised beach... Read more of this article

Bermuda SPCA Hosting “Desperate Housecats”

Bermuda SPCA Hosting “Desperate Housecats”

From July 5 through July 16, the Bermuda SPCA is hosting “Desperate Housecats,” an adoption drive to encourage animal lovers to come and adopt the adult cats in the shelter’s care. The shelter is currently at capacity with over 40 cats of all shapes, ages, colours and sizes and a waiting list of cats requiring their care. “We have reduced... Read more of this article

Snake Euthanized After Being Found In Sandys

Snake Euthanized After Being Found In Sandys

A snake sighted in Sandys — which is believed to be a non-venomous Pueblan milk snake — was “humanely euthanized,” the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has confirmed, adding that the “introduction of snakes to the island’s natural environment could potentially be extremely harmful.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

‘Turtles Dying As A Result Of Human Activities’

‘Turtles Dying As A Result Of Human Activities’

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is “urging the public to reduce human impact on sea turtles living in Bermuda’s waters” saying that “turtles are still dying as a result of human activities.” “Sea turtles have been completely protected by legislation since 1972,” a spokesperson said. “The... Read more of this article

Photos: Bee Swarm Removed In Hamilton

Photos: Bee Swarm Removed In Hamilton

Beekeepers had to be called to remove a bee swarm today [June 23], with a large group of bees having swarmed on branches of a tree located on the corner of Cedar Avenue and Elliot Street.Apparently a passing pedestrian noticed the swarm this morning and reported it to Corporation of Hamilton, who arranged for it to be removed, with beekeepers Lewell... Read more of this article

Cat Adoptions Temporarily Suspended At SPCA

Cat Adoptions Temporarily Suspended At SPCA

Cat adoptions have been temporarily suspended at the Bermuda SPCA Shelter on Valley Road in Paget due to Cat ‘flu’. The Island’s only animal shelter has suspended cat adoptions until Tuesday June 28, while staff and volunteers work to care for the cats and minimize further spread of the ‘flu’ virus. “We currently have over 40 cats living... Read more of this article

BAMZ Holds Grand Re-Opening Of Hall & Shop

BAMZ Holds Grand Re-Opening Of Hall & Shop

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo held an official opening for their renovated Aquarium Hall and new retail shop “Scales and Tales.” A cocktail hour and an official opening ceremony, showcasing the new setting to invited guests, was held last night, with Minister of Environment Cole Simons on hand to cut the ribbon and declare the Aquarium... Read more of this article

Bermuda SPCA On ‘Microchip Your Pet Month’

Bermuda SPCA On ‘Microchip Your Pet Month’

With June being touted as “Microchip Your Pet Month,” the Bermuda SPCA is reminding the public of the importance of microchipping as “an essential part of looking after your pet and ensuring that it can be positively identified.” A spokesperson said, “Microchips last the lifetime of your pet and can’t be removed easily... Read more of this article

Boating Public Urged To Safeguard Nesting Sites

Boating Public Urged To Safeguard Nesting Sites

The Ministry of the Environment is urging Bermuda’s boating public to safeguard the nesting sites of Bermuda’s critically endangered Common Tern, saying that nesting sites are marked with ‘No Landing’ signs, and if disturbed, any chicks that fall into the water will drown. “Currently numbering just five nesting pairs, terns lay... Read more of this article

Cahow Hatched On Camera Named ‘Tempest’

Cahow Hatched On Camera Named ‘Tempest’

The Cahow chick — who played the starring role during an online live stream — has officially been named “Tempest” by Elizabeth Madeiros, daughter of chief conservation officer Jeremy Madeiros. “He was named after William Shakespeare’s Tempest play which was in turn based upon Bermuda’s founding wreck the Sea... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Bees Swarm Two Windows

Photos & Videos: Bees Swarm Two Windows

[Updated with video] Bernews experienced a somewhat unusual occurrence today [May 29], with a bevy of bees having swarmed two windows. While attempting to make arrangements to have the bees safely removed, we took the opportunity to film them since they did take it upon themselves to land right in camera view.As far as removing bees, if you find yourself... Read more of this article

SPCA Holding ‘Spring A Cat’ Adoption Promotion

SPCA Holding ‘Spring A Cat’ Adoption Promotion

The Bermuda SPCA ‘Spring a Cat‘ adoption program has over 30 cats available for adoption, with any adult cat available for $25 until May 14. The promotion poster says, “Our Spring a Cat adoption promotion is in full swing with over 30 cats to choose from. Adopt any adult cat for just $25 until May 14, 2016 “When you spring a... Read more of this article