Tag: #Animals

Minister On Restricted & Prohibited Dogs Policy

Minister On Restricted & Prohibited Dogs Policy

The issue of restricted and prohibited breeds of dogs is an emotive one, and the “Government is sensitive to this fact and it is for this reason that I appointed a canine advisory committee to consider what, if any, changes might be made to our approach to these breeds of dogs and the ability of people to own and breed them,” Minister of... Read more of this article

SPCA Breaks Ground On New Stempel Stables

SPCA Breaks Ground On New Stempel Stables

The Bermuda SPCA has taken a step forward in their effort to protect the island’s larger vulnerable animals by breaking ground for a new stable facility. The new facilitiy intends to expands on the SPCA’s commitment to bettering the lives of Bermuda’s abandoned and abused animals. Located on the site of the current Shelter on Valley Road in Paget,... Read more of this article

Minister Attends SPCA Stable Groundbreaking

Minister Attends SPCA Stable Groundbreaking

The Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden was on hand at the recent groundbreaking for the SPCA Stables, offering congratulatory remarks at the event on May 11. Funding for the stables has been raised over the past several years through donations made by the Ernest. E. Stempel Foundation.This project will enable the SPCA shelter... Read more of this article

New Tawny Frogmouth Chicks At BAMZ

New Tawny Frogmouth Chicks At BAMZ

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo is now playing host to two new inhabitants, a pair of tawny frogmouth chicks born approximately one month ago to parents Kermit and Duane, inhabitants of the Australasia exhibit. The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] newsletter said, “These two adorable Tawny Frogmouth chicks hatched about a month ago and are... Read more of this article

Bermuda Kennel Club Makes Up 2014 Shows

Bermuda Kennel Club Makes Up 2014 Shows

Due to Hurricane Gonzalo, the Bermuda Kennel Club’s [BKC] October 2014 dog shows were rescheduled and held on April 18 and April 19, 2015. A spokesperson said, “The BKC Show Committee were happy to welcome the same judging panel as planned. As make-goods, the shows were really good – we lost some entries but gained some new ones. “Despite... Read more of this article

Opinion: Time To End Breed-Specific Legislation

Opinion: Time To End Breed-Specific Legislation

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] I would like to commend the group that has launched a petition calling for an end to breed-specific legislation in Bermuda. They quite rightly point out many of the flaws inherent to breed-specific legislation, and stress that no one breed is inherently more violent than another – the key is in the training... Read more of this article

Owner Seeking To Locate Missing Dog [Found]

Owner Seeking To Locate Missing Dog [Found]

[Updated] A licensed female pit bull named Lily is missing from the Devonshire area, with the dog’s owner seeking assistance from the public in tracking her down. Lily, described as “very friendly,” and has a health condition that requires her to take medication twice per day. The dog’s owner said, “We are very worried as she... Read more of this article

Petition Calls For End To Pitbull Prohibition

Petition Calls For End To Pitbull Prohibition

Saying that Bermuda is “behind the times” and calling for action “not only for dog owners, but all Bermudians with moral standards,” an online petition calling for the removal of pit-bulls from the island’s list of prohibited dogs has been signed over 420 times as of today [Apr 11] as it attempts to reach its goal of 500... Read more of this article

Pomeranian Dog Missing In Pembroke [Found]

Pomeranian Dog Missing In Pembroke [Found]

[Updated] A male Pomeranian dog is missing from the West Pembroke area, with the dog’s owner seeking assistance from the public in tracking him down and offering a reward for information leading to his return. The dog, aged 10, answers to ‘Chiko’ and sports a “pinkish tail” and no teeth. Chiko has been missing since the... Read more of this article

Stevenson: Boat Strikes Threatening Humpbacks

Stevenson: Boat Strikes Threatening Humpbacks

Photographs recently captured in the Challenger Banks area offer a stark reminder of the perils that whales can face in the ocean, with the whale spotted harbouring a slash across its back that whale researcher Andrew Stevenson said appears to have been caused by the prop of a small boat, lopping off its dorsal fin. Mr Stevenson said, “The North... Read more of this article

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