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SPCA Helps Reduce Unwanted Cat Population

SPCA Helps Reduce Unwanted Cat Population

The Bermuda SPCA‘s CatSnip effort, a program which provides funding assistance to private cat owners to have their cats spayed and neutered in an effort to reduce the unwanted cat population, has reportedly been a success to date, assisting with funding for more than 275 privately owned cats at a cost of approximately $48,525. A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Court: 30-Year-Old Man Fined For Dog Offences

Court: 30-Year-Old Man Fined For Dog Offences

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Jan 20], a 30-year-old Southampton resident was fined $1000 after pleading guilty to keeping two pitbulls without a licence. Mr Dion Smith pleaded guilty to keeping a male and a female pitbull at his residence between a date unknown and 23rd May 2015, and doing so without a licence. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo... Read more of this article

Looking At 40 Years Of Christmas Bird Counts

Looking At 40 Years Of Christmas Bird Counts

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and the Bermuda Audubon Society will present an entry in the BUEI Talks series titled “Looking Back on 40 Years of Christmas Bird Counts” by Andrew Dobson. The event will take place on Tuesday, January 19, beginning at 7.30pm. The event poster says, “The Christmas Bird Count has been... Read more of this article

Have You Seen Jazz? Missing Dog [Located]

Have You Seen Jazz? Missing Dog [Located]

[Updated] 6-year-old “Jazz” has been missing since Thursday evening [Jan 7], and his owner is hoping that people can keep a lookout for him. “Jazz is a mixed Daschund and Yorkie, fluffy black and brown coat wearing a red collar,” his owner said. “Big ears and brown eyes. He’s very playful and friendly. He lives 20... Read more of this article

Bermuda SPCA To Hold Talk On Animal Cruelty

Bermuda SPCA To Hold Talk On Animal Cruelty

The Bermuda SPCA is getting set to present a talk entitled “Animal Cruelty and the Role of RSPCA,” with the free presentation taking place on Thursday, January 21 at 6.00pm. The talk will feature guest speaker Supt Simon Osborne of RSPCA UK. The event poster says, “Simon is a Staff Officer to ADI, Inspectorate Office, RSPCA and has... Read more of this article

Global Indemnity Re Aids Bermuda Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re Aids Bermuda Turtle Project

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] said they “would like to recognize and thank Global Indemnity Re for their recent donation to aid in our environmental programmes. The gift will be allocated to the Bermuda Turtle Project, making them a Leadership supporter of this important community project, data from which has global implications. The BZS... Read more of this article

FIU: Cuban Brown Lizard Discovered In Bermuda

FIU: Cuban Brown Lizard Discovered In Bermuda

A non-native species of lizard — the Cuban brown anole — has been discovered in Bermuda, according to Florida International University [FIU] biology student James Stroud. An update on the FIU website said, “A two-year conservation project studying the island’s lizard populations led to the discovery of the Cuban brown anole, a species... Read more of this article

Nearly 30,000 Feral Chickens “Removed”

Nearly 30,000 Feral Chickens “Removed”

The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment said it “would like to remind the public of its feral bird culling programme, which is very active and successfully reducing the feral chicken population to protect public health. “In October over 500 feral chickens were taken, and overall nearly 30,000 have been removed since the program began... Read more of this article

Court: 28-Year-Old Man Fined $800 For Dogs

Court: 28-Year-Old Man Fined $800 For Dogs

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Dec 8], a 28-year-old man was fined $800 for keeping pitbulls without a licence. Mr Quan-Marley Lowe was fined after pleaded guilty that, without a licence, he kept a male and a female pitbull at his Southampton residence. The Court head that in March 2015, the Dog Warden had executed a search warrant at... Read more of this article

Court: Pair Deny Offences Under Dogs Act

Court: Pair Deny Offences Under Dogs Act

In Magistrates Court, Mr Tyler Wilkinson, 33, and Ms Tracey Wilkinson 55, were charged with committing multiple offences under the Dogs Act, with the defendants pleading not guilty to all the charges. The charges alleged that between a date unknown and March 2015, they kept multiple pitbulls at their Southampton residence. The Magistrate set trial... Read more of this article

Video: Crabs Travel 3,000 Miles From Bermuda

Video: Crabs Travel 3,000 Miles From Bermuda

A journey of 3,000 miles for six Columbus crabs recently landed the animals on the news, with a video showing the specimens in question following their long trip from Bermuda to a beach near Dorset in the United Kingdom. The crabs were found by conservationist and author Steve Trewhella, who filmed the creatures near Chesil Cove. A story in the Western... Read more of this article

DTC Holds Dog Competition Obedience Trials

DTC Holds Dog Competition Obedience Trials

The Dog Training Club of Bermuda recently held its Competition Obedience Trials, with dogs competing in categories including Prenovice, Novice, Open, and Utility, including competitors from Canada. Sharon Smith and her dog Vegas, returning to the island for the first time since 2004, received prizes for the Highest Combined Score in Novice Obedience,... Read more of this article

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