Pets poisoned in North Side

| 04/01/2011

(CNS): Dog owners in the district of North Side have started the New Year mourning the loss of their much loved pets after what is believed to be a deliberate poisoning. The Gage family, who live in Old Man Bay, rushed their dogs to the vets when they woke to find them seriously ill two days after Christmas. On arrival at Island Veterinary Services it became apparent that the pets had ingested poison, which both the owners and vets believe was deliberately put out for the animals. It is also understood that another two dogs from the district may have also been killed by ingesting the same food that was deliberately laced with poisons for the pets to consume.

A spokesperson for the veterinary service said she believed the dogs may well have eaten food laced with the acutely toxic weed killer Paraquat among other poisons. Although unable to confirm until the toxicology reports are returned, she said that this dangerous substance, which can only be imported by the Department of Agriculture, was likely to be the cause of the animals’ death.

The weed killer is banned in a number of countries. It was once promoted heavily by the United States for use in Mexico to destroy marijuana plants before it was found that the herbicide was dangerous to people working with the substance.

The Gage family said they believed someone is deliberately poisoning animals in the Cayman Islands. Samantha Gage said that she awoke on 27 December to a strange quiet. She found two of her pets could not move and were writhing in pain and the other animals were struggling just to stand up.

“Why would anyone want to hurt an animal, any animal,” said Gage. “It is beyond me; if someone would deliberately kill a household pet, what would they do to a person? Whoever did this is despicable and a coward.”

The Gages said they had spoken to police who are investigating a number of poisonings on the island but have no suspects and say this crime is particularly odious.

The local Humane Society warned owners to keep a keen eye on their pets and when out walking to keep their dogs on leashes so they can see what, if anything, they might eat during their walks.

“This is not the first incident; several other animals have been reportedly poisoned and we are urging police to find those responsible” said a spokesperson.

Gage has spent several thousand dollars to keep her pets alive but yesterday she and the vet, Dr Brenda Bush, decided the most compassionate option would be to put the dogs down.

If anyone has any information that may assist police they are urged to call Officer Ramsay at 947-2220 or the Humane Society at 949-1461. (Photo below: Top left to right  – Marley and Noodles, bottom left to right – Apple and Teahupoo)

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  1. Charlie and Dyon says:

    Our hearts go out to the Gages for their loss, there are too many sad stories like this.

  2. Charlie and Dyon says:

    We are glad our owner got rolled over and we had to go to canada… We miss the beach but everyone we meet loves us here in Canada

  3. Delfia Brown says:

    Dear Gages,

    I am truly sorry to hear what happened to your dogs…This is really sad 🙁  I got four dogs myself and don’t know what I would do if this was to happen to mines.

    My heart goes out to you and your family.

    p.s. "I hope the person(s) involved  rot in hell!!!"

  4. Anonymous says:

    According to the marl road, a child did die from paraquat poisoning in the late ’80s/early ’90s.  The child lived in the government housing beside Jose’s Esso, and across the road from the old DoA dog pound at the end of the runway…..

  5. Anonymous9 says:

    I am not a ‘dog person’ but that only prevents me from owning one. I still love them.

    Looking at the photos above break my heart. What lovely lovely beautiful animals.  I mean, look at that tongue!!! Awww!!! And the one in the ocean with the floppy ear!!

    I am so sorry that anyone has to watch their beloved pet die from poison.

    Yes, whomever does this to people’s pets needs to rot in purgatory because this is not something that a christian who believes in God would do.

    Evil wicked ignorant waste of human skin.

  6. Colin says:

    I am one of the two owners (the other, Samantha Gage) whose dogs this article is about.
    First I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support.  Some have shared their time, some their money, and many their shared sadness – it is all very much appreciated.
    Secondly, I would like to comment on the fact that this article has lead to many socio-political comments, some helpful and other simply argumentative.
    It is true that this country cannot really consider itself a 1st world nation when murdered animals go unpunished and the use of illegal substances to do so go un-investigated.  This island participates in far too much window dressing of its negative traits and far too little time trying to change its ways.  Sadly, larger countries like mine (Canada) have so many people to address and so many issues to resolve that it is understandable when things get lost in bureaucratic red tap, but when and nation is less than 192 square kilometers and has only around 50,000 inhabitants, there is little reason to chose to hide its faults rather than just fix them.
    Last year 7 people were murdered on this "safe and crime free" island.  Going by Wikipedia’s "List of countries by intentional homicide rate," Cayman would actually be the 16th country in the world when ranked by murder rate – more dangerous that Nicaragua and even Pakistan!  Yet, as far as I know, no one was prosecuted for any of these crimes (I may be wrong and I apologize if I am).  Please do not take this as an attack on your beautiful country, but as a plea for change!
    This is a small island and word spreads fast, it is only a matter of time when tourists who come here because of its perceived safety learn of the truth and then where would we all be?  Both ex-pats like myself and locals alike will suffer the consequences.
    To those of you attacking the local ideology as though they caused this crime, please stop.  The fact that no animal poisonings go punished is more at fault.  If America stopped prosecuting bank robberies, what do you think would happen?  Changing the mindset of the populace requires leadership at the highest levels.
    Finally, I would like to comment about the roaming that many of you have brought up.
    Yes, we let our dogs roam between our house and a cluster of 4-5 houses right next door.  This isn’t to say our dogs were tearing up garbages and defecating lawns, they used to take their ball from the coffee table drawer and run to play with the kids next door who have all been saddened at the loss of their friends.  Is this reason to poison them?  Is this justification?  If you are angered by someone’s pets / family members roaming on your lawn shouldn’t you first try talking to the owners?  I don’t care what an animal may have done to you or your property, nothing justifies killing them before talking to the owner!  We had no warning at all!  We went from having 4 extremely happy dogs to burying 4 family members who we thought would grow old and experience all our future life changes with us (marriage, kids, etc).
    I fear that the first child to come across this poison will be looked at as a tragedy, but sadly, those of us now all too familiar with the lack of government concern regarding the intentional poisoning of living things with an illegal substance  will know that it was only a matter of time.

    Please change for all of us!

    • Well Said says:

      "murdered animals go unpunished".  Exactly how would one punish a murdered animal?

      BTW there is no equivalency between a human life and a dog’s life so you really shouldn’t compare the two. 

      The reason you are getting so much criticism is that even a basic reading of the original article would lead any logical reader to believe that the dogs were roaming.  When this was denied the commenters called you on it.  It now turns out that the dogs were allowed to roam unsupervised, and the commenters have been proven correct. Honesty in the first instance would have elicited a much more sympathetic response.

      It is quite incredible that you’re now cap-in-hand looking for donations for the vets fees.  Animal ownership was a choice you made.  Incurring massive vets fees was a choice you made.  Taking responsiblility for your freely made choices is part of being an adult.

      • Ignorance is appalling says:

         "Well Said"- NOT! you, sir, need to reword your mean-spirited, small-minded diatribe to include the words "in my opinion".  A staggering majority of the "1st world" countries do indeed prize animal life far higher than the Caribbean. And I am not quite sure how roaming justifies torturing an animal. You are beyond clueless- it’s not sympathy the affected families are looking for, it’s justice. And as far as the juvenile attack on the sentence structure- grow up. The poor family was traumatized- you think at a time like this they are worried about a misplaced modifier?

      • Shocked says:

        I read the response from a responsible pet owner and am saddened.  Then I read the next one and was shocked that the person could be so negative!The owner states that the dogs would go between a few houses and that the kids loved them. If the neighbors didnt like the dogs "roaming" they should have said something.  Poisoning them is not the answer.  A person who poisons is a killer and they are on this small small Island!!  Once a murdered always a murdered.

        The fact that the vet bills are astronomical is no fault of the owners.  They are responsible pet owners.  This is a fee that should NOT have been incurred. 

        Your argument is just as lousy as the others. 

        RIP beautiful dogs!

      • Anonymous says:

        " The reason you are getting so much criticism is that even a basic reading of the original article would lead any logical reader to believe that the dogs were roaming.  When this was denied the commenters called you on it.  It now turns out that the dogs were allowed to roam unsupervised, and the commenters have been proven correct. Honesty in the first instance would have elicited a much more sympathetic response.

        It is quite incredible that you’re now cap-in-hand looking for donations for the vets fees.  Animal ownership was a choice you made.  Incurring massive vets fees was a choice you made.  Taking responsiblility for your freely made choices is part of being an adult."


        There is no excuse for dog poisoning.  The reason they are being criticized is because people here do not care about animals.  They go out of their way to run over animals on the road and lets not forget the poor iguanas.  Maybe, it’s time to slow down and realize that we are reaping what we sow.  These acts can not go unpunished.  It’s really sad and if your comment is an indication of Cayman well we are doomed.

      • Colin says:

        We can disagree on whether or not human life and animals are equivalent, but are you suggesting the "adult" thing to do with a roaming animal is kill it?  That seems like a rather ignorant argument to me.  And for the record, I never did compare human life and animals.  I pointed out that this island spends too much time hiding its issues and not enough time addressing them and that will be to everyones detriment.

        As I stated earlier, these animals were allowed to roam, but only between our house and a cluster of 4-5 houses directly next door with people who knew them.  They would take their ball from the coffee table drawer and bring it to the children who lived in that cluster of houses to play fetch.  When the families in these houses heard what happened they were all saddened and the children who had become friends with all four of them were visibly upset.  How you equate hanging out with the neighbors who knewthem with roaming is beyond me.

        "Honesty in the first instance would have elicited a much more sympathetic response."  And when was I dishonest?

        Finally, Iwant to comment about the fund raiser.  I did not start a fund raiser to simply help with my vet bills, I started it to help ALL families whose animals require treatment for poisoning.  We are trying to raise a great deal more money than my vet bills require simply so that other families won’t have to make the decision to terminate a curable pet simply due to financial reasons.  Far too many animals are poisoned on this island and, having been through it, I’d like to help.  If you think that is a bad thing then so be it, but then again, you think that it is ok to poison something simply because it walked on your property.  And FYI, incurring massive vet fees was not my decision, it was one made for me by the person who poisoned my 4 friends.

        I hope you never have anything terrible happen in your life for which you need help from others, but if you do, I’d help, because that is what separates us humans from you animals and why you’re hardly my equivalent.

        • Animaliberator says:

          Colin, please do not apologize nor explain the difference between roaming and playing to those who will refuse to understand the difference between the two no matter what you tell them.

          What has been proven once again is that animals, dogs in particular are far better humans then humans will ever be. No animal would ever consider doing what people do to animals except in the wild for the sole purpose of staying alive.

          We once lost our first 5 ‘kids’ to paraquat in the mid 80’s when the neighbouring church thought it was a wonderful idea to spread the lethal weedkiller on the huge lawn next door during the rain season. It still amazes me that ‘only’ our dogs died on that day, a Sunday on top of that!

          One will never get used to losing animals this way or any other way for that matter but it never deterred my wife and I from adopting more animals, cats and dogs alike over the past 25 years. Our latest addition was # 39, quite a few were very senior as well, 12 of which are still with us today. I hope you and your family will feel and do the same in the near future.

          You, more then perhaps most others understand the phrase Albert Einstein once said:

          "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing".

          For now, our condolences to you and yours with your loss and good luck with your endeavors to raise funds etc. and shall look out for news on that so many of us can participate in this worthy cause.

      • anon says:

        you are an idiot – i have to wonder if you are the one that posioned the dogs with this sick attitude.


        just because a dog is freely roaming gives no one the right to kill them. If this was the UK , Canada or almost anywhere actually that person that intentially poisoned the dogs would be serving time and have a huge fine !

        get your head out of your ass douchebag!

  7. Anonymous says:

    My dog is kept on a leash in my yard and was poisoned only a few weeks ago in BT.  Prior that that I lived in another area of BT where my horse (which was kept in my yard) died of exactly the same symptoms in Dec 09.  There is no doubt whatsoever that on both occasions this was poisoning… and I’m very sad to say that there’s plenty of it going on island-wide.

  8. Anonymous says:

    What I am curious about, how are individuals getting their hand on Paraquat if it only can be brought in by the agriculture dept? Or is the agriculture dept selling it in turn to individuals??? If so, perhaps that substance need to be banned from the Island altogether as this seems be frequently used in the poisoning of pets!

    • Anonymous says:

      I am wondering the same thing.  Particularly as a few weeks ago my dog broke loose from his chain while I was making his breakfast and died of what appeared to be poisoning within minutes of getting loose.  Incidentally, the dog catcher’s van was parked across the road from my yard when this occurred.  I initially thought the dog catcher had put poison down but have since been told this is not their practice.  Strange coincidence then I guess being as the same dog had lived here for 3 years, and broken loose before without such a sad ending.

  9. Peter Davey says:

    What is particularly disturbing about these animal killings is the type of poisons used. Strychnine, which is often quoted as being the culprit, causes the greatest pain of any known toxic substance, so these events are  not just  matters of killing  much loved family members, they’re about torture of the most extreme kind. Paraquat also causes a great deal of suffering in the dying animal. In my opinion, gratuitous cruelty is one of the most despicable of all human crimes. It is truly anti-life.

    And let’s not forget the seven Blue Iguanas that were mauled and killed by a Pit Bull quite recently, while in the control of its owner. This was a crime against the entire population of the Cayman islands. It had international consequences, yet the perpetrator was never charged, presumably because strings were pulled. This action sprang from the same boneheaded mindset that caused these recent dog fatalities, a mindset incapable of respect for our fellow travelers on this small and astonishing planet.

    Personally, I would call for the ban of Paraquat and Strychnine. There are plenty of perfectly good alternatives.

    • Animaliberator says:

      Well said again Peter, as you know, I have been typing my fingers purple in other articles and responses to make them understand, the DoA that is but as they again stated in the Compass today, ‘we don’t sell it anymore’ and appear to have no knowledge whatsoever as to who does import these very lethal substances. I will ask again; Is there no authority here who decides what can be freely imported at this very dangerous level of herbicides and pesticides? It seems not! Might as well allow guns to be freely imported as well woudn’t you say, same thing really! They both kill in the hands of criminals.

      I have no clue what this country of ours is waiting for to happen until somebody with authority, whoever that may be, wakes up and finally will do something about this and make this go away but the past has proven this will likely not happen, again!

      I also wonder what their attitude is towards this at the DoA and possibly other institutions: Who cares, they are only animals?? I hope not but it sure looks and sounds like that!

  10. Anonymous says:

    As an animal lover and pet owner for over 40 years, my family and I have cared for and lost many dogs over the years.  The worst memory is when I was a pre-teen that both our neighbours and our dog was poisened in our respective yards, by another neighbour who was a school-teacher.

    I trust that the criminal/s will be found and would seriously suggest you have the Police monitor the area for several weeks, as one of the posters suggested, this may just be the preamble for another crime to take place.

    My sympathies to you as you mourn the loss of these four beautiful family members.

  11. Macman says:

    It is apparent that there are two totally opposed factions making comments here.

    To all animal lovers I can sympathise and agree with your disgust at this mindless act of cruelty. By all reports these dogs did not roam onto other people’s property so the posts by people complaining of owners’ irresponsibility hold no water. These pets were callously and painfully killed by a sadistic mindless ignorant low life.

    To those who complain about dogs left to roam, I agree that some owners are not only irresponsible but guilty of the cruelty leveled at the poisoner! Owning a dog is a responsibility taken too lightly. If a dog is confined to the owners property there is no reason in the world that the animal should suffer, if it is allowed to roam then the only animal that should suffer should be the owner!

    I hope they do catch the scum who did this however I think it highly unlikely as it appears that humane life is now considered a cheap commodity here!

  12. Anonymous says:

    another sad reflection on the way cayman society treats animals….

    goes to show how far cayman has to go if it ever wants to call itself a 1st world country….

  13. Anonymous says:

    This is a terrible recurring tragedy, which I too have gone through.  Humans and animals should try to avoid land lots that look recently filled or unnaturally vegetated (ie. devoid of all vegetation).  There are many virulent herbicides in use here and applied not just to agricultural properties, but also to pre-construction lots and golf courses.   In the case of Paraquat, ingestion is not a requirement for lethal animal poisoning.  Your animal simply needs to place a paw into a puddle tainted  with the chemical to be affected.  Lethal human poisonings have also been documented (part of the reason the chemical is banned in most of the planet).  As the unintended poisonings continue, it should be obvious that these chemicals need be better regulated or banned outright.

  14. expat weirdo says:

    Assuming these dogs roamed wild – which they did not from the comments. How could anyone deliberately poison them? When I see a dog that is roaming the streets I feel sorry for it, the last thing on my mind is killing it. What I want to do I stop and pet it.

    But it does not surprise me one bit. This is the same type of person that speeds up and takes pleasure in running over wildlife.

    Truly inhumane people that should not be allowed tobreed.



  15. Natalie says:

    I am so sad for your loss, I can only imagine the pain and anguish you and your beloved dogs have gone through. 

    Whoever did this has no conscience and is a coward.  Shame on you!!  If it is at all possible that you may have a shred of decency within you, you would own up and at the very least apologise to the Gage family.

  16. Anonymous says:

     it is really sad… i hope those people pay for it soon.. i had a dog when i lived in SXM and later it was with my friends.. he was killed the same way and the house was robbed after killing my dog… terrible…

  17. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely disgusting. That person (or people) deserves to be poisoned, they’re obviously contributing nothing useful to society. I had this happen to two of my dogs when I was a kid and we had a fenced yard, the dogs never left our property… so please shut up about not being responsible pet owners. It has nothing to do with that… some people are just vile filth.

  18. My2Cents says:

    Sounds like a prelude to being robbed.

    It would not surprise me if there are scum bags about to rob these poor folks and started out by poisoning their dogs first in order to silence the "alarm".


    • Comment says:


      "Cruelty has cursed the human family for countless ages. It is almost impossible for one to be cruel to animals and kind to humans. If children are permitted to be cruel to their pets and other animals, they easily learn to get the same pleasure from the misery of fellow humans. Such tendencies can easily lead to crime." ~Fred A. Mc Gran, 1895


      "Kindness to animals and respect for all life are the only meaningful foundation for a civilized world." ~ Michael Mountain



      The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" ~Gandhi (1869-1948)


      "I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter…the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don’t you do something?"God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. I have done something," He replied. "I created you." ~The Animals’ Savior Copyright Jim Willis 1999

      • Inexplicable- says:

         who on earth are the 2 people who voted thumbs down? i would love to personally ask them the reason.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is a very interesting perspective on this saddening, depressing incident…

      It points to many unsavoury, disturbing aspects of life in the current Cayman Islands.

      Its an unfortunate history of the Cayman Islands that isn’t discussed very often and certainly not with ‘outsiders’ but it has been a part of Cayman’s past that pets have been poisoned to hurt or gain revenge on their owners for some grievance, whether real or perceived.

      Removing these dogs as protection for their owners property could also be a reason for this cruel act.

      The truth is, this perception of the Cayman Islands being a peaceful, idllyic place is a fantasy created to lure innocent visitors for short, lucrative stays.

      The Cayman Islands have always been a cold, cruel place for the people who live there and actions are now bearing out this truth in every aspect of Caymanian life.

      What a great pity !

  19. Libertarian says:

    Personal responsibility and keeping your pets on your property is a good thing, but when you have owners who allow their dogs roam about the place, creat litter, and become a nuisance or danger to passerbys along the street, and you make constant reports to the Police and nothing is done about it – then what? I have seen this happen over and over again. Irresponsible dog owners!  And… funny… they are the first ones to complain and cry how their dogs were poison!

    The fact is, in every community, you are just going to have people who will put matters in their own hands, people will get fed up, and yes… they will poison your dogs when they see them on their property or passing by it, or whenever they have the opportunity to get near your dog! 

    So… yes… it is sad that these dogs were brutally poisoned. But as for me, you may give me thumbs down, but I just can’t stand an irresponsible dog owner!

    CNS: Several comments note thatthese dogs were not allowed to roam and that the Gages were responsible owners.

    • anonymous says:

      You are ignorant, dog poisonings happen everywhere.  People’s dogs get poisoned in their own backyards and out on walks – even on leashes.  It’s near impossible to stop or prevent a dog from taking a morsel laced with poison.

      To those people who have had a pet poisoned, please don’t pay this ignoramus any attention.

      One day soon is my guess, that a child will one day become a victim.  Ever taken a toddler to the beach? 

      • Well Said says:

        If you are unable to prevent a child under your care from ingesting items they find in the street or on the beach then you are not fit to parent. 

         Assume some personal responsibility ffs and give up the victimhood.

        • Anonymous says:

          Are you suggesting that every parent who’s had a child ingest something they shouldn’t have is a bad parent?  By that rational, every parent who lets anything bad ever happen to their child is unfit!

          And are you suggesting that because a dog is a nuisance it is ok to poison it before even talking to the owners?

          I find many of my neighbors’ kids a nuisance, can I poison them?

          Wow, you’re an idiot!

    • Well Said says:

      Well said. 

      From reading the article I get the impression that the poison was left out in the neighbourhood rather than placed on the dog owners’ private property.  If the dogs had been under close supervision while out on neighbourhood walks (as they should be) the owners could have prevented them ingesting the poison.  Leeson to all dog owners to be found here, don’t make your animal a nuisance for others.

    • Sue says:

      CNS – you also forgot to mention that all the dogs had been spayed/neutered, were up-to-date on all shots, as well as well cared-for. Thanks for your comments.

    • Recently Enlightened says:

      So where were these dogs poisoned? Did someone place poisoned food within the perimeter of Gage’s home? If so that would be a boldfaced act and the person could be charged with criminal trespassing as well.

      Yes, several comments mentioned that the dogs were not roamers, so either they were tied up in the yard or the house is completely fenced to prevent them from leaving the confines of the property. I don’t see where the article mentions anything along those lines.

      So unless the poison was on the Gage’s property, the dogs would have to have went elsewhere to consume it. That sounds like roaming to me..

      • Anonymous says:

        "An owner of four dogs in Old Man Bay says her pets were poisoned after a dish of food laced with poison was left out for the animals in her yard."

        I didn’t have to look too far to answer that question.

        • Recently Enlightened says:

          Are we reading the same article? I’ve read and re-read the article. I don’t see where you are quoting from…

          • Anonymous says:

            It’s on the other news website, although judging from other comments I don’t know it this can be relied on?

      • Es stultior asino says:

        "An owner of four dogs in Old Man Bay says her pets were poisoned after a dish of food laced with poison was left out for the animals in her yard."

        Yuo are too dumb, maybe someone just poison you for roaming on these forums being a nuinance?

    • Voice of Many- says:

      Under NO circumstances does roaming deserve death by torture. Even in the case of an animal attacking a human, the animal should be humanely euthanized- it is just being an animal- it doesn’t have logic. Don’t you EVER want to catch up to the rest of the civilized world? How can such a nice people be so backwards in some areas?

    • Anonymous says:

      Whether the dogs were roaming or not does not give anyone the right to poison the animals.  What if a child had accidentally eaten the poison, what would you say then?  Oh, what a shame, irresponsible parents????!!!!


  20. Anonymous says:

    In order to catch a rat you need some cheese. Is any one willing to donate reward money? $10.00 per person. The money will go to the tipster. I would suggest $1000.00 

    • Ron Kipp says:

      Count me in for $100. Just tell me where to deposit the money.

      Ron Kipp

  21. Marc says:

    I know Samatha quite well, she is my neice and has been an animal lover since she was born. These animals were well cared for.

    They did NOT roam the property nor the neighbourhood. When she and her partner were working they were kept inside the home.The dogs were both supervised and well trained pets.

    This premeditated act defies logic. Unfortunately the planet is populated with those who are obviously wired wrongly and when they are caught the only solution is to be locked up until such time as their are deemed sane.

    The Cayman Islands is sparsely populated, someone will talk/brag and then the authorities will nail them.



  22. Anonymous says:

    These dogs were not roamers, they were looked after as a family and responsibly.  These were not dogs that worried anyone, so get your facts right.  These dogs were their children.  Some of the responses here just about sum up the standard Cayman response to dogs, which is a lack of responsibility.  A few of us had to witness the dogs suffering and the owners heartbreak over the past week.  Keep your inane comments to yourself!

    All thoughts with the Cages for this horrible event

    • samo says:

      how you know they weren’t roamers?

    • Sue says:

      We know these dogs weren’t roamers because many ofus know their owners and know they are responsible pet owners and responsible people in general. Two of their four dogs were taken in by them when they were no longer wanted or could be cared for by others.

  23. Anonymous says:

    I hope these individuals are caught and punished.  This is very sad and criminal.  My heart goes out to the family.

  24. truth hurts says:

    horrible for the animals as this is a very painfull way to die. i hate seeing abuse of any animal as they along with children are vulnerable in our world, and abuse in any form should be punished to fullest extent.

    i dont know particulars of these cases, but whomever would put poison on anothers property with the intention of harming an animal is a grotesque waste of oxygen.

    it should also be investigated if any of these animals ingested poison whilst ‘roaming’. if that is the case, the owners should be charged with keeping their dogs unleashed as well as being charged for animal cruelty and neglect.   

  25. A Guy says:

    I would not be allowed to post my true feelings for these turds posing as human beings on here. I would just like to express my sadness for the pet owners loses.

    Same thing happened to me years ago, and i would gladly feed the low life scum the same cocktail they fed my dog.

    May you die young and rot in hell.

    Happy New Year. 

  26. Anonymous says:

    Any of you ‘pet lovers at all cost’ ever hear about personal responsibility and keeping your pets on your property…….

    • Anonymous says:

       So not keeping your pets on property means its ok to poison them?? how about talking to the owners first? then, if the animals are still on your property call animal control, and let the owners be punished by having to pay a release fee to get their dogs back.  Why do the pets have to get punished?      

    • Es stultior asino says:

      SO are you ok if people starting poisoning children that parents let roam around.

      Mmmm ideas for Haloween, there are always gets roaming on my property that night

      Grow up and try reading the story the dogs were not roamers and the poisoned food was placed in their own yard

      • Anonymous says:

        To the poster Wed. 11:39 "El stultior asino " means you are more ,stupid than an ass and should really apply to you for hinting/ suggesting the poisoning of children roaming on your property at haloween.FYI the CNS post does not say that poisoned food was placed in the yard of the owners ,perhaps you heard or read that somewhere else.

    • anonymous says:

      …or else you’ll kill them???

      Any of you animal killers hear about communicating with the owners first?

    • Anonymous says:

      Any of you ‘kill pets at all cost’ ever hear about communication and trying to find an easier solution than say MURDER???

      You’re and idiot!

  27. Anonymous says:

    I wonder how difficult it can be for the DOA to maintain records of who it sells paraquat to.  Maybe the DOA does keep records, so perhaps there’s a way to identify possible sources.

    I’m not necessarily suggesting that the purchaser has deliberately poisoned food which dogs ate, but maybe someone has been less than careful with what – in agricultural terms – should be classed as a controlled drug.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Take a look at the history of violent serial killers.. they start by killing animals.. when that gets boring.. they step up a notch.

    It is important to find those responsible for this before it steps up a notch.

    Who would do this? A psychopath would. I hope that the police and others take this seriously.

    • anonymous says:

       If the RCIPS has a psychological profiler on staff, they may be ableto identify the perp. and prevent escalation of this crime to worse levels.

      • Rorschach says:

        Psychological profiler???  Are you kidding??  Haven’t you just recently heard the CoP state that a large portion of the RCIPS is ILLITERATE???  You think someone who has the qualifications to be a profiler is going to be associated with such a Mickey Mouse outfit….(sorry Mickey)…You will be luck if anyone in the RCIP can SPELL Psychological…

    • samo says:

      violent serial killers???  how about you start chaining your dog on keeping the animal on your property!

  29. Jess allen says:

    Whoever would do this to four helpless dogs is a despicable, heartless, disgusting human being!! I am so sorry Samm foryour loss, I know your puppies were like your children and your closest companions! My heart truly breaks for you. Hopefully the police find the loser scumbags who did this!!!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Would the government department who allows the importation of this dangerous substance like to comment on why paraquat continues to circulate in the Cayman Islands? It is obviously not remaining in the ‘responsible’ hands of those who have a need for it.  Are there not other weed killers that are just as effective but not so deadly?  Maybe we should ask the EU and countless other countries in the world who have banned Paraquat what they use. 


  31. Anonymous says:

    Whoever is doing this deserves all the evils of the world to fall upon them.. heaven forbid I ever find that person! This is so sad and my heart goes out for those people whose animals have been killed by this monster.

  32. Jennie says:

    My heart goes out to the Gages on the loss of their beautiful dogs.Losing any animal is heartbreaking but losing all four at the same time is devastating It’s hard to believe that any one could be so cruel lets hope we find the evil person who did this.

  33. Anonymous says:

    As a pet lover I breaks my heart as well as angers me to hear that such things continue to happen in Cayman. Everyone who has been here knows that this is not new and happen on a regular basis. As far as I know no one has ever beencaught poisoning pets in this country and I am not sure if they would be convicted were they caught.

    As with those who fight dogs, I am completely against it.