Law firm helps transfer puppies to safety

| 18/08/2014

(CNS): With the local Humane Society bursting at the seams and struggling to cope with the numbers of abandoned and stray animals in Grand Cayman, a local law firm has used the cash from its charity fundraising days to send thirteen puppies and dogs rescued locally overseas to help ease the pressure. The news comes in the wake of serious concerns about packs of wild abandoned dogs roaming West Bay attacking pets in the community. Although the reports caused outrage in the community and the Department of Agriculture has said it will be dealing with the pack, the dogs involved were still roaming the neighbourhood throughout the weekend.

However, working in partnership with Canine Friends, Appleby (Cayman) is at least doing something to address what is now a serious problem, funding the relocation of the animals to Pets Alive Westchester in Elmsford, New York.

Five dogs — Declan, Douglas, Daisy, Dillon and Dexter — were sent to the no-kill shelter and are ready to start the rest of a happy life overseas, according to Tracey Goldie, a member of the Feline Friends committee, parent organisation of Canine Friends.

Alice, Horton, Jo-Jo, Mayzie McGrew and Sam-I-Am, who were born to rescued dog Brinkley about nine weeks ago and have been living in Goldie’s house, were transferred over the weekend. They were joined by Darius, Davidoff and Dimitri, who were rescued in July and were suffering badly from malnourishment.

Animal welfare is one of three primary areas that Appleby is supporting this year through its Charity Day.

“The safety and well-being of domestic animals is important to our staff,” said Bryan Hunter, Managing Partner of the Cayman office. “We are delighted to see that the donated funds have already been put to good use and that the puppies are well on their way to finding new homes thanks to our help.”

Canine Friends was established in 2012 and has since rescued 103 puppies and adult dogs from the Department of Agriculture. Canine Friends has also facilitated the transfer of over 300 dogs to no-kill centres in the United States and Canada, such as Pets Alive Westchester.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much Appleby!!! The work that Canine Friends do, with so very little, is absolutely awesome and beyond compare! Thank you to everyone at Canine Friends for all your hard and often thankless work!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am impressed by this. I will now use Appleby (Cayman) Ltd. as my lawyers.

  3. pmilburn says:

    Kudos to these folks for all their help BUT we as a country need to step up to the plate and educate or prosecute these people who are causing the problems in the first place.

  4. Anonymous says:

    As a charity, donations by firms such as Appleby to Canine Friend are essential to enable this marvelous organisation rescue  the 100's of animals a year that eventually find the love and happiness they deserve.  This is a very small band of volunteers that achieve a great deal and over 300 animals finding their forever homes in such a small amount of time is extremely impressive.  Way to go Canine Friends and such generous benefactors like Appleby.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Yay! GO APPLEBY!!!!