Sometimes in the Cayman Islands, pets occasionally do go missing. However, with the help of the community, shelters and voluntary organisations, pets often turn up safe and sound. Remember that animals are scared of a variety of different outside stimuli such as fireworks, so their natural instinct is to run away. Be sure to monitor your pets during firework displays or other activities with loud noises.
Lost pets are usually picked up by either the Humane Society, C.A.R.E., One Dog At A Time or the Department of Agriculture, so they should be your first point of contact. The Humane Society will email its members as well as post messages on their Facebook page to help you look for your pet, or to advise if they have picked up a missing animal.
Canine Friends (Tel: (345) 925 3990) rescues dogs from dangerous situations and places them with a good foster home.
If you find an injured wild animal, you can take it to Island Veterinary Services who will nurse it back to health. They appreciate donations for this service (which they offer for free). They don’t, however, have enough staff for pick-ups. All charities and veterinarians will email members and post messages on their social media pages to help find lost pets.
Department of Agriculture (DOA)
The best thing to do is to go to the DOA and look for your animal. Visiting hours: Monday–Friday 12pm–1pm and 3.30pm–4.30pm. If animals are not claimed within seven days, they will either be put up for adoption or sadly be put to sleep.