Rough, rough for the dogs
SEVERAL DOGS which were rescued from a St Michael home will have to be put down.
Police summoned a team from the Animal Control Centre to the house at Bank Hall during their search for a missing elderly man.
Animal Control officer Peter Belgrave told the Barbados Nation they removed 30 dogs from the house and impounded 26. The others were given to family members who indicated they would look after the animals.
“The conditions in which they were found were not the best. That is one of the reasons why they were removed,” Belgrave said.
“Some of them definitely will be euthanised because they were in poor condition. You can imagine they would have been inter-breeding, some of them would have had ectoparasites, which basically means ticks and fleas. Some of them are infested with mange.”
He said a decision would be made on the remaining animals.
The alarm was raised when the family of the elderly man went to look for him after not seeing him for several days.
“I was calling him and I ain’t hear him, so I called his sister and told her I was calling him and I ain’t hear him. I saw him Monday night; I don’t know if they reported him missing this morning but I ain’t hear him,” a neighbour said.
One of his sisters said she feared her brother had died in the house, but he was not there.
Acting police public relations officer Acting Station Sergeant Michael Blackman said no official missing person’s notice was filed. ( SAT)
THE DOGS had ticks, fleas and mange. ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER Peter Belgrave (left) loading some of the dogs on to a truck.
THIRTY DOGS were removed from this home at Bank Hall, St Michael.