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2 dogs die after allegedly eating poisoned meat on Tortola

A dog that died of poisoning (not on Tortola). Photo: MySpace/File
Chickens that were reportedly poisoned in the Baughers Bay area in April 2017. Photo: Provided
Chickens that were reportedly poisoned in the Baughers Bay area in April 2017. Photo: Provided
MOUNT HEALTHY, Tortola, VI- Two dogs were reportedly poisoned this weekend in the Mount Healthy area of Tortola, according to reports reaching this news site.

The caller to our newsroom pointed us to a BVI Community Board’s (Facebook) post to verify their reports.

According to the source the alleged acts were inhumane and should be discouraged.

“Two dogs dead this morning from poisoning in the Mt Healthy/Brewer's area. At least three piles of poisoned meat were placed with 6 inches of the public road. One pile was on the public road where I walk my dogs. I was walking with two dogs this morning as I do almost every morning. I keep my dog on a leash. Not bothering anyone. Both ingested poison. One died. We don't have a stray animal problem in this area, so I have to believe this is just the work of a future serial killer. Lock your doors, Tortola!” a post on Facebook by a Stacey Olson on January 13, 2018 stated.

Efforts to reach Ms Olson; however, proved futile.

Police Information Officer Diane L. Drayton also did not respond to our queries on the reports at the time of publication.

Last week our newsroom received reports and calls about cats and chickens being poisoned in Luck Hill on the main island of Tortola. Earlier this week we also got calls and photos about chickens and cats being poisoned in Baughers Bay.

Poisoning of animals an ongoing issue

It was in April 2017 that this news site had reported that chickens and cats were being poisoned in the area of Baughers Bay. Persons had also expressed concern that there are residential homes in the area with young children who play outside.

One parent was concerned if children were to touch the poison and it ended up in their mouths what possible effects it could have.

When asked if the cats and chickens were stray animals, we were told many of them were privately owned.

It was June 2016 that Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) announced in the House of Assembly a strategic Feral Animal Control Management Plan to target roaming cattle, stray dogs, wild cats and chickens.

It is unclear whether the latest poisoning of animals on Tortola had anything to do with the Feral Animal Control Management Plan.

33 Responses to “2 dogs die after allegedly eating poisoned meat on Tortola”

  • .... (15/01/2018, 18:05) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    People blood hot
  • killer (15/01/2018, 18:07) Like (7) Dislike (55) Reply
    Keep them out of my yard
  • good (15/01/2018, 18:44) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    There is some by the garage sugar mill road need to get some of that cause they almost in the road. please someone look into it, people need to walk the road freely.
  • if if if (15/01/2018, 18:53) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    they can do it to the animals what can't they do to you and me. whatever you have done to God 's possessions you have done to the Lord. Sheer wickedness. If no food or assistance had come to the BVI right after the hurricane maybe we might have eaten some of these same animals.Remember other incidents can come upon us .God doesn't like ugly
  • Concerned (15/01/2018, 19:06) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Poisoning dogs i not the way to get them under control controling their actions their piles left on others property and most of all the barking Is the duty of the owners. Complaints should be followed up by police and after a number (3?) the dogs removed and if proper homes cannot be found euthanized. If an owner has had complaints on subsequent dogs, they should no longer be allowed to have dogs. People do not realize that a dog that does not bark when they are home, often barks all day when alone. Properly trained dogs can be controled to not bark incessently That is an owners problem and his/her obligation. If you cannot control, do not have them.
  • Oh yeah (15/01/2018, 19:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    There were two more in Huntums Ghut.
  • oops (15/01/2018, 19:35) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    Kill me dog I will kill your cat
  • Dick n harry (15/01/2018, 20:04) Like (0) Dislike (12) Reply
    Funny funny funny!!! Maybe Irma did it lol wid she pest control
  • Captain Hook (15/01/2018, 20:23) Like (2) Dislike (11) Reply
    Them worthless folks who are killing these animals will pay someday......I bet alot of them eat scattos...smh
  • SMH (15/01/2018, 21:09) Like (11) Dislike (7) Reply
    Reason to why the BVI would take awhile to get back up!! Ppl we aint going to get anybody? Ya’ll sickening....if a cat 5 hurricane cant change us then what will!?? My ppl you have a rude awakening. Sad to say but its the truth. Good night!!
  • dddd (15/01/2018, 21:27) Like (9) Dislike (13) Reply
    That IS why Tortola/Devils Island IS going to sink with all You evil people soon. Why poison innocent animals. The same fate those animals met, You are going to met the same fate soon but by the hands of another humain. I wish the rich people would take over That Island and run all You evil useless F #: Kers off That Island.
  • food (15/01/2018, 21:34) Like (10) Dislike (12) Reply
    Dirty bâtards claim they dont hâve money to hardly eat but they can find money to get méat and poison to kill innocent animals. Let Someone poison m'y dog. The whole Island Will pay the prince.
  • wize up (15/01/2018, 22:42) Like (3) Dislike (13) Reply
    keep your pet under your control at all times: I tell you if it’s a white dog owner you will Police action
  • Pissed (15/01/2018, 23:23) Like (6) Dislike (14) Reply
    One set of evil ugly people on this Island. The hurricane was for the evil things thèse people hère IS doing. You who poison those dogs IS going to suiffer real bad. A tsunami IS going to come in the middle of the night without warning and wash all You evil ugly people away. F $ ' ; ing set of stupid homemade sin looking people. I agree, i hope the rich white people Take everything away from You all. At least they dont treat innocent animals the way You dumb Island do.
    • wize up (16/01/2018, 03:30) Like (9) Dislike (12) Reply
      @ pissed: a number of you chaps come to BVI and bent on doing as they please and we should keep our mouth shut: had you dog been in it’s right place none of this would have happen(talk that)..new-flash; Irma already did that job so you need to wake up and live(some the same folk already run gone; take the Insurence money and skip town) let me say this without any racism or prejudice: most of them same folks had to come here to the dumb island to make what they have: most of them had nothing were they are from they were not even given an opportunity to conduct business in their country (thank God for this little place where most of our political leadership flip at the site of money).....run get your mask and handgun!!!!!! You sick peace of sh!T(I have no where to run and I stand firm) talk talk !!!!!!
    • hah (16/01/2018, 07:29) Like (23) Dislike (4) Reply
      You are worse than the people that killed those animals. Your poisoned tongue and ill wishes towards people show that you’re just another dirty scum bag.
  • Brunn (16/01/2018, 00:00) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let me tell you the flip side of the story. Owners allow their animals to run wild on beaches, private yards etc. I own no animals, yet my yard is being destroyed over and over by my neighbors animals. I cannot fence my entire property, and shouldn’t have to. There are cows, goats, dogs, cats and chickens that venture in and destroy and poop all over. Speaking to the neighbors is futile. I really hate the owners and I for one can understand people’s frustration, but killing the poor animals who do not know better is cruel. A lot of pet owners have no respect
  • action (16/01/2018, 07:01) Like (12) Dislike (13) Reply
    Typical Tortola, That IS why You all are suffering and Will continue to suiffer. I Will give a animal a plate of food and water Before i give it to You ungrateful evil people. Why ? Because the animal Will be thankful and not stab me in the back while he/she IS eating the food. Now That the hurricane passed You all are right Back to the evil dirty ways.
  • REM (16/01/2018, 07:16) Like (3) Dislike (14) Reply
    Dog Killers/killer When You sit down to hâve a meal be it home or out start thinking if You are going to keel over like the dogs You poison did. Karma IS.something else. You are going to suffer for what You did to those innocent dogs.
  • Corn (16/01/2018, 07:40) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    @Wize up, You are starting to look like the only fly in the bowl of milk.
  • Disgusted (16/01/2018, 09:22) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
    So disgusted with the behaviour of the people on this Island. Evil, monsters, ignorant, dumb, lack of common sensé, rude and a whole lot More. I would rather listen to a barking dog than listen to thèse evil horrible talking people. The Word is bone not boone, horse not hoss, fork not fark. Car not Caw.
  • Love my dog (16/01/2018, 13:49) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Growing up on this Island, I hâve seen the cruel and inhumane way some people treat animals. I have seen people had a litter of puppies and they would keep the males, put the females in a sack and throw them in the sea to drown. I have a wonderful stray that i took in 2 years ago.If Someone harm m'y dog, that will be the day Tortola get 5 inches of show.
  • 8th district gyal (16/01/2018, 15:34) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pet Owners, please try your utmost to keep your pets safe. This is so sad.
  • Animal Lover (16/01/2018, 20:07) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Keep you pets off other people's property and they will be fine. That is what I do. It's not rocket science
  • lisa (17/01/2018, 12:06) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    So they are putting animals over humans? If you love them so much, contain them and stop allowing them to run free to destroy other people’s property. Cows and goats do mass destruction to our gardens and farms, and you think we must be sympathetic to you? You have some nerve! And by the way, once they come in peoples yards, you are responsible for your pets life not anyone but YOU!!! So stop blaming people and Do you job to protect them. If you haven’t gotten it through those thick skulls of yours, it’s the law to contain your animals and again, the government won’t enforce it. I see cows and goats and dogs all over, so I know the officials see them but don’t care so why should we innocent property owners who try to keep our homes pretty.
  • OUTRAGED (17/01/2018, 17:50) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hung my laundry up this afternoon and those damn cows AGAIN came in had my clothes on the ground, full of dirt and shit, yeah, I feel no sympathy for those who allow their rouge animals to succumb to whatever YOU allow them to get into. I’m fed up and will take action. I have no water, electricity and soap to waste. This is war!
  • Ghandi (19/01/2018, 09:25) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    You can tell a lot about a country by the way its oeople treat their animals.
  • Brenda (22/01/2018, 18:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    @Ghandi...you can tell a lot about a country by the way they treat people and put animals above them. If pet owners want respect for their animals, then you should respect people’s property and control your animals and clean up after them. It swings both ways you know.


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