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Dogs allegedly being poisoned in Brewers Bay

-Suspects to be named to RVIPF
The Brewers Bay Action Committee (BBAC) was reportedly informed that at least seven dog poisoning incidents have occured over the last four months in the Brewers Bay area. Two of the dogs were allegedly poisoned while on their owners’ property. Photo: Provided
Pups now motherless. Their mother was allegedly poisoned in late April 2013 in Brewers Bay. Photo: Provided
Pups now motherless. Their mother was allegedly poisoned in late April 2013 in Brewers Bay. Photo: Provided
BREWERS BAY, Tortola, VI - The Brewers Bay Action Committee (BBAC) and the Brewers Bay Neighbourhood Crime Watch (NCW) have been dubbed among the best in the Territory when it comes to developing strategies and implementing them to combat criminal activities in their community. Now today they are up against another fight- to catch and stop the criminal activity of cruelty to animals.

This is a pre-existing situation that has risen its ugly head once again in the Brewers Bay community where it is suspected that person/s are poisoning dogs in the area. And as they are credited for their swift and strategic movements, BBAC and the NCW have identified suspects who they intend to name to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) today, May 8, 2013.

In a telephone interview with President of BBAC Mr Claude Rymer, Virgin Islands News Online was told that the situation is being viewed as a very serious crime against animals and are taking serious measures to ensure that justice is served. He said it is the firm belief that the poisoning of the dogs was a deliberate act.

“Indeed it is a deliberate act because it has happened repeatedly and this is the 2nd wave within two years,” said Mr Rymer. He said the committees they have positively identified persons who they suspect to be the ones poisoning the dogs and their names will be turned over to the RVIPF today.

The joint bodies had issued a press release strongly condemning the recent incidences of dog poisoning in the Brewers Bay area. It stated that executive memberr of BBAC Mrs Noreen Callwood-Lewis had said that since December, despite the fact that only two incidents have been officially reported to the Police Department, BBAC was informed that at least seven dog poisoning incidents had extend over the last four months in the area of Brewers Bay. Two of the dogs were poisoned while on their owners’ property. It continued that the most recent incident occured on April 27, 2013 where a rescue dog that had just given birth was poisoned.

Suspicious substances were reportedly subsequently found in an area where not only animals but children would be in danger, the press release stated. All of the other dogs were apparently poisoned when they ventured out to the bay side with their owners or on their own for a short while, the two bodies have speculated.

BBAC said it is committed to the eradication of such cruelty and the preservation of a safe and wholesome environment where persons can walk their dogs and children can play without any fear of harm. "We don’t know what type of substance is being used but we have been advised to be extremely careful when handling dead animals as certain substances can be hazardous to humans,” Mrs Lewis stated.

According to the release, vice President of BBAC Clement Donovan said he has been a victim of this "current wave of attacks" and strongly condemns this level of callousness. “This is not the first time I have lost dogs to poisoning in Brewers Bay. The only way that we can stop this type of senseless killing is by being vigilant, report any suspicious activity and send a strong message that we are not going to tolerate this anymore. If persons can be this cruel to animals, then humans are next on the ladder,” he said.

Chairman of the Brewers Bay Neighborhood Watch Geoff Brooks has reportedly enlisted the support of his team to be on the lookout and to report any unusual or suspicious activity in the village and surrounding neighbourhood for the perpetrator or perpetrators of these crimes. He is urging individuals who have any information concerning these incidences to report it to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force through their three-digit non-emergency number 311.

The RVIPF has reportedly been notified of the latest incidences and has pledged to assist.

The committee is calling on the Department of Agriculture and other relevant agencies to address this matter not just for the Brewers Bay but other communities in the Territory as it relates to the Law on cruelty to animals.

57 Responses to “Dogs allegedly being poisoned in Brewers Bay”

  • x factor (08/05/2013, 08:14) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    oh no..wicked
  • Wicked (08/05/2013, 08:28) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    My goodness All you got problems down there in Brewers Bay , when it ain't thieving , poles cut down middle of night , cow burry on beach lol. You got your hands full mr. Rymer. Hope you all find that prick who is responsible.
    • People (08/05/2013, 12:09) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      Such a lovely dog...who could be so hartless?
    • Resident evil (08/05/2013, 14:15) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      I agree. then give him some of his own medicine..he he heh e
      • BAD MAN (09/05/2013, 04:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        You do not blame the mountain for being too high when the pilot crashes his plane into it.
  • Maxwell (08/05/2013, 08:38) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    People here don't care for animals. They are heartless. I admire the war our white expatriates care for their animals. They treat them as part of the family. They live in their homes and are cared for like family.
    • To Maxwell (08/05/2013, 10:43) Like (10) Dislike (25) Reply
      This is an ignorant statement. why would you bring in race into this disscussion. That is why we cannot ressolve anything in the BVI because we bring in either politicts or race into every issue.
      • Maxwell (08/05/2013, 13:28) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
        I was simply drawing a distinction between white people in general care about their pets and threat them compare to others who simply see their dogs in particular as a pet and have it tied to a tree outside the hope. I was in no way using the rase card or bashing whites. You obviously misundertood the point I was trying to make by this comparison. The fact still remains that the majority of us as BVIlsnader treat our pets far worse that white people do. This is my personal opinion. Do a survey and I will be proven correct.
    • To maxwell too (08/05/2013, 13:42) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      How do you know the race of the perpertrator(s)?
    • U r genius (10/05/2013, 07:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Maxwell, that is really true! I agree....taking care of pitbulls to be used for gambling purposes. Good example is the american football star...i did not say any race.
  • A. Fahie (08/05/2013, 08:43) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    WOW it's impossible
    • fish (08/05/2013, 12:11) Like (3) Dislike (19) Reply
      maybe dem had a good reason to do this evil
      • WTF (08/05/2013, 14:17) Like (0) Dislike (9) Reply
        Yeh, maybe they have an acute case of dogphobia...or dem farid dem catch rabies..who the hell knows..a case for jessica fletcher...murder she wrote
    • Shara Parlin (08/05/2013, 12:25) Like (3) Dislike (15) Reply
      They harping about helping dogs stay alive while they do not even care about humans....strupppsss
      • foxy (08/05/2013, 12:57) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      • one eye (08/05/2013, 19:25) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        I agree with you shara and I can see brews bay from my house
      • The other side ... (12/05/2013, 16:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Shara ... because someone cares about animals does not mean they do not care about humans. In fact, you will usually find it be just the opposite. Those who care for animals are compassionate people who care about the well being of ALL living creatures. If our kids learn compassion and respect for all living things early in life they are more likely to grow up to be wonderful, compassionate adults who care about their fellow man.
    • ... (09/05/2013, 09:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      (this is the first time you have said anything other than "WOW!") speak up more.
  • strict 9 (08/05/2013, 09:03) Like (10) Dislike (37) Reply
    Keep your dogs on a leash at all times and they wont be given any sandwiches.
    • Village Girl (08/05/2013, 12:14) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      One weeks its cows and horses dying the pari farm now its dog getting poisoned…what a bad Oman on this land!!!
      • Hmm (08/05/2013, 14:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Seems like d bvi aint like animals one gunter mussy rolling in she grave
    • high hope (08/05/2013, 12:33) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      Seems like a killer is grasping at straws
      • Training Day (08/05/2013, 14:18) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
        maybe dem practising fuh somethng much larger...hope tis not a nother Jim Jones like down in guyna
  • dog (08/05/2013, 09:14) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    you ppl sick deman
  • denise (08/05/2013, 10:18) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    the people who did this going to hell
    • True (08/05/2013, 14:24) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      True, n plus all dogs go to heaven! but seriously this evil must not be condoned. don't even wanna think if it was dog betty.
  • ann (08/05/2013, 12:06) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    DPP's office must address tis
  • skaman (08/05/2013, 12:28) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    Heartless and cruel..a nation is judged by the way it's people treat their animals. I hope they find and jail the real "animals"..
  • george w. touch (08/05/2013, 12:29) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    this is nothing new..they do this to dogs, goats, chickens etc..people are just crazy
  • pat (08/05/2013, 12:41) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    For those who didn't notice look at thoes puppies in the second pic I cried
    • the real pat (09/05/2013, 09:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      if you want to use "Pat" then use "Pat 2" to distinguish. but there is ALREADY A PAT!!
  • NEVER NEVER (08/05/2013, 12:54) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    why would people still do this
  • vi (08/05/2013, 13:14) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
    this does not look good at all for the bvi as a first class place to live and do business know them white peopl love their pets.
  • dogmatic (08/05/2013, 14:15) Like (0) Dislike (14) Reply
    Ayo giving away dem pups? I need one pls
  • Curious (08/05/2013, 14:27) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    Now if dem find these ppl who doing this..what can b d possible punishmnt ppl. i want know
  • Ironic! (08/05/2013, 14:28) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    How interesting dis wen them moving a law to have canine dept!
  • Colour is not the issue! (08/05/2013, 15:06) Like (11) Dislike (20) Reply
    White, black, purple or pink, it does not matter. Cruelty and abuse against of any of God's creatures is inexusable. If an individual is cruel hearted enough to inflict this sort of extreme pain to a living being, the chances are strong that he or she would also have little trouble doing so to their fellow man if a situation with which they did not agree arose. Do we want our kids to grow up thinking this way of resolving a problem is okay?? We may not all agree on how pets should be cared for and we have a choice to have one or not ... but we do NOT have the right to kill the pets of others just because we are displeased with their behaviour. There is a BETTER, humane and civilized way to resolve our differences people – let’s use the brains God gave us instead of acting like violent barbarians who don’t know any better!!
  • Moodindigo (08/05/2013, 16:00) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    The sad thing will be if a child comes in contact with the poison. It can kill a small child just as easy!
  • Fan (08/05/2013, 16:16) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    look at those sweet puppies gosh man
  • mary j (08/05/2013, 16:35) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    the BVI is at the stage where there is no regard for man, animal or country!! i cry for my country
  • apple pie (08/05/2013, 19:35) Like (3) Dislike (5) Reply
    Animals are being treated horrible in the BVI...
  • bvi (08/05/2013, 20:53) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    I would love to adopt one of those pups. And yes, I am a bvislander who love cats and dogs. I have a male german sheppard already, plus 2 other dogs.
  • . (08/05/2013, 22:52) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    another one bites the dust
  • Not again (09/05/2013, 04:12) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
  • Digital (09/05/2013, 06:26) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Just put a camera on your pet the next time you let him or her out to roam the neighborhood.
    • Hmm.. (09/05/2013, 07:56) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      How about not letting the pets "roam" as you say through the neighborhood running up on strangers, filthing in neighbors yards etc.. Some BVI dog owners are too inconsiderate. In the US you have to walk your dogs daily, BVI dog owners walk their dogs by unleashing them at night and letting them do their business in the neighbors yard. It is impossible that you can have a dog and not wonder why you have not had to clean up any dog s**t. Where do you think the dog is doing their business? Also in public your dog has to be on a leash. Some dog owners here walk with their dogs unleashed and the dog runs up on you and all they tell you is "don't worry he will not bite" What kinda BS is that? For that reason I stopped going to Brewers Bay Beach for years now. Because some owners think when you are on the beach it is ok to allow their dog to run unleashed while you are sitting on the beach knocking sand on you or taking up stuff from your area and they they come handing you some slobber filled item back saying sorry. Some people don't want no dog sniffing them, licking them etc.. I avoid there like the plague I rather go Long Bay.....
      • Detective (09/05/2013, 08:37) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
        I have great reasons to believe you are the one poisoning the dogs! Book em Dano!
        • Guest (09/05/2013, 08:59) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
          I have great reason to believe you are the product of inbredding. Because I state the obvious?? Please...I have not been down that area in years, the road is too narrow, there is no parking and the pets roaming free on the beach. Futhermore I don't blame the pets I blame the owners, the pets don't know better, the owners do...
  • pic (10/05/2013, 11:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Better the dogs dead, than the goats on jost van dykes ,we can eat goats, but you dont hear them comment on that. talk that KILL ALL ROAMING DOGS U WANT DOGS KEEP THEM IN YOUR YARD OR HOUSE WITH YOU
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