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Fierce pack of stray dogs wreaking fear on Virgin Gorda

- residents express safety concerns & call for swift action
Photo not of the actual dogs being referred to. Residents are calling for quick action against a ‘pack of stray dogs’ that has reportedly been killing animals on North Sound, Virgin Gorda. Photo: Internet Source
Residents of Virgin Gorda have been making their concerns known on social media about a ‘pack of stray dogs’ that has reportedly been killing animals on Virgin Gorda. Photo: Facebook
Residents of Virgin Gorda have been making their concerns known on social media about a ‘pack of stray dogs’ that has reportedly been killing animals on Virgin Gorda. Photo: Facebook
NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI- Fearing for the safety of especially children of the Robinson O'Neal Primary School, residents are calling for quick action against a "pack of stray dogs" that has reportedly been killing animals in North Sound, Virgin Gorda.

A parent of the North Sound school called our newsroom earlier today, November 4, 2019, on the matter and also directed us to a post on the Facebook page, Virgin Gorda Community Board.

Dog attack

Requesting not to be named, "because many people will want to jump down my throat for my position on this, which is that these dogs must be put down,” the parent alleged that last week she and her 9 year old son were attacked.

"One came running cunningly towards my son and I quickly realised that it was no pet play dog. As I assumed a defensive position it was like a demon thirsty for blood."

The woman further alleged that as she was brushing away the one dog several others came after them. "About four other fierce looking ones came out of nowhere and started charging towards us but thank God for this man who drove up to our rescue."

She expressed concern that her son told her the dogs frequent the school yard, especially when there are other animals around.

A similar concern was expressed by Michelle Zuber who made this desperate call on the BVI Community Board: "Who can I call for animal assistance? There are a wild pack of dogs in North Sound killing goats and cats and I’m concerned they might start attacking people. I have love for all animals but this is only going to get worse. I have only been here two weeks and have witnessed 3 attacks. This is right by Robinson O'Neal School. Also these dogs I see often in the school playground during school hours."

While stating that efforts are being made to reach ‘ARC’ which is familiar with this pack of dogs, she said, "Also if anyone knows of a contact at the school, this morning I saw them again in the school yard but he gate was closed, maybe there is a gap in the fence or hole in the ground. I am very concerned about the children. The police was not concerned when I called at 1 am."

‘Those dogs will attack people’

Several community-minded persons in the area quickly picked up on the matter and even tagged the District Representive, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley and Sister Islands Coordinator, Ms Sasha D.A. Flax.

According to North Sound resident Allington O. Creque aka ‘Gumption’, "Those dogs will attack people! The owner been warned many times. The police should get involved."

Several others indicated that the issue of aggressive stray dogs on the island is not isolated to the North Sound area. According to a Ms Ann Lennard, the re-emerging of the discussion beings back painful memories, "Wow. The matter of stray dogs is one I have spoken about before on multiple times. I lost a pet who was mauled to death by dogs in South Valley. Two years ago, my 78 year old step father was also charged while walking his dogs on a Handsome Bay Beach."

And like the mother who was attacked, Lennard said, "I know the animal rights people will come for me when I say this but this pack of dogs needs to be put down for the great[er] good of the community. I am surprised at the said response you said you received from the police."

29 Responses to “Fierce pack of stray dogs wreaking fear on Virgin Gorda”

  • strict 9 (04/11/2019, 13:54) Like (31) Dislike (11) Reply
    Ayo want me to send up 2 special sandwiches for them ???
    • Peaches (05/11/2019, 11:23) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
      You sound like a dog killer. You are accustom of poisoning dogs, eh?
  • Real Macoy (04/11/2019, 14:32) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    No animals should be loose in the public to attack or bother people.
    Anytime they attack me and my kids, I will surely do for them.
    If you cannot afford to take care of your pets, then you should carry them to the animal shelter in Tortola for adoption.
    • Greg (09/11/2019, 10:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      All dogs are supposed to be on a leash, period. If they were anywhere else like in the states, they would be hit with a fine and responsible for any injuries they inflict on people and other animals. Here in the BVI, they allow their pets to roam freely with no care to people or their so called loved pets. When pets roam into other peoples property because they were not leashed, and get poisoned, it is the owners fault, plain and simple. People have rat poison in their yards to keep out vermin. If you allow your pets to be uncontrolled, that's your punishment when your pet dies. Respect people!
  • paul (04/11/2019, 14:44) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    Give them a sausage.
  • lol (04/11/2019, 14:58) Like (11) Dislike (10) Reply
    Good target practice for the police
  • asking for a friend (04/11/2019, 15:16) Like (7) Dislike (36) Reply
    where is the action man Vincent?
  • Welsah (04/11/2019, 15:21) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is serious. My neighbors have their Pitbul dog loose roaming on people property. Then there is this one who have like 5 dogs making noise in your head. The dogs chase after some children in my yard. The owners are slack.
  • So true (04/11/2019, 15:32) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Wow just give them a nice bone well fix up since the owners cant controll them
  • VIlander (04/11/2019, 15:43) Like (13) Dislike (10) Reply
    Shoot them.
  • Hmmm (04/11/2019, 16:05) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    I wonder which one party is in those teeth says a lot
  • Dogs (04/11/2019, 16:15) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    Some of the garden shops in and around road town sell plant product that is very good for these dogs . You can sprinkle it on food and feed them .they would be temporarily incapacitated so they can be easily restrain. Thats one of the easiest way to capture them



  • OO seven (04/11/2019, 18:14) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who is responsible for animal control in this territory especially dogs??
  • Dolly olly (04/11/2019, 19:15) Like (13) Dislike (22) Reply
    Stray dogs no one bin bitting whats the complaint..pick up a rock an stop being some north sounds pussy cats my lord lol
  • Oaka wonka noaby (04/11/2019, 19:21) Like (22) Dislike (7) Reply
    She say the was like demon dogs. Them really have to be some resident evil dogs.
  • US (04/11/2019, 20:05) Like (8) Dislike (11) Reply
    The owners of the dogs is the ones to go after not the dogs. You all see a dog, you panic and the dog sense your fear and they will attack. You see a dog comming towards you, you act like you are picking up a rock and the dog will run off.
  • hahaa (04/11/2019, 21:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lolol just give them some raw meat dawgggg
  • Honestly (04/11/2019, 22:26) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    I am more afraid of the humans walking around than the stray dogs.
  • Watching on. (05/11/2019, 08:41) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Up long trench has two pit bulls that are always loose,one charged after me while walking home, if I get attacked I'm killing it.
    • if but (05/11/2019, 09:43) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      That's if they don't kill you first!
    • Greg (05/11/2019, 15:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      People on here talking about the poor dogs. Yes, but You don’t want to be attacked. You better carry some SPECIAL meat with you. Better them than you, a human being.
  • Not funny (05/11/2019, 10:06) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    These stray dogs are dangerous. I know of a lady who almost got mauled by about 8 of them right in the vicinity of One Mart. Something needs to be done about these dogs.
  • K-9 (05/11/2019, 11:59) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    But they're "Belongers" "Born here"
  • north sound (05/11/2019, 12:33) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The goats is a problem too have no owner until u catch them
  • Trying to figure this one out. (05/11/2019, 22:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why are they patrolling the only the school area. Stray dogs frequent where they get food. Where is the school's gate? Has the principal or other teachers made reports?
  • problem (07/11/2019, 07:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    So this happens when someone decides to get a dog without knowing anything about dog ownership. Owning a pet comes with responsibilities. People get fed up with having to feed it, take it for a walk, develop a relationship with dog etc, so they just abandon it somewhere. Ever wonder why there is a sign (or used to be) posted at the entrance to the VG dump about not dumping pets? If we don’t want this, them we should fund ARC, help them catch strays (cats and dogs) to be neutered. if you want to own a pet dog or cat, then it must be chipped, so those who abandon them can be held responsible.
  • NezRez (09/11/2019, 10:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    We have problems with cows, goats, sheep, cats that belong to people. These owners are the most disrespectful people I have ever seen. They should all be fined and sued for damages to our properties!


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