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4 dogs put down following vicious attacks- Police

January 16th, 2023 | Tags: dogs attacks vicious injured euthanised RVIPF police
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) says it ordered four dogs euthanised over the weekend, following incidents of each either injuring persons, or maiming or killing livestock. Photo: www.etsy.com/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) says it ordered four dogs euthanised over the weekend, following incidents of each either injuring persons, or maiming or killing livestock.

It said the latest in a series of dog attacks was on Saturday, January 14, 2023, in Pleasant Valley where a neighbour’s dog entered an adjacent property and bit the foot of a guest of the property owner. The property owner reported that the dog, which is unregistered, had been seen off-leashed in the neighbourhood and had been on his property in the past.

The owner of the dog was subsequently reported for having an unregistered dog and warned of prosecution in relation to injuries sustained to the victim, the RVIPF stated in a press release today, January 16, 2023.

SCB dogs had injured tenants- RVIPF

It said the three other dogs owned by a Sea Cows Bay resident were also unregistered and had, on several occasions, attacked and injured tenants residing on his property in addition to killing livestock in the area.

“The RVIPF is reminding dog owners of this undesirable outcome should dangerous animals be allowed to roam the neighbourhood freely and without restraint,” the press release stated.

The Pounds and Livestock Brands Act, 2004 makes provision for any animal found straying in a public place or trespassing on any private land to be captured and impounded. The Dogs (Prevention of Injury to Person, Livestock and Poultry) Act, 2001 further states that officers are in right to destroy, either by shooting or put down in some other manner which will cause as little pain as possible, any dangerous dog.

Dog owners, according to the RVIPF, are reminded of their responsibility to secure these animals, so they are not a danger to the public or to livestock. Owners must also register their dogs with the Department of Agriculture and place the ID registration tags on the collar of the dog.

22 Responses to “4 dogs put down following vicious attacks- Police”

  • Lawless (16/01/2023, 16:34) Like (39) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some people should NOT have pets . If you really look at some owners, half of them can't even take care of themselves muchless a dog. I am tired of seeing people mistreat their own pets. Some of you like to brag how good your dogs guard your homes....but,its the same owners who neglect to feed their pets. I know one up country who don't even give his dogs water or food daily, but fast to say how the dogs are good watchman. What a sick set of mf'ers
    • Greg (20/01/2023, 22:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes, I agree. These people claim to love their pets so much but don't look out for their well-being of food, water, and shelter. Have you noticed how many lost animal posters are listed? If these animals were humans, the owners would be charged with child neglect because who would allow their beloved child just wander away and maybe not be seen again, poisoned, or badly injured? If this is how they treat their family members, they should not own pets.
  • Sick ms (16/01/2023, 16:36) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    That one from sea cows bay has been a menace for too long.
  • L mo (16/01/2023, 16:37) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gotta b Reeky dorgs
  • one eye (16/01/2023, 17:17) Like (1) Dislike (25) Reply
    Free the Drew Free the dogs
  • Hold them accountable (16/01/2023, 17:37) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    The owners of vicious dogs and livestock must be jailed in these instances. For instance, the gentleman in Fahie Hill with the cows that destroy so many folks property in the neighborhood, he needs to be held accountable.
    • @Hold them accountable (16/01/2023, 19:06) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      I wonder if you're talking about the person that have the cows looking starve out that MS need a kick ass
      • @@Hold them accountable (17/01/2023, 09:18) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
        If that is true that is animal abuse on the owner's part. Cows should not look starved out and malnourished. That means he can not care for them properly. Authorities need to intervene in all cases where the owners are not taking care of their animals and securing them.
        • time will tell (17/01/2023, 13:33) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          Is there a law that gives the authorities the right to do that?
  • Madussa (16/01/2023, 17:40) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    What about the IDIOT OWNER of the Big Black cow and her calf roaming, crapping, and destroying people's property and plants coming down Josiah's Bay road all the way to the beach. He won't have them much longer since he knows good and well what they are doing. If any person cannot fence in their animals, they should not own them, letting them loose on the general public and causing big damage. Everyone from the top to the bottom should take pictures and press charges. The IRRESPONSIBLE IDIOTS will pay in court! They are the worst disrespectful neighbors I have ever seen.
  • I wonder (16/01/2023, 17:49) Like (13) Dislike (5) Reply
    If them put them down with a lethal AstraZeneca dose
  • Yes (16/01/2023, 18:35) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    Great job, RVIPF.
  • Not bad dogs bad owners (16/01/2023, 22:11) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    If these dogs had a caring owner they would be alive. What penalties are the owners facing having caused assault, destruction of property and murder of their 'pet'? Chain the dog up! Is the official answer. Absolutely heartless to treat animals like these, i can picture one skinny sole sleeping next to his pooh never let of his chain shivering in the rain with nothing in an endless miserable existence, why torture animals like this? Some BVI owners should be barred from owning dogs, definately when the police kill their animal, yet time and time again its the dog not the owner that is seen as the problem.
  • Unvaxx 4eva (17/01/2023, 01:39) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    Alot of y'all is being put down who took those poisonous vaccine also.
  • animal Friendly (17/01/2023, 02:59) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    the people that's out here poisoning other people family members (dogs) needs putting down as well. You Must Stop It!
    • @animal Friendly (17/01/2023, 10:34) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why are you family members roaming the streets unattended?
    • Queen (17/01/2023, 14:35) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ animal friendly, if your dogs were properly leashed, they could not eat poison. I am so sick of people allowing their pets out to bother others, and then outing up wanted posters because they are missing. You are the same ones who don’t watch your children any better. People come all of the time to the beaches with their pets and allow them to crap everywhere and people have to accidentally sit in your pet feces. The police never stick to what they are supposed to do policing the beaches because animals are not allowed on beaches until after 5 pm, and they sure as hell should clean up after their so called loved ones. You and your dogs are full of crap. Animal friendly, but not human friendly.
      • @Queen (18/01/2023, 15:37) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
        They care more about their animals than humans. That's why they act like they were raised by man eating wolves... Inhuman!
  • Outsider (17/01/2023, 06:14) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    What was the punishment for the customs handler of taxpayers sniffing dog?
  • No True Farmers (17/01/2023, 07:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    ....just animal "owners"
  • Lily Ann (17/01/2023, 11:01) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sound like Conna dogs them. i legit move out because i couldn't get in my apartment twice, plus the water situation is crappy!!!! Thank god I did When I did, because i couldnt fathom what would happen to my kid if i stayed longer


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