Cayman Islands Humane Society

Before I even arrived in Cayman I knew I wanted to get involved in the Humane Society here. I enjoyed my time working with the animals in Koh Tao so much I decided to carry on the tradition. I assumed I would go in to walk the dogs or something similar but I lucked out and I’m getting to combine my two loves- cameras and dogs!

Heather and I have been volunteering our time to go in and take photos of all the new dogs and cats for the adoption board and hopefully eventually an update of the website. Its tiring and difficult but feels so good to give something back. Its hard enough taking photos of trained and domesticated dogs, but these ones don’t know commands, don’t know what treats are, and barely know their own names! But they are so happy to have extra time out of the overcrowded pens that you can’t help but laugh.

Heather reasoning with the models

Adopt me?

When we’re driving away is when the sadness starts to set in. The shelter had over 90 surrenders in April, and last year had to put down over seven hundred animals. On an island you could drive from one end to the other in an hour! I don’t know what the solution is, but while they work at figuring it out, click over to their website to offer your support, or visit your local shelter and see how you can lend a hand.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -Ghandi

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