Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Cayman Islands Humane Society do?
The mission of C.I.H.S. is to provide shelter, care and attention to all unwanted companion animals, and seek out responsible and loving homes for them. We support the community to become responsible pet owners by encouraging them to use our spay and neuter clinic and educate them about caring for animals.

Can I get my cat/dog fixed at the shelter?
Yes, you can book your pet in to be spayed or neutered at the shelter. Please call us on 949 1461 to book an appointment. You will be asked to not give your pet any food after 8pm and no water after midnight before the morning of surgery. Please bring your pet in first thing in the morning and you will be told when you can pick up your pet after surgery.

Will spaying or neutering change my dog’s behavior?
Spaying or neutering your dog does not change their behavior. It is a myth. Any dog will get fat if they eat too much and don’t get enough exercise. Spaying your dog prevents unwanted attention from male dogs every 6 months. If a dog is spayed before their first cycle nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and cancer. Neutering males prevents behaviours such as urine marking, humping, male aggression and the urge to roam. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland, and greatly reduces their risk of perianal tumours.

Can I get my cat/dog microchipped?
Yes you can bring your cat or dog to be microchipped. We encourage people to get their pet microchipped so that if your pet is lost they can be easily identified if found by the shelter or vet practices on the island.

Can you help me with food for my animal(s)?
If you are struggling to provide food for your cat or dog then you can apply to be included on the welfare food list. Before food is provided you are required to have a home visit from one of our volunteers to assess your eligibility for welfare food.

Do you provide daycare or boarding for dogs?
No we don’t provide daycare or boarding for dogs. There are a number of services on island that do including Love Your Dog, Must Love Dogs and Cayman Pet Paradise.

I think that an animals is being neglected/abused on my street. What should I do?
The best thing to do is contact the Animal Welfare Officers at the Department of Agriculture. One of the animal welfare officers is Erik Bodden. He can be contacted on erik.bodden2@gov.uk or 928 1153. You can also report it to us and we will pass it to them. You should provide both the street name and house number and the house description where the animal is.

I have found a dog wandering in my yard. What should I do?
Take a photo of the dog, ask your neighbours if they know the dog and its owner, post the photo to the Facebook page for the Cayman Islands Humane Society and it will be shared so that all can see it. If you are unable to keep the dog temporarily then bring it to the shelter.

I feed feral cats in my yard. Is it possible to get them fixed?
Yes, we can lend you a cat trap for a small deposit and show you how to use it so that the cats can be trapped for spay/neuter and then returned.

Can you send a cat/dog to me on the plane?
Yes, we can depending upon where you are. Contact the shelter on (345) 949 1461 or by email on info@caymanislandshumanesociety.com and let us know which pet you are interested in and we can go from there.

What do I do if I have found a dead dog or cat?
The Department of Environmental Health has a responsibility to remove dead animals. You can contact them on 949 6696 to let them know where the animal is.