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Man found dead may have been attacked by dogs

Police are investigating after the body of man was found on Palm Tree Avenue early on Saturday with injuries suggesting he may have been attacked by dogs.

According to reports, at around 4am, police were called to the intersection of Palm Tree Avenue and East Street where they discovered the body with injuries consistent with bite marks.

Police are encouraging members of the public who have overly aggressive or uncontrollable dogs that they cannot restrain in aggressive situations or circumstances, consistently bark, are always agitated, fight, create disturbances with other animals, or try to attack people, to ensure their yards are properly secured and enclosed to prevent their animals escaping.

Members of the public are reminded that ALL dogs should be licensed and can visit the Department of Agriculture, Gladstone Road to pay the requisite fee of $6.72. Failure to licence your animal will result in the owner/s being fined in the amount of $250.

For more information regarding breaches of the Animal Control Act residents are encouraged to contact the Royal Bahamas Police Force K-9 Unit @ 397-9600, or 397-9635, or Animal Control Unit at @325 -1178.

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ThisIsOurs 5 months, 1 week ago

"consistently bark, are always agitated"

live near a set of dogs like this. they go berserk whenever anyone shows up. open the door they rattle their cages, step out the car rattle their cages. its almost as if theyve been trained to hunt people the way they carry on

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GodSpeed 5 months, 1 week ago

Potcakes don't kill. Gotta be somebody with a bad breed of dogs running loose, or maybe someone sic their bad dogs on him.

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tribanon 5 months, 1 week ago

These are very difficult economic times and the discarded food scraps and thrown away food waste of the past are not nearly as plentiful today, especially in the poorer communities. And few, if any, in our poorer communities can afford to feed food scraps to their dogs let alone purchased dog food.

This is where base survival instincts kick in for many of these starving dogs, even so called "potcakes", especially if their bloodline is the least bit linked to some of the more high-strung and violent breeds of dogs. And these starving animals are prone to form vicious packs that will, out of their desperation to survive, attack and prey on more vulnerable humans, e.g., frail old people and very young defenseless children, as a possible source of food.

The Bahamas Humane Society should be working overtime to round up and permanently 'put down' the many starving dogs roaming around in our poor communities. Our situation here is not helped by the great love affair many Bahamians have with pitbulls they have trained to be violent.

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JokeyJack 5 months, 1 week ago

Was this man vaccinated? While vaccination will not prevent dog bites, they have been shown to reduce hospitalizations and death.

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mandela 5 months, 1 week ago

All dogs should be licensed, we, the Bahamas is so jokey when it comes to enforcing its laws it's laughable, Who and when does the public license their dogs, and who checks on these things and enforce these laws, Like KB sings a jokey place.

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Sickened 5 months ago

We've had dogs for 50 years and this is the first time I'm hearing about a dog license.

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Flyingfish 5 months ago

Unless they start rounding up dogs without a collar/license idk. The government always says do this and we gon do that and never have a plan how it will be done.

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bahamianson 5 months ago

How can you enforce a licensed dog over the hill? I guess it will only be enforced out west and out east. The crime problem is the problem.

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