(CMR) An individual has been arrested and charged with animal cruelty in relation to the dog that was brought to the Cayman Islands Humane Society in August with burns from his head to the middle of his back.
The dog, named Rufus, was treated by Dr. Ioanna Popescu of Island Veterinary Services, and he has been recovering in a foster home. After his recovery, Rufus will fly to Vancouver in November to join his new adoptive family.
Dr. Popescu said in August that she could not be certain whether the wounds had been sustained maliciously, but she believed that the dog had been untreated for a week before she had seen him.
After an initial investigation by the Department of Agriculture, the file was handed to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in late August. The DPP returned the file to the Agriculture Department on Sept. 12, and an individual was arrested and charged with animal cruelty on Sept. 21.