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Dog struck by school bus reportedly died within minutes

Animal advocates told Cayman 27 a dog that was allegedly struck by a school bus and left for dead last Friday (2 November) died within minutes of being hit.

A video the Ministry of Education said was taken by a student on the school bus purportedly shows the dog in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

Dr. Denise Osterloh said she and a friend who initially received the disturbing three-second clip mounted their own investigation, which she said led them to Democracy Drive in Savannah, where she found witnesses.

“We met a very lovely gentleman who is attending his garden, he actually didn’t witness the bus hitting the dog but he came out two seconds afterwards, and there were two ladies attending to the dog, and they had seen the dog hit by the bus. The dog was in the process of dying, and it took about 10 to 15 minutes of suffering and then the dog died,” recounted Dr. Osterloh of the encounter.

Cayman 27 retraced Dr. Osterloh’s steps Thursday morning (8 November,) looking for anyone who may have seen the incident, but we were unsuccessful.

The Department of Education Services told Cayman 27 the bus company has put protocols in place in case a similar incident happens in the future.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to

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