Forty-two dogs seized in Cayman’s largest-ever animal cruelty case have now been placed into foster homes.

During the outbreak, 11 dogs died, with some being euthanised after testing positive for the virus.

In May, the Department of Agriculture confiscated 53 dogs from a Prospect home. Shortly after the seizure, an outbreak of the parvo virus – a deadly, incurable and highly contagious canine disease –forced the DoA to quarantine their kennels.

During the outbreak, 11 dogs died, with some being euthanised after testing positive for the virus.

“The parvo outbreak was successfully resolved,” said DoA Deputy Director Brian Crichlow. “The health status of the dogs improved remarkably during their time at the DoA’s animal rescue shelters.”

After the dogs received a clean bill of health, the DoA teamed up with various animal charities to find each dog a new home.

“The non-profit organisations were responsible for vetting and selecting the foster homes suitable for the recognised medical and behavioural needs of the animals,” said Crichlow.
He added, “The non-profit organisations would be responsible for arranging for the dogs to be de-sexed.”

Police said no charges have been brought against the original owner of the dogs.

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