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Eight captured stray dogs euthanised

Confirmation on Monday (11 February) that the eight stray dogs captured by the Department of Agriculture have been euthanised.

These eight dogs were part of a pack which has been terrorising residents in the George Town North area.

The pack was responsible for the death of several household pets.

DOA Animal Welfare Officer Erik Bodden revealed the Department had no choice but to euthanise the dogs, given the animals’ behaviours.

“Unfortunately those animals were euthanised. The reason for that is they were not able to be re-homed because of their temperament, so they were euthanised,” Mr. Bodden explained.

Mr. Bodden confirmed the euthanasia process is carried out by licensed veterinarians.

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Caroline James

Caroline James

Caroline joined Cayman 27 in September 2018 after seven years working for Sky News in London, both as a Producer on the World News programme and, latterly, as News Editor on the Foreign Desk, where she led coverage on the ground of stories as diverse as the 2016 US Election, corruption allegations surrounding FIFA and The Oscars. Before this, she worked as a Producer for Associated Press Television News (APTN) for two years, based in their London headquarters. Caroline graduated with a BA Hons degree in Arabic, French and German from Durham University, before gaining an MA in Television Journalism with distinction at City University, London. When not hunting down stories in Cayman, she can be found playing tennis, practicing Bikram yoga or enjoying a beer on Seven Mile Beach. You can reach Caroline at carolinejames@hurleysmedia.ky or 326-2243.

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