Dog Was Abandoned Cause The Owner Believed He Could Catch COVID-19 From The Pup

Daisy is an adorable dog that arrived at the Cape Coral animal shelter. Like many other shelter dogs, she is a victim of abandonment by her owner, but it has an unfortunate twist. According to animal control, the owner said that he no longer wanted her because he was afraid he would contract the coronavirus from her.

Daisy was found in Redmond outside of Miami by herself. She was saved by a partner of CCAS and they located her microchip. After contacting her owner, he confirmed that she had been abandoned on purpose because he was afraid of Daisy spreading COVID-19 and getting him sick.

The shelter was not able to convince the owner to take Daisy back. He ended up signing her over and now she is living at CCAS.

The shelter reported in a Facebook post that it is worried that the coronavirus pandemic may have a similar effect on other animals. They are also concerned about other ways that animals may be affected.

This beautiful girl is Daisy. She is a victim of our times. She was found, all alone and scared, in the Redlands…

Posted by Cape Coral Animal Shelter on Sunday, March 29, 2020

The CDC says that currently there is no evidence that pets can spread COVID-19

CDC’s key points on animals:

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in people and others cause illness in certain types of animals.

Coronaviruses that infect animals can become able to infect people, but this is rare.

We do not know the exact source of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

We do not have evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19.

We do not have evidence to suggest that imported animals or animal products imported pose a risk for spreading the 2019 novel coronavirus in the United States.

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