Still no sighting of vicious dog on Casino streets

A DANGEROUS dog that bit a group of people in Casino on Wednesday has still not been found.

Just before 12pm police were called to Hotham Street in regards to the aggressive grey Shar-Pei x German Shepherd.

The dog had bitten a group of people and even bailed up one man for a good twenty minutes, according to Acting Sergeant Matt Hudson of Casino police.

“(Council) rangers had used a range of non-lethal methods to control the dog, including citronella spray,” he said.

Sgt Hudson said the situation escalated when the rangers were unable to contain the dog.

“Our concerns were it was the end of the school year and plenty of school children were around,” he said.

“The dog was also near a daycare centre in nearby Colches Street, that’s why council contacted us.”

The dog had been tasered and shot by police but this did not stop him and he got away.

Richmond Valley Council have confirmed there has been no further sighting of the dog despite searches by rangers.

“The dog has not shown up anywhere,” a spokesperson said.

“Council are in the process of issuing the required fines and declaring it a dangerous dog.”

Police have emphasised that residents should not approach the dog but call 000 if sighted.

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