Dog escapes from pound

MYSTERY surrounds the whereabouts of Kyber, the one-eyed Jack Russell broken out of the Casino dog pound two weeks ago.

Kyber went missing after someone smashed through a wall at the Richmond Valley Council pound.

Police on Monday told news media the six-year-old terrier had been located.

A spokesman said he understood the council would be taking action, including visiting a property ‘out Tabulam way’ to retrieve the dog.

Council’s head of environmental development services, Ken Exley, told reporters Kyber had been reprieved.

“We are negotiating with some animal rehabilitation centres to rehouse Kyber with a new family,” he said.

“As far as the law was concerned, he was due for destruction, but we no longer have any intention of putting him down.”

Kyber had been in the pound for three weeks at the time of the break-out and had accrued $400 in fees. Dogs are normally put down or found a new home after two weeks.

Richmond Valley’s manager of environmental health, Peter Cotterill, said the story had created ‘a considerable amount of ill-will’ towards the council.

He denied that Kyber would have been destroyed.

“He would have beenrehoused with an animal protection group,” Mr Cotterill said on Monday.

Yesterday he refused to comment on Kyber’s whereabouts, or if he had been found

“We’re continuing ourinvestigations,” he said.



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