Chook killer still at large
A SECOND dog involved in the slaughter of about 70 chickens at Murwillumbah High School last week is still on the run from council rangers.
The dog, reported to be a brindle Staffordshire terrier, was seen last Thursday morning by the schools's agricultural assistant killing mature layers in the chicken coop on the school farm.
The Staffordshire managed to escape but another dog, an Australian terrier cross was caught by the assistant.
Council staff tracked the owners of the captured dog when they eventually discovered it was fitted with an identifying chip.
The owners have since visited the school to apologise and offered to pay some compensation for the dead birds.
Murwillumbah High School agriculture teacher Diana Martin said Rangers had been given a good description of the second dog and they were continuing to search for it.
Ms Martin said her students were getting over the ordeal of seeing the dead chickens and concentrating on how to rebuild the flock.
Ms Martin said she was gratified by the response by the owners of the first dog who visited the school to apologise and offer some compensation.
"They are really nice people and it was very good of them to come and apologise," Ms Martin said.
"I feel sorry for them now because the dog will probably have to be destroyed."