KRABI – About ten stray dogs were captured by local livestock officials at Ao Nang beach in Krabi province after a five-year-old Finnish boy was mauled by a pack of dogs on Wednesday.
Julachart Julaphet, a veterinarian at the senior professional level of the provincial livestock office led the team to catch stray dogs by using tranquilizers.
Ten dogs were caught today and have been in quarantine for rabies observation.
It is expected that about ten stray dogs are left at Ao Nang and neighbouring Nopparat Thara beaches and will be moved later.
It is believed that there are about 70 stray dogs, living in residential areas and abandoned land.
Many are left behind by construction workers.
The Finnish boy remains hospitalized after Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha visited him at hospital yesterday during his trip to Krabi province.
Meanwhile, A three-year-old boy is in serious condition in the Sri Racha hospital in Chon Buri after being attacked by a pack of 10 dogs,
Ms. Jitpirom Phoonpatanassuk said she was taking her grandson Namning to look at some coffee plants growing next door but he then ran back home without her.
Next she heard Namning screaming after being attacked by at least ten local soi dogs. He suffered cuts and bites to his entire body and was covered in blood when his grandmother got to him.
He had cuts around his head, waist, back, and left and right side of his body.
She took him to Phayathai Sri Racha hospital where doctors have been attending to his wounds. As of this morning he was still unable to move.
The neighbour initially blamed the toddler for entering his property then agreed to settle with a 100,000 baht compensation payment.
Source: TNA, Thaiger News, News 18