Six more Sriracha students were bitten by a stray dog known by the local government to have a history of attacking people.
Paramedics responded to the Nakhon Jao Phaya Surasak Municipality Oct. 6 after the youths went there for bites to their faces, arms and legs by a dog that hangs around their school. The wounds were so serious the six were transferred to Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The dog, known as “Long,” is a repeat offender left on the streets by Surasak Subdistrict, residents complained. The dog had already bitten as many as six other students and adults.
After a previous attack, Long was taken to a municipal shelter where it was sterilized, given a rabies vaccination and held for observation for ten days. Then, despite its temperament, the animal was let go again.
The school where the bitten students live imposed a new policy prohibiting students from leaving campus alone, requiring parents or guardians to pick them up until the dog is taken from the area.