Search continues for missing greyhound at Kiata

A greyhound involved in a car crash at Kiata is still missing.

Lektra Ottens went missing after a utility towing a greyhound trailer crashed into a house at Kiata about 3.45am on Friday.

The incident occurred when Dailly kennel co-trainer George Dailly and kennel hand Carl Schlensog were travelling back to their Anakie base after the heats of the Adelaide Cup final.

The men suffered minor injuries but cup finalist Big Black Mac died in the crash.

Nhill greyhound breeder and trainer Andrea Gurry heard about the crash on Friday morning and has been involved in the search for Lektra Ottens.

"A lot of my dogs are trained by my uncle in Dennington and Lektra Ottens' owner Phil Lenehan rang my uncle and got my number," she said.

"I am the only greyhound breeder in this area. He asked if I could let everyone know the dog was missing.

"We got the message out over the CFA radio network. After work on Friday I went for a drive and searched for a couple of hours.

"We didn't know if the dog was injured a dog that's not injured would be quite capable of travelling two kilometres."

Ms Gurry said after no news over the weekend, she received a call from the kennel's Tom Dailly on Monday to say there had been a sighting.

"The dog had been to an elderly gentleman's house it had been going there for tea," she said.

"But as soon as the man went to touch the dog it would run off.

"We called ranger Cameron Egan and Senior Constable Karyleen Hateley of Nhill police came out as well and we searched the property, but we couldn't find the dog.

"We put out tea for him and we haven't heard anything since. But the fact the dog has been coming to the property and eating is a good sign."

Lektra Ottens owner Phil Lenehan said the greyhound was normally a friendly dog.

Lektra Ottens' disappearance on Friday marked the second time in a week that Mr Lenehan had lost a dog.

Another of his charges was involved in a crash near Geelong earlier in the week. The dog was returned.

"When Tom rang me on Friday about the crash I thought he was joking. I thought he was talking about the other crash," he said.

Mr Lenehan was due to travel to Horsham yesterday for a race meeting and said he hoped to get to Kiata to look for Lektra Ottens.

"I think if he is getting fed he won't go too far," he said.

"He is a city class greyhound and turns three in February. We expect to get another 12 months' racing out of him.

"I think we will get him back."

He encouraged anyone who saw the dog to call Nhill police on 5391 1022.

Racing greyhound Lektra Ottens is missing in the Kiata area after the vehicle it was travelling in crashed into a house on Friday.

Racing greyhound Lektra Ottens is missing in the Kiata area after the vehicle it was travelling in crashed into a house on Friday.


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