Police set up cameras, traps, in hopes of corralling wayward basset

Gus has been missing for more than a month. (Courtesy photo)
Gus has been missing for more than a month. (Courtesy photo)(KWTX)
Published: Aug. 22, 2017 at 6:58 PM CDT
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Hewitt police have set up surveillance cameras and placed some traps in hopes of corralling an elusive 11-year-old basset hound named Gus that disappeared from its home more than a month ago.

The dog has been spotted three times in the last two days in a huge field off Panther Way and Ritchie Road in Hewitt, but so far has evaded a concerted effort to bring him home.

Police said Wednesday they’re “cooling down” the area, by backing off and letting the cameras and live traps do their work.

MarLee Riel and her husband are determined to find their pet.

She said Wednesday she’s trying to arrange to have lifts set up in the field from which volunteers can keep watch on the field overnight using thermal scopes.