Horgen ZHRottweiler attacks dog – owner flees
A free-roaming Rottweiler attacked and injured a mixed-breed dog on a leash in Hirzel ZH last Wednesday. His owner has apparently been on the run since then.
Last Wednesday in Hirzel ZH, a free-roaming Rottweiler attacked and injured a mixed-breed dog that was on a leash. According to a Facebook post, the owner fled without excuse and has been wanted ever since.
Dog school asks for information
After the dramatic incident, a dog school in the Horgenberg region used a Facebook post to search for information about the fugitive dog owner. However, the message has already been deleted.
The founder of the school, who wishes to remain anonymous, says: “One of our trainees was walking with a dog – a medium-sized mixed breed – when the woman came towards her with the free-roaming Rottweiler.”
The trainee unsuccessfully asked the woman to put her dog on a leash. Instead, she insulted her and asked her to let the mongrel off the leash as well. The Rottweiler then attacked the dog, who was on a leash. “Fortunately, she submitted immediately, otherwise the whole thing would have gotten worse,” says the head of the dog school.
The learner finally intervened and was able to drive the Rottweiler away. However, the shock is deep. The injured dog is being treated by a vet and a report has been filed with the police against unknown persons.
Such incidents are more common in the region
According to the dog school owner, similar incidents often occur in the Horgenberg region, but they are usually less serious. “In road traffic there is also the crime of hit-and-run. Something similar should also apply to dog owners,” says the woman.
She also notices how many dog owners have little awareness of how dangerous certain situations are. The owner of the dog school experiences that many joggers and riders are grateful when the dogs are kept on a leash or even wear muzzles.
“And then there are the black sheep who want maximum freedom for their dogs or who can’t keep their dog on a leash because it’s too strong.”
Meanwhile, the owner of the dog school has received some tips from the public. She is not only interested in this incident, but also in raising awareness among dog owners. “There would even be a dog code in the canton of Zurich. If everyone adhered to these rules of conduct, encounters would be more considerate.”