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Husky Dog Stolen in Front of Pronto (Prime Tower, Zurich)-sightings near Brugg

As the article, says, this is the nightmare of every pet owner.

http://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/aargau...utet-126404469

Last Wednesday, the owner tied up her dog outside Coop Pronto at Prime Tower in Zurich. When she came out the dog was not there. At first she thought the dog had freed himself and gotten away. But footage picked up by a video camera showed a man, with a knapsack, around 40 years old, taking the dog.

Since the theft there have been sightings in Brugg of the 6 year old Husky, called Lycos.

If anyone has any concrete information they are urged to contact the police - the telephone number is in the article.

This is just yet another reminder that it is no longer safe to tie up your dog.

EDIT: Just looked online and according to the info in Tierdatenbank the incident took place at 11:00 pm at night!


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Re: Husky Dog Stolen in Front of Pronto (Prime Tower, Zurich)-sightings near Brugg

One of my biggest fears, I hate tying the boy up outside a shop. I tend to do so where I can keep checking and once caught teenagers trying to unclip him for "fun". This was at a gas station on a main road so could of had disastrous consequences.

I used to work right there, know the area very well, and am surprised someone was brazen enough in such a public place whereby the owner or someone who knew the owner could have intervened.

It's not such a common breed here from what i see, I have only seen two and one was in Geneva so would like to think if still in Switzerland, it could be traced.

The downside of teaching / mandating our dogs to be friendly to strangers I guess.

My fear now though is the thief seeing the news and disposing of the dog in the worse way possible

EDIT: Ah, ok, the 11pm info explains my confusion regarding the brazen act in such a public place, though, even 11pm is somewhat busy round that area.
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One of my biggest fears, I hate tying the boy up outside a shop. I tend to do so where I can keep checking and once caught teenagers trying to unclip him for "fun". This was at a gas station on a main road so could of had disastrous consequences.

I used to work right there, know the area very well, and am surprised someone was brazen enough in such a public place whereby the owner or someone who knew the owner could have intervened.

It's not such a common breed here from what i see, I have only seen two and one was in Geneva so would like to think if still in Switzerland, it could be traced.

The downside of teaching / mandating our dogs to be friendly to strangers I guess.
It was late at night, but still, quite brave.

Maybe the barking dog like I saw last week in front of Coop that would not shut up is one no one would go near.

I guess an integrated collar with a lead that if broken or opened would set off an alarm would be something useful. Does one even exist?
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Re: Husky Dog Stolen in Front of Pronto (Prime Tower, Zurich)-sightings near Brugg

I found online some small GPS tracker you can put on the collar.
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I guess an integrated collar with a lead that if broken or opened would set off an alarm would be something useful. Does one even exist?
A quick search suggests yes.

I'm going to get one for my youngest (child)
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A quick search suggests yes.

I'm going to get one for my youngest (child)
Going to get me one of those, good idea

The ideal would be if the chips that are mandatory could be adapted to be gps tracked, like iphones etc. Or does that open up an avenue for amateur dog surgeons acting on that in dog thefts?
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The ideal would be if the chips that are mandatory could be adapted to be gps tracked, like iphones etc. Or does that open up an avenue for amateur dog surgeons acting on that in dog thefts?
Isn't the bigger problem where you would insert the batteries?
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Isn't the bigger problem where you would insert the batteries?
Hmmmm, possibly
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Re: Husky Dog Stolen in Front of Pronto (Prime Tower, Zurich)-sightings near Brugg

Awful story - paws crossed and thumbs pressed that the husky is found safe.

This should be a reminder to all of us that Switzerland is no longer the safe dog-friendly place it was decades ago.

Please, fellow dog owners: never leave a dog tied out unattended in front of a store. Too many bad things have happened - from children teasing a dog until it snaps, nutcases stoning a dog, and like this story, theft.



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The downside of teaching / mandating our dogs to be friendly to strangers I guess.
One of the Wesenstest exercises is that when tied to a post, out of sight of the owner, a dog must remain calm and non-reactive when a stranger approaches and handles him.

So yes, in a sense we are indeed forced to train our dogs to become easy targets. (One of the many, many reasons I hate Wesenstesting...)
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Awful story - paws crossed and thumbs pressed that the husky is found safe.

This should be a reminder to all of us that Switzerland is no longer the safe dog-friendly place it was decades ago.

Please, fellow dog owners: never leave a dog tied out unattended in front of a store. Too many bad things have happened - from children teasing a dog until it snaps, nutcases stoning a dog, and like this story, theft.





One of the Wesenstest exercises is that when tied to a post, out of sight of the owner, a dog must remain calm and non-reactive when a stranger approaches and handles him.

So yes, in a sense we are indeed forced to train our dogs to become easy targets. (One of the many, many reasons I hate Wesenstesting...)
Time to get the boy's, "im in the shop" collar

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Re: Husky Dog Stolen in Front of Pronto (Prime Tower, Zurich)-sightings near Brugg

Sa to know that, i'm not sure if that happens here very often in Switzerland, but well there's always the chance of happening and even more in those kinds of dgs that have a high demand...

The person should spread alot of papers around, and hope someone recognizes the dog and contacts the rightful person.
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The person should spread alot of papers around, and hope someone recognizes the dog and contacts the rightful person.
This is the owner's facebook page with a photo of the dog.
http://www.facebook.com/hund.vermiss...55045207848918

The dog is also listed as missing on tierdatenbank.

What would be more helpful is the photo of the man who took him. Maybe someone will recognize him or recall seeing him with dog.
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Re: Husky Dog Stolen in Front of Pronto (Prime Tower, Zurich)-sightings near Brugg

I know this sounds a bit daft but when I see a dog tied up outside a shop and have a bit of time to spare, I'll actually watch the dog until the owner comes back or I really have to go - I think you should only tie the dog up for absolute necessities, no more than ten minutes. After all - are you shopping or walking the dog? It really is an either or choice in my opinion, especially when I see how agitated some dogs get when waiting on their own. Maybe an opportunity for one of the department stores - pay a fee to have your dog supervised in a doggie pen for up to an hour. Or set up a dog salon so pooch can be pampered too.

Really hope the dog returns and the owner rethinks the wisdom of tying pooch up at 11pm!
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I know this sounds a bit daft but when I see a dog tied up outside a shop and have a bit of time to spare, I'll actually watch the dog until the owner comes back or I really have to go - I think you should only tie the dog up for absolute necessities, no more than ten minutes. After all - are you shopping or walking the dog? It really is an either or choice in my opinion, especially when I see how agitated some dogs get when waiting on their own. Maybe an opportunity for one of the department stores - pay a fee to have your dog supervised in a doggie pen for up to an hour. Or set up a dog salon so pooch can be pampered too.

Really hope the dog returns and the owner rethinks the wisdom of tying pooch up at 11pm!
I see a lot of owners in our village walk their dogs near the village center and leave the dog outside the shop. But this is a village, not the middle of Zurich.
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I am really surprised that a 6-year-old Husky would happily go off with a stranger!
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I am really surprised that a 6-year-old Husky would happily go off with a stranger!
I dont think it really had much choice after being "sacked"...
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Great news - I've just read in today's '20 minuten' that the dog, Lycos has been found over 1000km away from Zurich in Kiel.
If my translation is correct, he was in a Tierheim and three homeless men wanted to take him, but he was identified by his microchip.
Lycos has been reunited with his owner, but she thinks he may need to see an animal psychologist.
I hope Lycos is soon back to his happy self.
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