Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for December
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

K9 Assassin Is Identified By Croatian Police

K9 Assassin Is Identified By Croatian Police

Police in Croatia have identified a man suspected of being the canine hitman who shot and killed several dogs in the country including Olly, who he shot and threw in a river.

Despite massive injuries Olly survived, and in the wake of media coverage police confirmed they were hunting and have now caught the killer who had thrown the pet in the Drava river in the north of the country.

The man, Dragutin Janicar, 67, from the northern town of Varazdin has confirmed that he shot Olly, but alleged the hound was a threat to wild game as he had been running free.

Janicar was caught after the fisherman that pulled Olly from the river saw the man's car nearby and noted the number.

"My son saw the dog," said fisherman Pawel Brodzky. "He was floating like a log past us and suddenly his front leg moved, as if he was waving at us. We pulled the poor creature from the water and took him to a local animal shelter, where he was said to be in poor shape but strong enough to survive."

Although caught as the shooter of Olly, Janicar denies he was the one who shot the other animals in the area.

He told the online edition of Croatian daily Jutarnji List that the shooting of Olly had been a legal execution carried out according to the rules.

"The dog was alone in a hunting zone. Such stray dogs do harm to hunting zones by chasing rabbits. Croatian hunting law allows us to kill a dog if he is alone 300 metres from inhabited zone," he said.

Local media said that several other dogs had been similarly executed in the area because their owners had wanted to get rid of them easily, and cheaply. Only Olly survived both a shotgun blast and a plunge into the icy river.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
fisherman  hunting  killed  Jutarnji  Croatian  blast  Olly  shooting  execution  zone  animal  Police  plunge  dogs  survived  media  river  shooter  shot  Janicar

Latest News

 

Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.

Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!

Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.

Kid Left In Coma After Beaten By Teacher For Talking
This is the shocking image of a little Chinese girl before and after she was punished by her teacher - for talking in class.

Freezing Rain Causes Chaos In Central Europe
Freezing weather has arrived in Europe with a vengeance with a layer of ice blanketing parts of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic and causing traffic chaos.

Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole
Motorist Wei Hsiao found himself in a hole lot of trouble in China when a giant sinkhole opened up on the road beneath him, swallowing his entire car.

Shock Moment Police Helicopter Explodes On Street
This is the moment a police helicopter exploded into a spinning ball of flame in Chile when a fire truck clipped one of its rotors.

More Than Twenty 100,000 GBP Motors Used In Bridal Convoy
A Chinese couple who wanted to have the most expensive wedding convoy possible arranged for a convoy of top of the range cars including a stretch Hummer followed by Lamborghinis, Porsches and other VIP motors.

Riot Police Star In Downs Syndrome Calendar
Spanish riot police have joined forces with Down's syndrome kids to take part in a special calendar for charity.

Chinese Nuclear Winter Smog Leaves Clinics Full
Fresh proof of Chinese scientists' claims that the country's toxic air pollution resembles a nuclear winter are shown by these images that show clinics and hospitals packed with patients suffering with trouble breathing.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers