Windsor Police Headquarters, June 18, 2018. Blackburn News file photo.

Pet owner sought after Rottweiler kills smaller dog

Windsor police are investigating after a dog had to be euthanized after it was attacked by a Rottweiler.

On Sunday evening, officers responded to a complaint phoned in from an address on College Avenue near Randolph Avenue. The complainant said the incident occurred at that address on Friday around 11 p.m.

The caller told police they were outside the house Friday night with a small dog on a leash. Two men were then seen walking along the street with a Rottweiler that was not leashed, according to public information officer Sergeant Steve Betteridge. The small dog barked and the Rottweiler scurried over. The two animals scuffled and the small dog was bitten several times.

Betteridge said one of the men got the Rottweiler away from the small dog, then walked away from the scene. The complainant told police they brought the small dog to a veterinarian on Saturday, but due to the injuries, the dog was put to sleep.

Residents are being reminded about the importance of keeping their pets leashed while in public. Betteridge said should an incident happen, police should be called right away.

“Animals can sometimes act quickly and without warning, and the handler should always be in control of the animal,” said Betteridge. “The community is also encouraged to report incidents to the police as soon as possible. It allows the police to respond in a timely fashion and commence an investigation while those involved may still be in the area.”

Investigators would like to speak to the person who left the scene with the Rottweiler. He is described as a white male between 30 and 40 years of age. Police would also like to speak to the person’s companion, in case they reside in the area or have contact with the Rottweiler’s owner.

Anyone with information should call Windsor police at (519) 255-6700, ext. 4000. Anonymous tips may be submitted to Crime Stoppers at (519) 258-TIPS (8477).