Poor Owl Kept With Lead Tied Around Neck Like Dog

Story ByAngjela TrajkovskaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

Video Credit: CEN/Dino Penic

This is the moment firefighters free a poor owl that had a lead around its neck like a dog as it was apparently being kept as a pet.

According to reports, volunteer firefighters received a call from a resident who said that an owl had flown into his apartment in the village of Kastel Stari in the southern Croatian region of Dalmatia.

According to a fire station spokesperson, three firefighters went to the man’s home and caught the frightened owl in less than 10 minutes.

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Pictures Credit: CEN/DVD Kastela

They found the owl with material wrapped around its neck, apparently acting as a lead for someone keeping the bird as a pet.

Fireman Ivica Radulic said: “Someone has kept the owl by force. It was tied with a lead, but it apparently managed to escape and entered the other person’s home who then called us.”

He added that the owl was uninjured and calm when they cut the lead off it.

Video Credit: CEN/Dino Penic

After an ornithologist confirmed that the owl was in a healthy state, firefighters released it back into nature.

Netizen ‘Gilles Auguste Kremer’ commented: “A beautiful bird!”

‘Sonam Zuk’ said: “Bravo for the firemen! Bravo for the owl!”

‘Ivana Obrankovic’ wrote: “Well done! You have to be sick in the head to tie up an owl, he should restrain himself and report to a mental hospital.”

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Angjela Trajkovska

I am a journalist and subeditor working for Central European News.

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