the city is looking for its flock of sheep… on the run after a dog attack in Semnoz

Who came across the Semnoz sheep? After an unleashed dog attack on the massif, a flock of sheep fled. These are the twelve sheep from the city of Annecy, which runs eco-grazing in the area, the municipality said in a statement on Tuesday. The dog attack occurred at the Parc de la Grande Jeanne.

New hunt organized on Thursday

The twelve sheep of the communal livestock were spotted on Monday evening, but for the moment only two animals could be recovered. A new search is to take place this Thursday. In the meantime, the municipality asks walkers to be vigilant and to point out the places where the animals are to facilitate the beat. The sheep are of the Thônes and Marthod breeda rather hardy Savoyard breed of sheep, they have white and black wool, horns, and yellow identification rings on their ears, one of them is entirely black.

“If you crisscross the Semnoz up and down, often off the beaten track, during walks, trails, mountain bikes… and if you see them, do not approach so as not to frighten them who could scare them away, specify the city. You have to contact the animal at or emergency service from the city of Annecy (the general guard) at

Obligation to keep your dog on a leash: what does the law say?

The city of Annecy reminds that dogs must “mandatory and at all times” be kept on a leash in the Parc de la Grande Jeanne “So that they don’t frighten the animals”. A decree of March 16, 1955 also requires dogs to be kept on a leash. “outside the forest paths during walks in the woods and forests during the wildlife breeding season, from April 15 to June 30”. Anyone violating these rules is liable to a fine.

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