Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this article from the Kronen Zeitung:
Woman launched attack
Vienna: Dispute over dogs ended in the hospital
A shocking attack occurred in broad daylight in Vienna: Ingrid T. (54) lies in the hospital after a brutal attack. Motive: her two dogs! “The animals are unclean,” as asserted by the attacker, a Somali asylum seeker.
She was talking with the neighbors at the garden gate — the deaf, almost blind, three-legged Collie mix “Panda” sat peacefully; the ten-month-old “Poco” walked along the alley towards Ingrid T.’s parents’ house. “I saw a pretty veiled woman approaching slowly. I knew some people from these countries do not like dogs, so I went to Poco and wanted to pull him back,” says Ingrid T. from her hospital bed.
“She grabbed me, spun me around and scratched me”
Then, as the Viennese said, the Somali woman (18 years old, a legal resident of Austria) attacked her. “She grabbed me, spun me around, scratched me” — until both fell to the ground. It took three men to pull the woman off the 54-year-old. “I couldn’t feel my legs,” recalls Ingrid T.
“We do not want dogs: they are dirty”
She was then operated on twice in the Wilhelminen Hospital — her knee was smashed; an artificial knee was surgically implanted. Why did all that happen? Because this is about culture; the Somali husband supposedly told Ingrid T in the hospital: “We don’t want dogs, they are filthy!”
Ingrid T. is expecting a long recovery. Who will pay for all this? Her lawyer, Manfred Ainedter, doesn’t know. The Somali woman does not have liability insurance: “This will probably be a precedent.”
— Sandra Ramsauer, Kronen Zeitung