owners fined in police crackdown on dangerous dogs
owners in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have been fined hundreds
of pounds in recent weeks as police launch a crackdown on dangerous
alsatian owner in Highbridge has been ordered to pay compensation
of £300 to a lady who was bitten on her leg.
owner, who also received a fine of £100, pleaded guilty
at Sedgemoor Magistrates Court to 'allowing a dog to be dangerously
out of control in a public place, causing injury'.
Tracey Stiles told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The owner has been
ordered by the court to keep the dog muzzled and kept on a lead
while in a public place. Failure to do so will lead to the dog's
alsatian owner who lives in North Burnham has also been arrested
and taken to court after breaching a previous court order in relation
to his animal.
man has recently appeared at Sedgemoor Magistrates Court for the
offence of having custody of a dog in contravention of an order
imposed by East Hertfordshire Magistrates Court in 2009 and the
defendant has been dealt with by way of a fine of £400 and
court costs of £35."
Stiles added: "It is important for dog owners to take responsibility
when having their dogs in a public place. We have received several
similar complaints in the last few months and all are being investigated."
police have also this week warned dog owners that they face fines
if their animals are fouling public areas of the town. Dog fouling
was set as a PACT priority in Burnham-On-Sea earlier this year
and police have been giving out fixed penalty notices when needed.