Woman fined for breaching control order for dogs

7 September 2018, 09:24 | Updated: 7 September 2018, 09:27

Stroud district council

A dog owner has been fined for breaching a control order.

Kathy Andrews had already been ordered to keep her two Rhodesian Ridgebacks on a lead and muzzled in public after they attacked a cat and dogs last year. 

But both were off-lead and not muzzled when they went for a smaller dog in Eastington in March. 

In court Ms Andrews admitted breaching a Dog Control Order issued last September under the Dogs Act 1871 and was fined £200, with £400 costs, and ordered to pay a £30 victim surcharge. 

After the hearing Stroud District Council Environment Committee Vice Chair George Butcher said: ''It is important that dog owners have their pets under their control at all times. I hope this case sends the message out that dogs must be kept under appropriate control, Stroud District Council will prosecute if need be.'' 

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