Dogs to be leashed on beach

Broome Advertiser - - Broome Racing Season - Jakeb Wad­dell

With horses ar­riv­ing at Ca­ble Beach for train­ing for the up­com­ing race sea­son, laws re­quir­ing dogs to be kept on leashes dur­ing morn­ings are now in ef­fect.

Dogs are re­quired to be on leashes at Ca­ble Beach be­tween 5.30am and 10am un­til Au­gust 31 and kept un­der con­trol by a com­pe­tent per­son at all other times. Shire of Broome man­ager of health, emer­gency and ranger ser­vices Ty Mat­son said the laws struck a bal­ance be­tween pro­vid­ing ad­e­quate ar­eas for dogs and their own­ers, while at the same time pro­tect­ing horses and their han­dlers.

The lo­cal law was in­tro­duced in 2014, af­ter in­ci­dents be­tween un­re­strained dogs and race horses in the area.

Those who do not com­ply will re­ceive a $200 fine.

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