At­tack-dogs’ owner cops fine

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera

A Kar­ratha dog at­tack in which an an­i­mal was mauled in front of its owner and sev­eral chil­dren has led to a lo­cal man be­ing fined $1000.

Last week the Kar­ratha Mag­is­trate’s Court was told a man had been walk­ing his two dogs with­out a lead in the city’s Tam­brey Es­tate sev­eral months ago when they ran at a pass­ing ter­rier-cross be­ing walked by its owner and two chil­dren. One of the man’s dogs grabbed the ter­rier and pinned it to the ground, not let­ting go un­til its owner struck it with a child’s scooter.

City of Kar­ratha pros­e­cu­tor, se­nior ranger Kim Sparks, said the two dogs in­volved in the at­tack had a his­tory of caus­ing prob­lems and their owner had shown lit­tle to no re­morse.

Mag­is­trate Ed­ward de Vries fined the man $1000 for the at­tack, plus court costs, but de­clined to or­der that the dogs be de­stroyed.

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