Too scared to use the park because of dangerous dogs
all we’re asking.”
Shirley Clelland, head of fleet and environmental services at the council said they were aware of the alleged incident regarding the family and said they had given advice relating to control of dogs legislation.
She added: “If a member of the public is concerned about a dog or dogs not being controlled by the owner they should contact Environmental Health on 0303 123 1015.
“We are happy to arrange for our Environmental Service Enforcement Officers to monitor the park periodically when resources permit. Grounds Services will review the existing signage at the main entrances to the park and where necessary install new or upgrade existing signs.”
The Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 allows the council to take action to deal with dogs who are ‘out of control’. A dog is deemed ‘out of control.’ If it is not being kept under control effectively and consistently or if its behaviour gives rise to alarm, or apprehensiveness. The council can issue a Dog Control Notice (DCN) requiring a person to ‘bring and keep a dog under proper control’. Breach of a DCN is an offence which may lead a fine of £1000 or disqualification from having custody of a dog.
A spokesperson for Rutherglen Police Office said: “The advice to the public is to be aware that if you are a dog owner, then you are personally responsible for ensuring the dog is under control at all times and not in a position to cause harm or danger.
“If a dog is deemed to be out of control and dangerous then police will investigate.
“However owners can ensure they are taking the proper measures by keeping their dogs on a lead in public places.
“If you require police assistance on a matter such as this or wish to report, please call 101.”