Pair fined over dog ‘danger’
TWO people were fined hundreds of pounds after their dog was “dangerously” out of control at Duke Street cemetery in Southport.
The incident took place last October and owner Helen Farnan of Chesnut Street and Colin McIver, of Maple Street, who was in charge of the dog at the time, were fined £575 and £757.
The dog, a bull mastiff/ German shepherd cross has to be neutered and on a lead with a muzzle at all times in a public place.
In another case, a dog owned by Virginia Creggy, of Palmerston Drive, Litherland, strayed without a collar or tag in November 2016.
Evidence presented to the South Sefton Magistrate’s Court showed that the dog’s microchip details were incorrect, and the owner had failed to comply with a notice to update the details. She was fined more than £300.
Sefton Council is once again reminding people that it is an offence to not have dogs microchipped after the change in the law last year.