Menacing dog owners off to court

Published 5:00am 25 February 2023

Menacing dog owners off to court
Words by Jodie Powell

Five breaches of the Animal Management Act are headed to court after dog owners failed to pay fines issued by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

A sixth case will face court after a dog owner was fined for failing to ensure a dog was under effective control in a public place.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Community and Environmental Services Director Bill Halpin said Council took the regulation of animals very seriously and the owners of animals that allegedly breached regulations should expect to be held to account.

“These (breaches of the Animal Management Act) are animals that have already been declared either menacing or dangerous and therefore it is absolutely paramount that the people who have these animals and are keeping them under a permit should make sure that they stick to the conditions of the permit from a community safety perspective,” Mr Halpin said.

“The last item relates to an animal that was out and attacked another animal, causing significant injury.

|“It’s really about making sure we keep our community safe.”|

The charges include not complying with dangerous dog permit conditions, not complying with menacing dog permit conditions and failing to ensure an animal is under effective control in a public place.

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