Birmingham dog owners fined for letting dogs stray
Three Birmingham dog owners have been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £1,160 for failing to keep their dogs on a lead.
Birmingham City Council brought cases against the three defendants after they each failed to pay Fixed Penalty Notices (£80) for not having their dogs on a lead on a public highway, which is an offence under The Dogs On Leads Order 2014 and The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 1995.
Hayley Jones (29), of Calshot Road, Oscott was prosecuted after her Staffordshire bull terrier was found roaming loose in Booth’s Lane by a dog warden on 28 January 2015.
When the dog was returned to Jones, she acknowledged the dog gets out through a broken fence, which has since been fixed.
Jones, who attended court, was fined £65 and ordered to pay costs of £135 plus victim surcharge of £20.
Kiran Swali (26), of Copthall Road, Handsworth Wood, was prosecuted when a dog warden found a Japanese Akita dog straying near her home on 14 January 2015.
When the dog was returned, Swali was aware the dog was out but didn’t want to go out as the road was icy.
Swali, who did not attend court, received a £200 fine and was ordered to pay £250 costs plus a £20 victim surcharge fee.
Elizabeth Anderson (46), of Debenham Crescent, Yardley, was prosecuted after a dog warden found her cross-bred dog running across Debenham Road, causing cars to stop in order to avoid hitting the dog, on 5 December 2014.
Anderson, who did not attend court, received a £200 fine and was ordered to pay £250 costs plus a £20 victim surcharge fee.
All three cases were heard at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.