01 May 2015

Fine for Leeds dog owner

A Leeds dog owner is counting the cost of letting his pet stray.

Simon Macbeth of Roundhay Road was fined £200 by magistrates this week and ordered to pay nearly £700 costs after failing to keep his dog on a lead.Macbeth’s dog was well known to council dog wardens as it has had to be seized and impounded numerous times over the years.

Most recently, wardens seized the dog as yet again it was found wandering the streets.Macbeth was issued with a fixed penalty notice for failing to comply with Leeds’ dog control orders which requires dogs to be kept on a lead. Despite reminders, Macbeth failed to pay so was prosecuted.

Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for cleaner, stronger and safer communities, said:

“Dog control orders are designed to keep dogs and road users safer and if dogs are on the lead, people are more likely to clean up after them when they foul.“The law is clear so people should keep their dog on a lead when required to or face the consequences.”


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