Dog owners in South Derbyshire warned by police to keep control of their pets.
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One of our Police Community Support Supervisors is warning dog owners on her patch to keep control of their pets.
The warning comes as officers from her Safer Neighbourhood team in South Derbyshire have had cause to issues three Community Protection Notice Warnings (CPNW) to dog owners whose pets have been out of control.
The warnings were issued last week (w/c May, 20) for:
A dog being off lead and attacking another dog on Lowes Lane in Swarkestone.
A dog being out of control and biting another dog in Boulton Moor.
A dog that caused injury to a jogger in Poppy woods, Melbourne.
Kerry Wallington Waite, PCSO supervisor for South Derbyshire Safer Neighbourhood Teams, said: “We would urge dog owners to take responsibility for their pets especially when out and about in the public. It is their responsibility to ensure that the dog is under control and not able to cause harm to other animals or members of the public.
“These owners have been issued with CPNWs that sets out their responsibilities. If they then fail to take action and breach the order a notice is issued, non-compliance of which can lead to prosecution or the issue of a £100 fixed penalty.
“We hope that these owners will heed our advice and so there will be no similar issues.”