Coolup: dogs killed sheep and alpacas; owner fined $2000

A COOLUP woman will have to pay $2250 to replace seven sheep and two alpacas killed by her dogs in October last year, it was heard in Mandurah Magistrates Court today (March 15).

Sheree Curedale pleaded guilty to having control of a dog that attacked or chased a person or animal and caused injury, having a dog in place without consent and failing to register a dog with the local authority.

A prosecutor for the Shire of Murray told the court that Curedale’s two Great Dane crosses, Frank and Pip, were chasing the sheep around 6.45am.

The farmer came out to inspect his flock and noticed two dead rams in the paddock.

Five other sheep and two alpacas were injured.

Curedale took her dogs to a friend’s house following the incident.

Counsel for the accused said she has a “heart of gold”.

The maximum penalty for this offence is $10,000.

Magistrate Vivien Edwards gave Curedale a $2000 global fine and ordered her to pay restitution of $2250.