Man fined after a dog bit a 14-year-old boy in South Yunderup

THE owner of a female dog has been fined $1000 after his pet bit the left thigh of a 14-year-old boy.

Storm Ayton, who did not appear in court, was charged and found guilty of failing to register his dog and holding it by a leash, as well as being the owner of a dog who attacked and caused physical injury to a person.

Shire of Murray prosecutor Ron Porter said the 14-year-old male victim was walking alone in South Yunderup on March 23 at 7.40am.

Two unregistered dogs, including an American Bulldog cross Mastiff named Bella and an American Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Buddy, approached the victim.

Bella lunged at the victim and bit his left thigh causing minor injury, which he later self-treated.

The victim tried to escape the two dogs but they continued to follow him. He hid behind a boat until his sister came and they walked home.

Mr Porter told the court Bella was involved in another incident over the weekend but did not provide any details.

Mr Porter said both dogs were now registered and Ayton had moved out of the Mandurah area.

Ayton was fined $1000.

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