Owner receives fine after dog bites eight-year-old

THE Shire of Murray prosecuted irresponsible dog owners at Mandurah Magistrates Court today.

Emma Molly Stone received a global fine of $5000 after her tan mastiff cross called Hades bit an eight-year-old boy.

The prosecuting lawyer told the court the eight-year-old was riding his bike on Locke Street in Pinjarra when Hades approached him.

Hades bit the boy on the left leg, leaving him with puncture wounds and bruising.

Stone pleaded guilty in writing to having control of a dog that attacked a person and caused injury, and permitting a dog to be in a public place without a leash.

In her letter she said she had never known the dog to be aggressive.

Alice Louise Parker pleaded guilty to permitting a dog to be in a public place without a leash.

On June 3, rangers received a complaint that a dog was wandering on the verge in Waroona.

Parker was issued a warning. Rangers received another four complaints about the dog.

Parker said she had moved to another house because she could not control her dog.

She received a $300 fine and $167.10 in costs.

Mark Anthony Weir received a $600 fine and $169.10 in costs after he pleaded guilty to failing to register and microchip his dog.

He told the court the dog was now microchipped and registered.

Robert Malcolm Farmer was called up to appear and plead to two charges of failing to register and microchip a dog.

He began shouting in court that he was not going under maritime law.

Mr Farmer was sent outside.

He will reappear at a later date.