A WOMAN will pay a $1200 fine after her great dane dog ‘Nelson’ bit the snout and neck of a ridgeback cross named ‘Fred’.
Beverley Leishia Thompson was convicted in her absence in Mandurah Magistrates Court today , for control of dogs in certain places and being a person liable for a dog attack on a person or animal.
Thompson did not enter a plea of guilty to either offence.
Shire of Murray representative Ron Porter said Grant and Belinda Gilbert were walking Fred on a leash at 2.15pm at Cantwell Park on March 31, 2018.
Mr Porter said Thompson was also holding Nelson on a leash at Cantwell Park.
Mr Gilbert and Fred passed Thompson and Nelson, and both dogs began to bark at each other.
Mr Gilbert tried to avoid walking close to Thompson and Nelson, who were four metres away near a limestone wall.
Thompson’s leash slipped from her reach and Nelson bit Fred’s snout and neck, causing bleeding.
Thompson grabbed Nelson by the collar and secured him. She apologised to Mr and Mrs Gilbert.
Mr Porter said Fred was taken to Baldivis Vet where Mr Gilbert paid $99 in vet costs.
Magistrate Anne Longden fined Thompson $1200 and ordered her to pay $99 in restitution.