Woman fined for dogs’ farm rampage

Sheree Curedale pleaded guilty in Mandurah Magistrates Court to having control of a dog that attacked or chased a person or animal and caused injury, having a dog in a 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 about 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 had a heart of gold.

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

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