Dog owner fined after pet attacked two dogs

PROSECUTED: Ibrahim Bassiouni

PROSECUTED: Ibrahim Bassiouni

First published in News

A POOLE man has been prosecuted by Borough of Poole trading standards after one of his dogs attacked another dog.

Ibrahim Bassiouni of Brixey Road breached a Dog Control Order imposed in October 2012 after his two Staffordshire Bull Terriers, both males, had attacked other dogs.

The order requires the dogs to be walked individually, kept on a lead and muzzled at all times when in public places.

The council says he failed to comply with these requirements and in June 2013 one of his dogs attacked another dog while in a public place. The incident resulted in the injured dog requiring veterinary treatment.

Bassiouni, a former parent governor of Poole High School, pleaded guilty at Bournemouth Magistrates Court to failing to keep one of his dogs under control, breaching conditions of the court imposed order. He was fined £600 plus a contribution to costs of £500 and a victim surcharge of £60. The original control order remains in place and will last throughout the dogs’ lives.

Peter Haikin, regulatory services manager, Borough of Poole, said: “Dog owners are advised they must act responsibly in public places to ensure their pet is not dangerously out of control.

“We would encourage dog owners to immediately report incidents where their dog has been attacked by another dog to the dog warden.”

Cllr Xena Dion, cabinet portfolio holder for a prosperous and sustainable Poole, Borough of Poole, said: “We all have the right to enjoy our public spaces and this enjoyment can be affected by the actions of a few who do not keep their dogs under control.

“Dog attacks can be very distressing for all involved.

“If a dog owner knows that their dog has aggressive tendencies then they should be taking steps to manage this behaviour when walking their dog in public.

“We do take such incidents very seriously and will seek Dog Control Orders through the courts.”

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12:41pm Mon 21 Jul 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

No custodial sentence then as per the Branksome chine cyclist.
No custodial sentence then as per the Branksome chine cyclist. The-Bleeding-Obvious
  • Score: 6

12:59pm Mon 21 Jul 14

KitKatPuss says...

The owner failed to comply with a Dog Control Order....the dog then did damage to another dog....he deserves to be prosecuted as he is obviously not in control of his dogs!

People like this give a bad name to dog owners....I have a dog who has behavioural issues through no fault of his and can be temperamental.....wh
en I take him out in public he is always muzzled, wears a Yellow Dog 'I Need Space' coat and is double leaded/harnessed and he is also being trained at present....
The owner failed to comply with a Dog Control Order....the dog then did damage to another dog....he deserves to be prosecuted as he is obviously not in control of his dogs! People like this give a bad name to dog owners....I have a dog who has behavioural issues through no fault of his and can be temperamental.....wh en I take him out in public he is always muzzled, wears a Yellow Dog 'I Need Space' coat and is double leaded/harnessed and he is also being trained at present.... KitKatPuss
  • Score: 19

1:56pm Mon 21 Jul 14

suzigirl says...

KitKatPuss wrote:
The owner failed to comply with a Dog Control Order....the dog then did damage to another dog....he deserves to be prosecuted as he is obviously not in control of his dogs! People like this give a bad name to dog owners....I have a dog who has behavioural issues through no fault of his and can be temperamental.....wh en I take him out in public he is always muzzled, wears a Yellow Dog 'I Need Space' coat and is double leaded/harnessed and he is also being trained at present....
Not everybody is as responsible as you - luckily my dog is very friendly and I have never had an issue with him but he has been snapped by a few other dogs who always say "he/she has never done that before" absolute rubbish and I do tell them that their dog should be muzzled and on one occasion when the owner was abusive to me I told her that she should be muzzled as well!
[quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: The owner failed to comply with a Dog Control Order....the dog then did damage to another dog....he deserves to be prosecuted as he is obviously not in control of his dogs! People like this give a bad name to dog owners....I have a dog who has behavioural issues through no fault of his and can be temperamental.....wh en I take him out in public he is always muzzled, wears a Yellow Dog 'I Need Space' coat and is double leaded/harnessed and he is also being trained at present....[/p][/quote]Not everybody is as responsible as you - luckily my dog is very friendly and I have never had an issue with him but he has been snapped by a few other dogs who always say "he/she has never done that before" absolute rubbish and I do tell them that their dog should be muzzled and on one occasion when the owner was abusive to me I told her that she should be muzzled as well! suzigirl
  • Score: 16

2:08pm Mon 21 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

The owner obviously has good contacts.
The owner obviously has good contacts. pete woodley
  • Score: 13

4:58pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Peroni says...

Put the dog down.....or have we got to have a child bitten first !!!!
Put the dog down.....or have we got to have a child bitten first !!!! Peroni
  • Score: 2

9:00pm Wed 23 Jul 14

justice4mydog says...

It was my dog that was attacked. It was actually 3 dogs onto mine and not 1 as stated. I am glad he decided to plead guilty as even though I confronted him a week later he denied everything and continued to do so at the various court hearings. I dont think I am going to get the vet fees paid to me but thats the justice system for you. I am just relieved my dog didnt die through the shock. A year on I am still nervous of dogs I dont know and the events of that evening last year are still fresh in my mind.
It was my dog that was attacked. It was actually 3 dogs onto mine and not 1 as stated. I am glad he decided to plead guilty as even though I confronted him a week later he denied everything and continued to do so at the various court hearings. I dont think I am going to get the vet fees paid to me but thats the justice system for you. I am just relieved my dog didnt die through the shock. A year on I am still nervous of dogs I dont know and the events of that evening last year are still fresh in my mind. justice4mydog
  • Score: 3

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