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.”