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Maroondah Journal: Heathmont woman fined over snappy dog

By July 20, 2010September 4th, 2010No Comments

Pet ownership brings responsibilities and it is important that owners of pets respect their neighbours and the community. The Maroondah Journal has reported on a recent incident, whereby a woman was fined for letting her dog roam and intimidate people.

Maroondah Mayor Alex Makin said the prosecution was a strong reminder to pet owners that they must abide by relevant laws.

“That includes ensuring their animals are kept under effective control both on and off their property. Taking matters to court is a last resort but it is a step the council is willing to take when people have broken the law. Safe and responsible pet ownership is important and it is something the council encourages within Maroondah.”

The amenity of our community needs to be respected by everything within our municipality and Council will undertake court action when all all other avenues have been exhausted.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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