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.