Charges Issued Over Dog Attack

Issued Friday 8 September 2017

A charge and summons notice has been issued to a 44-year-old Cranbourne East man over an incident that occurred on Sunday 23 July at 7.30am, where it’s alleged that two sheep were killed and three others seriously injured by two dogs.

The man has been charged with:

  • Five counts of serious dog attack
  • One count of allowing a dog to be at large during the day
  • One count of an unregistered dog wearing registration tags
  • One count of fail to renew registration

The dog belonging to this man has been seized and will remain in Council care until the matter is resolved by the courts. The matter is listed for mention at the Dandenong Magistrates Court on 21 September 2017.

The maximum penalties for a serious dog attack can be up to $6,342 (per offence), $951 for allowing a dog to be at large, $158 for an unregistered dog wearing registration tags, and $3,171 for failing to register.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the second dog is urged to contact Council.