Question and Answer - Q33

Question

There is a dog that lives down the street and the owner has let it out without a lead and it has bitten me, what can I do?

Answer

You can report the incident to your local police. There is an offence of having a dog dangerously out of control in a public place. The dog owner (or the person for the time being in charge of the dog) may be prosecuted and could face imprisonment and/or a fine and the courts can make a variety of orders in relation to the dog, which range from muzzling to destruction.

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