Dangerous Dogs In Acton Park?

ActonW3 Forum posting leads to hunt for dogs and owner

Controlling Your Dog in Public

Following posting on the ActonW3 Forum, Ealing Council have reported that the hunt is on for the dogs and their owner.

Forum poster Avril Foley wrote into the forum yesterday after the incident one evening this week.

"I went for a walk with my dog the other night and they jumped the fence to attack my dog. I told the owner it was very dangerous to allow two dogs that size to be roaming freely without being on a lead.

Ms. Foley said the answer she got wasn't very nice. "He feel's that he is allowed to let them loose in the Childrens play area for a run as there is no-one around.  These dogs are very cross so be careful if you seen them."

A spokesperson for Ealing Council told ActonW3.com today that the incident has now been reported to the park rangers.  "Descriptions of the dogs have been circulated and the Safer Neighbourhoods Team has also been informed and they will be stopping anyone matching the description to speak to them about controlling their animals."

Rottweilers as a breed are not banned under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act.  However, the Act states that 'If a dog is dangerously out of control in a public place or injures any person while out of control, then its owner is guilty of an aggravated offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act.'

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Acton Central Safer Neighbourhood Team.



18 February 2011

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