Dangerous breed dog owner faces charges of attack

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The City of Albany is prosecuting the dog owner.
Camera IconThe City of Albany is prosecuting the dog owner. Credit: Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

The owner of a dog declared a dangerous breed is facing charges after it allegedly attacked three people in May.

Dylan Byron Ronald Cassells is being prosecuted by the City of Albany after the incident in Kalgan, facing four charges of dog attack or chase causing no physical injury.

The Albany Magistrate’s Court heard Mr Cassells’ pig nose pitbull terrier, which is declared a restricted breed, allegedly attacked three people on May 11 when it was not in an enclosure or on a leash.

The dog was seized by City rangers and remains in the pound.

Under the Dog Act, a restricted breed must wear a special collar that identifies it as a dangerous dog, be confined in an enclosure that prevents its escape and be muzzled under the control of an adult.

The charges were remanded to August 24.

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