West Coolup dog attack leaves sheep dead, owner ordered to pay compensation

A WEST Coolup woman will pay more than $2000 to a neighbour after her dogs mauled and killed seven sheep last year.

A WEST Coolup woman will pay more than $2000 to a neighbour after her dogs mauled and killed seven sheep last year.

A WEST Coolup woman will pay more than $2000 to a neighbour after her dogs mauled and killed seven sheep last year.

Sheree Curedale faced Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday, charged with three Dog Act offences relating to the October 14 attack which happened at a property on Attein Road.

Curedale pleaded guilty to having control of a dog which attacks and causes injury, having dogs in a place without consent, and failing to register the dogs.

The court heard Curedale’s two great dane crosses – one make and one female - were spotted attacking a neighbour’s animals about 7am.

Further investigations uncovered dead lambs and injured sheep in the paddock.

Counsel for Curedale said his client’s dogs had got out prior to the attacks.

He said Curedale had a “heart of gold” and had looked after the dogs, which were understood to have been euthanized following the incident.

The maximum penalty for having control of a dog which attacks and causes injury is $10,000.

Magistrate Vivien Edwards fined Curedale $2000, plus court costs.

Curedale was also ordered to pay her neighbour $2250 in compensation for the loss of his sheep.

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