Three dog owners have been hit with fines for allowing their dogs to be off their leads in public places.
South Ribble magistrates heard three cases of owners allowing their pets to road free in the borough where bylaws have been introduced banning dogs off leads.
Darren Campbell, of Buckingham Avenue, Penwortham, did not attend court which heard he allowed a dog off his lead in Hawksbury Drive, Penwortham, on February 10.
He was fined £200, with £75 costs and a £15 victims’ surcharge.
Samantha Quinn, of Windsor Road, Walton-le-Dale, was also convicted in her absence for allowing a dog off the lead on Allerton Road, Walton-le-Dale on January 25.
She was fined £75 and ordered to pay £75 costs, with a £15 victims’ surcharge.
Martin Price, of Bannister’s Bit, Penwortham, was convicted of letting his dog off his lead near his home on February 10 and was fined £100 with £20 costs and a £15 victims’ surcharge.
South Ribble Coun Peter Mullineaux, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and street scene, said: “Our zero tolerance approach to irresponsible dog owners who let their pets roam free is helping to keep South Ribble clean, green and safe. If your dog is found on the streets unsupervised, or not on a lead, you will be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £75 without any exceptions. And if the culprits refuse to pay the penalty, we won’t hesitate to take them to court.”