Hefty fine for owner of dangerous Launceston canine

A DANGEROUS dog owner has been slapped with a hefty fine, after the animal attacked a husky and its owner.

Shonnah Melinda Maynard faced the Launceston Magistrates Court on Wednesday, charged with a string of dog-related offences and pleaded guilty.

Earlier this year, her Staffordshire bull terrier Bella – deemed savage – broke free of the yard and attacked the passersby, causing minor injuries to both.

Maynard was ordered to pay $1500 compensation.

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