Dangerous dogs: tough new law to help prevent attacks

From 20th October 2014, Police and principal local authorities (which for us means the Borough Council) in England and Wales have new powers under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to tackle irresponsible dog ownership. The owners of dogs that aggressively chase cats, run loose in the park or “alarm” postmen face criminal prosecution, fines of up to £20,000 or the prospect of theirs pets being seized.