Howling dogs’ owners fined £1,000

A couple of dog owners who pleaded guilty for the noise nuisance their dogs created, were yesterday (12 April) given fines totaling £1,039 by York Magistrates Court.

A couple of dog owners who pleaded guilty for the noise nuisance their dogs created, were yesterday (12 April) given fines totaling £1,039 by York Magistrates Court.

Wilfred Weston and Audrey Weston both of Burton Green, York were each issued with a noise abatement notice in 2012 because of their dogs’ howling and barking at their address.

Both Mr and Mrs Weston were each ordered to pay a £138.00 fine, £30 court surcharge and £351.85 costs each.

Neighbours complained of the near-constant barking and howling which drove them to often leave home as it was the only escape from the noise.

Twice in August 2016 and once in January 2017, council officers were called to witness the noise and found persistent unreasonable barking by two or more dogs for a period of time which breached both noise abatement notices on each occasion.

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