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My dog was on the lead and another dog come up and then they

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Hello my dog was on the lead and another dog come up and then they had a dog fight the other dog come of with punched parks who is at fault?
Assistant: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Somerset
Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: The owner has come round sand asked me to pay £85.00 and they have contacted the local council
Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: There dog was of the lead

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you

Why was your dog on lead?

And what do you mean by punched parks?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I always walk my dog on the lead sorry puncture wound
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I don’t what a phone call
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Jo c I don’t want a phone chat
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Is this working ?

Yes, but can you give me some time to respond.

This is not a chat service.

But why do you walk him on lead?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Because you should walk you dog on a lead in a public place

Actually, no you shouldnt.

That is only required on a restricted road.

Is this in a park?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
a play park

Thanks for the information

The short answer is that it depends which dog started this. The fact that his was off lead is a double edged sword. Might suggest that there had been no previous problems and so it is less likely to have started this. Might suggest negligence. The fact that your dog was on lead is another double edged sword – it is a control measure but the fact of the need might suggest your dog had other problems in which case there may be criticism of the absence of a muzzle.

Nothing is going to happen over £85 though. He is not going to sue for that amount.

The fact of puncture wounds doesn’t mean your dog started this though . It just means his came off worse.

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you need more information.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
would the expectation be that we muzzle our dog when taking her out after the letter from the council

What does the letter say?

This is from the dog warden I presume?

Or are the dog wardens trying to fine you £85? For what ?