A dog fight in a Quarry Bay park has become the subject of a court case.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) filed a case against a dog owner for failing to restrain her pet from causing harm to another dog and its owner, Ming Pao Daily reported on Thursday.
The Eastern Magistrate’s Court heard that So, 29, was walking her dog, a Husky, in a park on Man Hong Street on April 2, when it attacked and bit another dog, a Chow, owned by a man surnamed Kwok.
So’s dog also bit Kwok’s right knee when he tried to stop the dogs’ fight.
Kwok sought a reimbursement of the medical fees worth HK$3,000 he paid for treatment of the injuries he and his dog sustained from the incident, but So refused.
Kwok then filed a complaint with the LCSD, which summoned So for failing to restrain her pet and causing harm to others. So denied the charges.
Deputy Magistrate Hui Shiu-keung said it was unusual for such a case to be brought to a court that is mainly for criminal cases.
While Hui did not think So should receive punishment other than a fine, the plaintiff’s lawyer insisted that jail time was justified.
The case was adjourned for Jan. 29.
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