Two dogs seized in Ealing after killing a cat

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As part of Ealing’s Community Action Day, officers have seized two pit-bull type dogs, after a report from a resident that a cat had been killed in Coldershaw Road, W13.
A51-year-old man was arrested in suspicion of being in charge of dogs dangerously out of control contrary to section 3 of the Dangerous Dog Act 1991. Officers from Elthorne and Walpole Safer Neighbourhood Team executed a search warrant after the report was made on October 9.
The man remains in custody in a north London police station. Pet owners face fines of up to £20,000 if they fail to take steps preventing dog attacks, since new laws came in on Monday.

Prison sentences for owners of violent dogs were extended earlier this year as part of changes to the act and owners now face a maximum of 14 years for a fatal dog attack, five years for an injury and three years for an attack on an assistance dog.

In total, eight adults and 13 children have died from dog attacks since 2005.

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