Joanne OHare, of Field Road, Ramsey, appeared at Huntingdon Magistrates Court on Thursday, February 13. The 43-year-old had been charged with two counts of being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control in a public place, after her dogs, a Staffordshire bull terrier called Star and a German Shepherd called Ruby, attacked another dog near The Rivermill apartments on Saturday, November 16. OHare initially denied the charges, but changed her plea to guilty. She was fined £100 and ordered to pay costs of £150, a £20 victim surcharge and compensation to the victims of £141.38. She was also told she must fit a muzzle to her dogs when outside her home and keep them on a lead. The dog that was attacked, Billy, belongs to Karen Leete, whose daughter Amy was walking him when the attack took place. Welcoming the sentence, she said: As a family it had a big impact on us. I would hate for it to happen to anyone else. Billy had several hours of surgery to torn muscles on his leg, and Amy was very traumatised.