Melbourne dog owner is hit with massive fine after breaking a little-known rule ... trends now

Melbourne dog owner is hit with massive fine after breaking a little-known rule ... trends now
Melbourne dog owner is hit with massive fine after breaking a little-known rule ... trends now

Melbourne dog owner is hit with massive fine after breaking a little-known rule ... trends now

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A dog owner has been left stunned after she was slapped with a substantial fine for an unusual breach of the law on her own property. 

Judy Murphy, 79, from Sandringham, south of Melbourne, was fined for breaking a little-known rule after a neighbour reported her to local council.

A photo of Ms Murphy's Maltese Shih Tzu, Clarrie, standing on the front driveway of her home was sent to Bayside City Council.

Ms Murphy said she then received a $288 fine because the five-year-old pup was 'off lead'. 

A frustrated neighbour sent the local council a photo Of Judy Murphy's Maltese shi tzu, Clarrie, standing in her driveway without a leash

A frustrated neighbour sent the local council a photo Of Judy Murphy's Maltese shi tzu, Clarrie, standing in her driveway without a leash 

In the photo, Clarrie can be spotted in a communal driveway at the Sandringham housing complex. 

'He wasn't going anywhere,' Ms Murphy said

'He was just looking for his mates, I think. He's my best little mate and wouldn't hurt a fly.'

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