Community Resolution Order after dog ate rare eggs in Burley
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
A DOG owner has been given a Community Resolution Order after her pet destroyed a number of rare bird eggs in the New Forest.
The incident happened on Friday May 27 when a dog was captured by cameras – set up to monitor the progress of rare bird nests in Burley – entering a protected Curlew nest area and destroying a number of eggs.
The dog had been seen to repeatedly attack the nest and consume the eggs on three separate occasions.
Police enquiries were carried out and the owner of the dog was identified.
A 48-year-old woman from Christchurch was given a Community Resolution Order – a way of tackling some crime types or first-time offenders without taking the matter to court – requiring the owner to consider putting the dog forward for extensive training courses.
She was also issued and ordered to sign a Dog Behaviour Contract which requires her to walk the dog on a lead if on Forestry England land during nesting bird season from March to September.