A MAN has been left with a court bill of almost £600 after he admitted importing dogs without health certificates.
Stefan Lukac (35), of Hollowgate, Rotherham, was fined £120 when appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday.
The court heard the imported dogs had been sold despite having not been properly vaccinated against rabies.
Lukac was ordered to pay £551.25 compensation to someone to whom he sold one of the dogs.
Cllr Emma Hoddinott, Rotherham Borough Council’s cabinet member for community safety, said: “We will always ensure steps are taken to ensure the community is protected.
“The dogs are now being properly taken care of, but Mr Lukac’s actions put the health of animals and the public at risk from diseases such as rabies.
“We are pleased that the court supported our action in this case.”