Families of children who've been mauled by dogs say new laws announced by the goverment today don't go far enough. Ministers revealed that owners could be prosecuted if their dog attacks someone on private property including their own home.
They also said micro-chipping will be made compulsory.
But will it really make dog owners more responsible? Not according to those who've had to deal with the trauma of a dog attack as Serena Sandhu reports
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It will stay cold this weekend with further wintry showers at times.
Icy stretches will form tonight as temperatures drop and wintry showers develop later.
A woman has been banned from keeping all animals for three years after admitting neglecting her cat and four kittens - two of whom died.