A DOG owner was collared for failing to stop her noisy mutt barking.
Theresa Whittle, 40, appeared before Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court after the pet made life misery for neighbours in Almondbury.
The single mum-of-three, of Highlands Avenue, had been given a noise abatement notice – ordering her to cut out nuisance noise – last October.
But Kirklees Council officers continued to receive complaints from neighbours.
Prosecutor Sarah Swarbrick said during a 20-minute visit by a council officer to a neighbour’s house on October 13, the dog could be heard above the noise of a television.
“The dog was barking non-stop, save for gathering breath,” she added.
Neighbours said it was damaging their health and they needed medication to sleep.
The court heard the dog was confiscated on Monday and will be rehoused.
Whittle admitted three charges of breaching the noise abatement notice.
Her solicitor, Bill Rawstron, said she had been struggling to look after her dog and children on her own.
He added: ““She was making arrangements for the dog to be rehoused before it was taken.”
Whittle was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £100 costs.