Two dog attack victims were hospitalised and had to undergo plastic surgery for injuries to their arms and legs when two staffies were let loose in Hoppers Crossing last year.
They were among six people, including a police officer, attacked when the dogs escaped their Hoppers Crossing property.
The dogs were put down and their owner ordered to pay $4200 in fines and other costs.
The case is one of 32 successful prosecutions Wyndham council has made against neglectful pet owners in the past six months.
Other successful prosecutions included:
•The owner of a husky had to pay $7500 and had a range of restrictions imposed on the dog after it attacked a man in a Point Cook park. The victim, who was protecting his three-year-old daughter from the dog, required plastic surgery.
•A staffy was euthanised and its owner required to pay more than $3500 after the dog attacked an elderly person who was jogging past.
•A Little River woman was fined $2400 and agreed to move nearly 60 sheep and goats from her property after they escaped a number of times and ran on to a 80km/h road.
•A Williams Landing man was fined $31,000 and banned from breeding domestic animals for 10 years after council rangers found 72 Bengal cats in his house, 30 of which were in such poor health they needed to be put down.
The council also prosecuted 19 people after their dogs repeatedly escaped from their properties.
Wyndham council environment and sustainability portfolio holder Heather Marcus said pet owners had to ensure their pets did not pose a danger to the wider community.
“In most of these cases, the dogs had not been properly contained to their properties, which shows a lack of responsibility on the part of the owners,” Cr Marcus said.