The title of the article is misleading. The owner didn't make the initial efforts to be a responsible owner until the police were involved. "A dog owner whose family pet broke free whilst being walked and attacked another dog has willingly had her pet neutered and micro-chipped as part of the police-led LEAD initiative to promote responsible dog ownership." Everything included in the statement should have been done prior as being a responsible dog owner. It should be more something like: Owner agrees to be part of the police-led LEAD initiative to promote responsible dog ownership in order to keep her dog.