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Alleged dog beater makes first court appearance

By ASHLEY DEGRAAF May 28, 2013 · Updated 9:04 AM
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RCMP attended Friday's neighbourhood medical emergency in Shawnigan Lake. / Courtesy RCMP

A Duncan man is facing charges today in Duncan provincial court in connection with the beating of Terry the Boston Terrier.

Brandon Harrison, 26, is facing charges of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, criminal harassment and causing an animal to continue to be in distress.

Chris and Leigh Davies were witnesses to the incident involving the Terrier, which took place April 21 on Cowichan Lake Road.

According to Davies, a man pinned the dog by the neck to the road and punched him three times in the head, before throwing the dog into the ditch.

Davies and wife Leigh addressed the man and heated words were exchanged, including what Davies said was a nasty threat by the man to his wife when she said she was going to call 9-11.

"He said, 'I’ll f---ing kill you if you dial 9-11," Davies recalled in a previous article.

North Cowichan/Duncan Cpl. Jon Stuart confirmed the owner of the terrier — who the Davies have been referring to as Terry — was questioned by an officer as well as a B.C. SCPA investigator and arrested April 28 and released on conditions.