Alleged dog beater's case continues on Thursday

On Monday, the case of a Duncan man accused of beating his dog was put over until August 14 after two witnesses who were expected to show up did not.

Brandon Harrison, 26, faces four charges in connection with the alleged incident. They include: uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm; criminal harassment; causing unnecessary pain and suffering to an animal and causing an animal to continue to be in distress.

According to Chris and Leigh Davies, who say they were eyewitnesses to the account, on April 21, 2013, a man pinned a Boston terrier/French bulldog cross by the neck on Cowichan Lake Road and punched him in the head three times, before throwing the dog in the ditch.

The Davies said they addressed the man, and heated words were exchanged, including what Chris claimed was a threat to his wife when she said she was going to call 9-11.

"He said, 'I'll f---king kill you if you dial 9-11,' one of the Davies recalled he said in a previous article in The Duncan News Leader Pictorial.

Harrison has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Thousands of people have signed a document supporting the maximum sentence for Harrison, which was handed to Crown Counsel.


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