RCMP applies to have Conception Harbour man's dog destroyed

Rosie Mullaley
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The RCMP is looking to have a Conception Harbour man's dog destroyed.


The application was brought forward this morning when Robert Brant appeared in provincial court in St. John's.

The 34-year-old faces charges of failing to tether a dog and unlawfully allowing a companion animal to cause a hazard under the Animal Health and Protection Act.

The offences are said to have happened Nov. 9, 2015, in Conception Harbour.

RCMP officer Adrian Cox, who filed the application, was in the courtroom. He told Judge Mike Madden that he served Brant with it on Feb. 10.

Brant spoke up, saying he didn't know why he was in court because he had told the officer back then that he already agreed to have the dog destroyed.

He also asked about his wife's case. His wife Stephanie Laura Brant also faces three counts of failing to tether a dog and one count of unlawfully allowing a companion animal to cause a hazard. It involves the same dog, but a different incident last year. She's due back in court April 1.

Duty counsel Catherine Boyde told the judge that Robert Brant has applied to have a Legal Aid lawyer represent him.

Boyde and Crown prosecutor Robin Singleton agreed to set the case over to May 11.



Twitter: TelyCourt

Rosie Mullaley

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Conception Harbour, St. John's

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Recent comments

  • Babs
    March 17, 2016 - 16:25

    So they are guilty of not tethering their dog and the dog cause a hazard. What was the hazard? If it was simply roaming then this dog does not deserve to lose it's life! Bring the dog to a shelter so it can he rehomed with more responsible owners.

  • nikki
    March 17, 2016 - 03:02

    How about not destroy the dog? He cant help he had idiots for owners. Find him someone who can work with him if agressive or whatever the case may actually be because the details are unclear, and then find him a home. You wouldnt destroy a kid for misbehaving. You get him help to teach him. No one wants totake the time anymore to patiently do things. Let's just find the easy way out

  • Joni
    March 16, 2016 - 19:45

    Definitely more to this, is the dog at fault or the humans who should be looking after him???? If possible, give the animal another chance, maybe a new home?

  • Pamela Butler
    March 16, 2016 - 18:16

    Why does the dog have to be destroyed over the Humans stupidity... Why not put the dog in a shelter and let someone responsible adopt him/her???

  • Kim
    March 16, 2016 - 14:56

    gotta be more to this story... certainly the RCMP isn't asking for a dog to be destroyed simply for wandering. Says the dog is a hazard... is the dog aggressive?.. has it bitten?.. certainly destroying the animal is a last resort.