RCMP applies to have Conception Harbour man's dog destroyed

Published on March 16, 2016

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.

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Rosie Mullaley