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Case ID: 15878
Classification: Beating
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Abuse was retaliation against animal's bad behavior
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Saturday, Oct 3, 2009

County: Lewis and Clark

Charges: Felony CTA
Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Brandon Hill

An 18-year-old Helena-area man has been charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals after an 8-week-old puppy was beaten so badly that it had to be euthanized.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton says Brandon Hill was arrested over the weekend.

Dutton says a witness told officers that she saw a man kicking a small white dog against a car tire, and then pick the puppy up and throw it on the ground. The witness said the man then took the puppy inside a trailer, and she heard something bang against the wall followed by the puppy crying.

Dutton says Hill told officers he got mad and threw the dog against the wall because it chewed his cell-phone charger and defecated on the floor.

Hill was jailed without bond.


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