Portage man sentenced to nine months in jail for killing dog with hammer

Portage man sentenced to nine months in jail for killing dog with hammer
Columbia County Records

A Portage man was sentenced to nine months in jail for killing his dog with a hammer.

According to court records, Brandon Shearer was sentenced Friday in Columbia County court.

Officials said Shearer confessed to killing the dog as a means to “put it down.”

Shearer pleaded no contest to animal mistreatment in May.

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