WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9: A 24 year old Government engineer was today remanded into custody after he admitted drowning his dog.

Nasir Brangman's pit bull Bruno attacked a Pomeranian on November 5 near Lighthouse Hill in St David's.

Animal Wardens arrived on the scene at 11:30am that day after a report of an attack and Brangman identified himself as the owner of the dog.

He told the officers he drowned the dog at Clearwater Beach.

The officers found the dog in the water that same day and arrested Brangman.

He was charged with Bruno’s death the following day when tests revealed the dog had died from drowning.

Addressing Magistrates' Court today, Brangman said he had lost his composure that day after watching Bruno kill the Pomeranian.

He said: “Prior to my offence, my dog had a bunch of serious attacks he was doing in my neighbourhood.

“I lost my composure and I humbly apologise for my actions.”

The court heard that he had owned the dog since he was a teenager.

And he said he had given his neighbour $2,500 in compensation for her dead dog.

In court, Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner called the drowning "callous and calculating".

He added: "Just because you can't manage your dog you take him and drown him.

"You're keeping a pit bull. Just because it gets out of hand doesn't mean you can drown it."

Brangman said: “I realise my actions weren’t right or lawful.”

But Mr Warner said: “If you had a child and the child misbehaves, you’re going to take the child and drown it?”

Brangman said: “No sir”.

The Magistrate then said: “That’s the same mindset.”

He also said he didn’t think dogs should be treated the same as humans, but they should be treated with respect.

He added: “That’s the ultimate mistreatment of animals. It’s the same mindset of disposing of something you don’t like.

“Something’s wrong with you man.”

After Mr Warner remanded Brangman into custody, his mother argued that her son should be released on bail.

She claimed that her son had killed the dog because he knew it would have to be put down for the attack on the Pomeranian dog.

She told the court her son worked 12-hour shifts at Tynes Bay and had worked long hours when the attack happened.

She also said he could lose his job if he was incarcerated.

Mr Warner said: “You can’t lose your job for being incarcerated.

“Tynes Bay would be wrong for that.”

He also said if she didn’t like his decision, she could appeal in the Supreme Court.

The matter was adjourned for sentencing on February 27.

Pre-sentencing reports were ordered.