An 18-year-old Canberra man accused of stabbing two dogs with a home-made spear in Queanbeyan has been refused bail in Queanbeyan Local Court.
Harley Bailey, of Mawson, fronted court on Tuesday charged with three counts of ''torture, beat and seriously injure'' an animal in Jordan Place, Queanbeyan, about 3.40pm on Sunday.
Police allege Bailey, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome and has a history of mental health issues, broke into a Jordan Place residence before stabbing the two dogs several times.
Both dogs, a Staffordshire terrier and a pit bull-mastiff cross were taken by police to a nearby vet. One was in a serious condition.
Bailey is alleged to have committed the attack after witnessing the two dogs rip apart and kill his cat less than an hour earlier.
Police allege that 20 minutes later Bailey forced his way into the backyard of the home where the dogs were kept before grabbing a pole and hitting one of the dogs. He then allegedly tried to stab the animal with a knife before his mother and stepfather arrived and took him home.
Soon after Bailey allegedly returned to the house with a home-made spear and stabbed both dogs before police arrived.
A crime scene was established at the house and a number of items were seized for forensic examination.
Bailey surrendered to Queanbeyan police the next morning.
In refusing bail, magistrate Chris Bone said he took into account the savage nature of the dogs' attack on Bailey's cat.
But he said the seriousness of the allegations meant he had no choice but to remand Bailey in custody.
''It is very easy to understand that if you saw your cat ripped to pieces by dogs you might want vengeance,'' magistrate Bone said.
''[But] to go into someone's house in those circumstances really ramps things up.
''One of the more worrying aspects is that even after his mother and stepfather had taken him away, he came back a little while later with a makeshift spear.
''That is a situation that I think is fraught with danger. In my opinion, the safety of the public, particularly of the people associated with these animals … is such that I can't see there is a case for bail.''
Bailey will next face court again on September 3.