#TheList Alexander Walker, born 14/05/1977, of Cote Royd, Caroline Street, Ashton-under-Lyne – kept six fighting dogs in squalid mess next to bloodied corpse of another dog
As the newspapers failed to follow-up in this case, we contacted Manchester & Salford Magistrates Court who kindly provided details of Walker’s sentence.
Earlier in 2014 Walker had pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering and failing to care for his dogs after police caught him digging a grave for a dead dog in woods.
The bulldog called Major died after being savagely attacked in a park by another dog two days before the find
Walker kept three adult American Bulldogs and three puppies next to the wounded corpse at his home in Prestwich for two days.
After following Walker to his flat an inspector found the floor was filled with rubbish and needles. All of the animals had severe wounds from regular fights and excrement was caked into their paws.
The remains of a cannabis factory were also found, and the only food in the flat was a piece of cake next to Major’s corpse.
Although Walker had been warned he could be imprisoned for up to a year and fined up to £20,000 for the neglect, he received just two months in jail.
Sentence (Oct ’14): two months’ imprisonment. Disqualified from keeping any animal for life