The New York man charged earlier this month in the railroad puppies case faces new charges after it was discovered he has now left more dogs in the back of a U-Haul truck for an extended period of time during extremely cold temperatures.
An article posted earlier today at Times Union says "Anthony Walker was charged with four counts under the state's Agriculture and Markets law for torturing and injuring animals, a misdemeanor," after the a U-Haul was found parked behind a Super 8 Motel with the dogs inside. What a horrible thing to do.
Sadly, this is not the first time Walker has had run-ins with the law due to his gross mistreatment of animals. It has been confirmed that he is the same person who was charged on January 14 for "leaving three pit bull puppies injured and emaciated on railroad tracks in Albany last fall." One puppy died, while another had missing toes, and the third puppy had a hole in his foot. It was believed at the time that Walker had nailed the puppies to the rail road tracks.
The dogs left in the U-Haul were in "poor conditions" and promptly transferred to a local emergency animal clinic.
This is clearly an individual who does not need to have animals under his care. Sadly he will only receive misdemeanor charges -- and likely a slap on the wrist -- which will enable him to go find his next victim. Should society rethink animal abuse cases and make animal cruelty a felony?