The 30-year-old man from Albany, N.Y., who is accused of nailing three pit bull puppies to railroad tracks, has received a meager sentence for the cruel crime, reported Wednesday's Times-Union.
Following the acceptance of a plea deal, Anthony Walker was able to walk free after the court proceedings wrapped up - sentenced to five years of probation, during which he is banned from owning pets.
Amazingly, though Walker may not own a pet, Judge Peter Lynch allowed him to continue residing in his mother's household with a dog.
Walker was arrested on January 14 for abandoning three pit bull puppies on train tracks in Sept. 2012.
The puppies, estimated to be just under a month of age, had been nailed by their rear feet to the tracks. The severely injured and dehydrated pups were rushed to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society for care; one puppy did not survive.
Following the pit bull puppy incident, Walker abandoned an additional four dogs in a U-Haul trailer; his plea agreement was for both instances.
During the court proceedings, Walker was said to have shown "no remorse," for his actions and he stated that he was an innocent man.
Prior story on Walker's arrest at this link.
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