Jail for man who let dog maul cat
A cruel yob who let a dog loose to savage a cat to death has been jailed - after he was tracked down by West Midlands Police following an appeal to trace him.
Amos Price was identified as the prime suspect after the sickening attack in Woodlands Crescent in Pelsall last month.
Shocking CCTV footage showed Price leading the dog towards the cat, then as the horror mauling took place on 23 October he ran off.
The 30-year-old of Trevor Road, Pelsall, went to ground afterwards and officers launched a wanted appeal to find and bring him to justice.
Information received from the public helped locate Price on Tuesday (12 Nov) and he was promptly arrested.
Price admitted causing unnecessary cruelty to an animal at Walsall Magistrates Court today (14 Nov) and was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison. The maximum sentence he could have received was six months.
Price was also banned from keeping animals for life.
Chief Superintendent Andy Parsons, from Walsall police, said: "As a police force and community we have all been appalled by the sickening actions of Price. It was completely mindless, senseless and beyond any justification.
"We are grateful to the support we received from the public who played a vital role in assisting our investigations and making sure he was brought to court to face punishment."