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Richard Walter

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Cumberland County Sheriff’s Detectives are looking for a man who allegedly left eight dogs without food or water in his home for at least a month.

Detectives said six of the dogs were found dead in the sunroom of the home after trying to survive on wood that they chewed from porch furniture.

51-year-old Richard Walter of 3901 Bridgeview Drive, Fayetteville is being sought on eight counts of felony cruelty to animals.

On January 27, Walter’s neighbors contacted Animal Control after he allegedly left his home to visit his partner at Duke Medical Center in Durham.

Authorities said Walter never came back, leaving the animals to fend for themselves.

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