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The owner of a dangerous dog that mauled to death an 11-month-old baby has been helping rehome banned XL bullies in Scotland, MailOnline can exclusively reveal today.

Lee Wright, 36, from Blackburn in Lancashire, was jailed for 18 weeks after his nine stone ‘pitbull-type dog’ called Snoop mauled little Ava-Jayne Corless in February 2014.

The young girl suffered multiple injuries as Ava’s mother Chloe King, and her then-boyfriend Wright, slept downstairs. 

He was told by a judge to ‘think very carefully’ over whether he was fit to own dogs.  But now it has emerged that he has shared multiple appeals on social media to find homes north of the border after XL bullies were banned in England and Wales following a spate of fatal attacks.

Under an account called ‘Lee Bulz’ on Facebook Wright has been sharing desperate pleas to rehome the large dogs – sometimes warning that the animals are not suitable for those with a ‘young child at home’. 

He has also been pictured posing with heavily-muscled XL bully type breeds with names like Godzilla, Konvict and King Slayer – has been praised by dog lovers, unaware of his criminal past.

The revelations come days after a 68-year-old grandmother Esther Martin was killed by two suspected ‘unregistered’ XL bullies in Essex.

Revealed: Owner of illegal pitbull-type dog called Snoop which mauled 11-month-old baby girl to death has been rehoming XL Bullys in Scotland since ban in England

Lee Wright (pictured), 36, from Blackburn in Lancashire, was jailed for 18 weeks after his nine stone ‘pitbull-type dog’ called Snoop mauled little Ava-Jayne Corless in February 2014.

He was told by a judge to ¿think very carefully¿ over whether he was fit to own dogs

He was told by a judge to ‘think very carefully’ over whether he was fit to own dogs

The young girl (pictured) suffered multiple injuries as Ava¿s mother Chloe King, and her then-boyfriend Wright, slept downstairs

The young girl (pictured) suffered multiple injuries as Ava’s mother Chloe King, and her then-boyfriend Wright, slept downstairs

In a post for a three-year-old female dog,  Wright wrote: ‘Scotland home needed. Good with dogs and kids. At risk of being put to sleep. Shares appreciated.’

Sharing pictures of a two-year-old XL bully, Wright wrote: ‘Anyone in Scotland? Male. Pet free and no young child home.

‘Must have big dog experience. Message for more info.’

In another post, he grieved a XL Bully that had been put down writing: ‘RIP girl and to many others that have sadly been taken away too soon for no other reason than the governments greed.’ 

On other occasions Wright, who reportedly breeds dogs under the kennel name Incredabulz, sked for cash to help cover transportation costs for the animals.

Wright’s timeline is flooded with tributes to XL Bullies, sharing montages filled with tributes to the dogs – on one occasion sharing a photo that made it seem as though the dogs were going into battle.

Last month Wright shared a photo of a new tattoo he had inked on his arm which showed the faces of five XL Bullies.

Another cartoon appeared to show Prime Minister Rishi Sunak walking one of the dogs through a street filled with blood.

But now it has emerged that he has shared multiple appeals on social media to find homes north of the border after XL bullies were banned in England and Wales following a spate of fatal attacks

But now it has emerged that he has shared multiple appeals on social media to find homes north of the border after XL bullies were banned in England and Wales following a spate of fatal attacks

Under an account called ¿Lee Bulz¿ on Facebook Wright has been sharing desperate pleas to rehome the large dogs - sometimes warning that the animals are not suitable for those with a ¿young child at home¿

Under an account called ‘Lee Bulz’ on Facebook Wright has been sharing desperate pleas to rehome the large dogs – sometimes warning that the animals are not suitable for those with a ‘young child at home’

Little Ava-Jayne’s mother, Chloe King, 21 at the time of the incident, and then partner Wright later said they had fallen asleep on the settee downstairs and believed the dog was in the kitchen blocked in by a speaker and a golf bag stand.

Both were initially arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and child neglect before being told they would not face those charges.

Wright was later found guilty of having in his possession or custody a fighting dog following a trial at Blackburn Magistrates Court.

He had insisted Snoop was an American bulldog but a judge ruled it was an illegal pitbull-type, although he accepted Wright had been unaware of this.

Jailing him for 18 weeks, District Judge Gerald Chalk said the dog had caused the ‘gravest harm imaginable’ and said he wasn’t a ‘fit and proper person to have a dog’.

Banning him from keeping any dog for five years, the judge told Wright he should ‘think very carefully’ over that period about ‘whether you are in a fit state to keep a dog’.

Last year the Government announced a crackdown on XL bullies, which campaigners say have been linked to 14 fatal attacks since 2021. 

From February 1 it became illegal to own an XL Bully unless the dog had a certificate of exemption.

Writing ahead of January 31 Wright said: ‘I see a lot of innocent dogs’ lives will be taken tomorrow if they don’t get homes today it’s going to be a horrible day thinking of how many have had to take their dogs to the vets and put them to sleep for doing nothing wrong all because of the dog killer Rishi Sunak.’

XL bully owners reacted to the ban with outrage, launching social media campaigns demanded the rules be relaxed.

Many owners resorted to rehoming their dogs in Scotland – with First Minister Humza Yousaf last month saying the Scottish Government would ‘in essence replicate’ the Westminster legislation in response to the unwanted influx.

From February 23, anyone who owns an XL bully-type dog must keep them muzzled and on a lead in public places.

It will also be an offence to breed, sell, exchange, advertise or abandon them.

From August 1, all XL bully dogs in Scotland will require an exemption certificate or be waiting for one to be issued

In his posts, Wright – who breeds dogs under the kennel name ‘Incredabullz’ – praised his followers for their help in raising £140 to transport another dog from London to Glasgow, the Daily Record reported.

Addressing a post which claimed police officers had seized an unregistered XL bully dog in England, Wright wrote: ‘Something needs to be done.

‘We need to stick together and stand up and be counted and not let them get away with this.

‘I hope the officers taking these dogs lose their kids and see how they like it.’

On Saturday, Wright announced he would be taking a break from rehoming efforts – but continued to share appeals for others.

He wrote: ‘I’m sorry to inform you all I need to take a step back.

‘As of now, I’ve done everything I can to help people and I’m sorry to have to do this.

Last year the Government announced a crackdown on XL bullies, which campaigners say have been linked to 14 fatal attacks since 2021. From February 1 it became illegal to own an XL Bully unless the dog had a certificate of exemption

Last year the Government announced a crackdown on XL bullies, which campaigners say have been linked to 14 fatal attacks since 2021. From February 1 it became illegal to own an XL Bully unless the dog had a certificate of exemption

In his posts, Wright - who breeds dogs under the kennel name ¿Incredabullz¿ - praised his followers for their help in raising £140 to transport another dog from London to Glasgow, the Daily Record reported

In his posts, Wright – who breeds dogs under the kennel name ‘Incredabullz’ – praised his followers for their help in raising £140 to transport another dog from London to Glasgow, the Daily Record reported

‘The time it’s taken up and the stress and upset it’s caused has made me push away the person I love after taking the stress out on her.’

His efforts drew praise from supporters, with one responding: ‘You’ve done more than enough, you’re a hero mate.’

Another posted: ‘You’ve done so much for peoples dogs and restored my faith in humanity.’

But a source told the Record: ‘This lad clearly has no remorse whatsoever.

‘It infuriates me how he’s acting as an advocate for a breed when his own dog killed a child that was in his care.’

MailOnline has contacted Wright. 



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