#TheList Susanne Nulty (aka Susanne ‘Susie’ Harrison), born 22/05/1977, most recently of Tatbank Road, Oldbury, West Midlands but with links to Lichfield, Staffordshire – moved out of her house, leaving her Cavalier King Charles spaniel to die in a locked toilet
Cruel Susanne Nulty left her pet dog Todd to starve to death in a locked toilet when she abandoned her home on Milne Avenue, Lichfield. The spaniel was found dead on a pile of rubbish by shocked bailiffs when they entered the property.
Initially, they thought he was a toy dog – but on closer inspection realised he was dead.
Todd’s emaciated body was found six weeks after Nulty had left the property having been served an eviction notice. Scratches on the bathroom door showed his pitiful attempts to escape.
Mother-of-four Nulty pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the 11-year-old dog.
RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant, who investigated the case, said: “Nulty had left Todd in the house, with no food or drink, and made no provisions for anyone to take care of him.
“Nobody knew the dog was in the house, not even the neighbours as they didn’t hear any barking.
“There were two levels of suffering – the physical suffering of starvation and dehydration, and the mental suffering of anxiety and stress, not knowing if anyone was coming for him or when he would be fed.
“It is so sad to think that Todd was locked in this small toilet, with no stimulation, no fresh air, barely any room to move and no contact with another human or animal – on top of the fact that he was slowly starving to death.
“It would have been a miserable existence for him, living in this small, dark room which was covered in rubbish and faeces.
“It is just absolutely awful and stomach-churning to think of the slow, painful and distressing death Todd suffered.
“There is no excuse to do this to an animal. Pet-owners have a legal responsibility to ensure their animals do not suffer – sadly, Nulty failed Todd in the worst possible way.”
Sentencing: 12-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months; 100 hours of unpaid work; costs and charges totalling £415. Lifetime disqualification order on all animals.
Old FB profile: https://www.facebook.com/susanne.harrison.12
Update August 2019 – may be in Hartshill, Nuneaton.