#TheList Doris Nartey, born c. 1965, of Capel Crescent, Newport NP20 – for a catalogue of cruelty towards two dogs
Ghanaian national Doris Nartey pleaded guilty to four animal welfare offences involving a starving Staffy named Rosie, who was described by an RSPCA inspector as a “bag of bones”, and a neglected French bulldog called Boss.
In January 2019 RSPCA inspectors found Rosie tied to the stairs of a property in an emaciated body condition and Boss in a dog crate in the property with no food, water or bedding. Boss was also below normal body condition.
In an interview with the RSPCA the defendant said Rosie had not been to the vets as the weather has been bad and was tied to the stairs as she jumps up at her. Both dogs were in the care of Nartey.
RSPCA inspector Emma Smith said: “It is clear that both of these dogs had been neglected and their needs were not being met. I was just completely shocked when I saw Rosie in such an emaciated condition and tied to the stairs. She was just skin and bones – it was heartbreaking to see.
“When Rosie was taken out of the house, she drank eagerly from a pool of rainwater – she clearly was extremely thirsty. The dogs were immediately taken to a vets and following an examination Rosie was found to be dehydrated, had sores on her feet and was emaciated.
“The vet said she would have been suffering for four weeks due to her poor bodily condition. Boss’s needs were also not met due to his poor bodily condition.”
Rosie and Boss were placed on a specialised veterinary diet in RSPCA care for weight gain and were successfully rehomed from RSPCA Newport Animal Centre to a forever home together.
Nartey, who has an adult daughter named Cintia Nartey and an adult son Rio Nartey, (it’s not known whether they still live with her but Cintia has photos of Boss on her Facebook), was said to be remorseful for her actions.
Sentencing: fine, costs and charges totalling £610. Banned from keeping any animal for five years.