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Newport, South-East Wales: Doris Nartey

#TheList Doris Nartey, born c. 1965, of Capel Crescent, Newport NP20 – for a catalogue of cruelty towards two dogs

Doris Nartey from Newport is banned from keeping animals for five years after “bag of bones” dog tied to stairs

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.

Doris Nartey from Newport is banned from keeping animals for five years after “bag of bones” dog tied to stairs
Abused dog Rosie was found tied to stairs

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.

Doris Nartey from Newport is banned from keeping animals for five years after “bag of bones” dog tied to stairs
Rosie became skin and bone while in the care of Doris Nartey

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.

Doris Nartey from Newport is banned from keeping animals for five years after “bag of bones” dog tied to stairs
Boss had been kept in a filthy crate and was also found to be in poor bodily condition

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.”

Doris Nartey from Newport is banned from keeping animals for five years after “bag of bones” dog tied to stairs

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.

Doris Nartey from Newport is banned from keeping animals for five years after “bag of bones” dog tied to stairs

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.

South Wales Argus

Caldicot, Monmouthshire: Kathleen Davidson

#TheList Kathleen Davidson (DoB 06/10/1953) of 173 Newport Road, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, SE Wales – failed to appropriately care for 11 horses, and caused unnecessary suffering to two of the horses and a dog.

Some of the animals suffering while under the care of Kathleen Davidson of Caldicot
Some of the animals suffering while under the care of Kathleen Davidson of Caldicot

On Monday 02/07/2018 Davidson pleaded guilty to three offences of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

They were that she caused unnecessary suffering to a chestnut gelding called Zorro and a chestnut mare called Cassie by failing to address the cause of their poor body condition, weight loss and ailments, did not provide a suitable environment and diet including access to fresh drinking water to 11 horses and also caused unnecessary suffering to a black terrier type dog named Millie by failing to address her poor body condition.

When RSPCA inspector Emma Smith attended the location in Magor in December 2017 she found 11 horses in conditions that were not suitable. Between then and January RSPCA inspectors issued multiple warning notices. When they attended they always found a group of horses which were locked in a barn without food and water and others were loose outside and were close to a hazardous river.

Sadly, despite these warnings, and offers of help and guidance, the situation did not improve and at the end of January, RSPCA inspectors attended with a vet, who confirmed that it was not suitable for the horses to be there and the horses were removed.

Cassie was found to be very skinny with arthritis and Zorro was found to be thin and had an infected sheath – which is the area around his genitals.

A few days later a call came into the RSPCA  reporting concerns of a dog at Davidson’s home and officers attended her address. They found Millie who was thin, had a skin condition, and a urine infection.

Inspector Smith said: “This was a classic example of someone who had taken on too much, and did not have the time or resources to care for their animals properly.

“It is frustrating as she was given lots of opportunities to turn things around and to make things right and we offered our assistance to help her reduce her animals. But she chose not to and we were left with no option than to remove the animals for their safety. It was a hazardous situation as it had been reported that horses had previously drowned in the river.

“Shockingly after removing the horses, a few days later we received a call to say she had a dog in a bad condition in her home. It is just a very sad situation, but there is no excuse for not caring for your animals properly.”

The 11 horses and Millie are in RSPCA care and are doing well. They will be placed into the rehoming system so they can find their forever homes.

Sentence: £832 fine plus £41 victim surcharge and £840 costs.  Banned from keeping any animal for 10 years (expires July 2028).

RSPCA News

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July 2019 update: Davidson was back in court having breached her 10-year ban on keeping animals. Following a tip-off, the RSPCA found two lurcher-type dogs at Davidson’s home. Her ban was extended by a further 10 years and she was given a curfew and ordered to pay costs and charges of £325.