Dogs left to die in agony after Walton woman locked them in house and never returned


(DogFUll.Com) A Walton mum locked two dogs in a house and never returned – condemning them to an agonising death.

Andrea Davies failed to tell anyone that the male ‘Labradoodle’ cross-breeds, named Koda and Hachi, were in the property, in Stepney Grove, after she moved in with her mum and sister.
But her then landlord later called the RSPCA after entering the property on August 9, around two months after 23-year-old Davies abandoned the house in a filthy state.

RSPCA Inspector Helen Smith found the bodies of the two-year-old dogs, who were brothers, decomposing in the kitchen of the property – next to an empty water bowl.

But her then landlord later called the RSPCA after entering the property on August 9, around two months after 23-year-old Davies abandoned the house in a filthy state.

RSPCA Inspector Helen Smith found the bodies of the two-year-old dogs, who were brothers, decomposing in the kitchen of the property – next to an empty water bowl.


Inspector Smith said the smell of the rotting corpses forced one police officer who attended the scene to leave the house.

Davies, 23, now of Cherry Lane, was spared jail at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court today after earlier pleading guilty to two charges of animal neglect.

Peter Mitchell, prosecuting on behalf of the RSPCA, told the court Inspector Smith was pointed in the direction of the kitchen by the landlord.

He said: “The door had been closed and when she entered she estimated the floor was 90% covered in dog faeces, some of which had gone mouldy. She saw the two dogs which were clearly dead, and in a bad state of decomposition.


“She could see they were badly malnourished and they were riddled with maggots.”

Mr Mitchell said a post-mortem found the cause of death was likely to be dehydration, which would have taken around four days.

The court heard Davies admitted she had left the house, leaving a bowl of food and water, but then never went back.

James Hatton, defending, said his client had sunk into depression and had “buried her head in the sand.”
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He said: “It is something that she is devastated about, she cared for these animals a great deal up until the problems she began to experience.”

Mr Hatton said Davies’ relationship had broken down and her child is no longer living with her.

He said: “She was not in a position to look after herself, let alone a child, let alone two animals.”

Speaking after the case, Inspector Smith told the Echo: “The vet told me the animals would have experienced dehydration very much like us, they would start to panic and pace up and down, then the headaches would start and then the nausea, and eventually they would lose consciousness.

“As far as I’m concerned she did this on purpose, she knew living things were in that house and she knew they would be dead. She could have asked her family for help, she could have asked her partner, she could have picked up the phone to us. The sentence shows we take this very seriously.”

“If she had asked for help she would not have been in court today and those dogs would be in new homes.”

Davies was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, and given a 16 week curfew between 7pm and 7am, monitored by an ankle tag.

As part of the sentence magistrates ordered Davies to complete rehabilitation courses under the supervision of the Probation Service.

She was also banned from keeping animals for life and ordered to pay £500 prosecution costs and a £115 victim surcharge. Via: http://www.puppieslovers.com/

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