A Pontifical woman has been sentenced to life in prison after being reported by neighbors to allow a dog breed in her backyard.
Elizabeth Rowe Michel Elizabeth Donovan, convicted of violating local laws in Newport Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, November 25, was sentenced to life in prison.
Neighbors complained about the smell after Donovan had not cleaned up after three dogs.
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An informal attempt to get Donovan to clear the mess failed. The council has issued a legal notice to take action.
Despite this, there were further reports of odors and flies, and Donovan was charged with failing to comply with a reduction notice in violation of the 1990 Environmental Protection Act.
She was fined £ 120 and ጂ 35 by the victim and was ordered to pay £ 500 to the Torfayen Council.
Councilor Mandy Owen, executive member of the Environmental Protection Agency, said:
“However, when informal trials do not produce the desired results, it may be necessary to take formal action, including initiating lawsuits for public protection.
“In this case, Ms. Donovan completely despised the impact on her property.
“The stench of dogs became a nuisance to her neighbors, and it affected the use and enjoyment of their property. This step was right for Mrs. Donovan, and I hope she will change course now.
“I would like to thank the Council’s Environmental Health Officers for continuing to respond to the epidemic not only by taking the lead but also by investigating and complaining to protect the affected population.