A few concerned neighbors have reported Melanie Jayne Melville to the local police. They have now requested the RSPCA to check out the home in Hull, England, where it was suspected that several dogs were living in poor conditions and aren’t suitable for pets. An inspector named Jilly Dickinson together with the RSPCA, finally reached the house — astonished by what they have discovered.
She then stated in a press release That the environment was not at all suitable for the dogs, who have now become all very nervous. The place where the animals were living, was filthy and foul-smelling.
Dickinson thought that having so many dogs must have overwhelmed Ms. Melanie Jayne Melville and led to a chaotic and unsuitable environment. The dogs had little exposure outdoors therefore unable to properly socialize. The woman did show a bit of care about the dogs, so Dickinson gave her advice to improve the situation.
They have initially tried to work with Melville to help her work on improvements and offered neutering vouchers because none of the dogs were neutered. They offered to visit once more to check on whether Melville was following up on the advice.
A month later, Dickinson was dismayed by what she saw when she returned to Melville’s home. Everything went from bad to worse. RSPCA took action and gathered all nine dogs out of the house. The dogs were all nervous and awkward, they had no clue what’s going on, and they don’t even know how to walk on a leash. Dickinson had to carry each of them by one to their van.
Once they reached the RSPCA on the arms of their rescuers and new friends, they started smiling and couldn’t stop from there. The dogs finally sensed they’re free. They expressed their sincerest gratitude by huge smiles and tail wags to their rescuers – all sweet and eager to please despite being poorly socialized.
Melville was banned from having animals for ten years. She also received a sentence of multiple fines and community service of two hours for being guilty to two Animal Welfare Act offenses and has to take part in a 15-day rehabilitation program.
Dickinson stated that the dogs have massively improved in better condition, all happier and friendlier. All the pets are up for adoption.