#TheList Chantelle Jarvis, born 17/11/1988, previously of Benchill Avenue, Sharston, Wythenshawe, Manchester but as of 2019 living in Blackpool, Lancashire – left a starving dog locked in a filthy house for two weeks
Jarvis left black and white male cross breed Mylo wallowing in disgusting conditions, saying she could not afford to feed him.
Mylo was discovered after a housing officer visited the property to chase up rent arrears.
He found post hanging out of the letterbox and a ‘pungent aroma’ coming from the house. After revisiting the next day, there were fears over the welfare of Jarvis herself so police were called and an officer forced entry.
Inside they found Mylo gasping for water. He was so thin his ribs could be seen through his fur.
There was no food available whilst there was a cat litter tray with mould on it and large amounts of excrement in the house creating a smell so foul it stung the eyes of the police officer.
Jarvis eventually arrived at the property and insisted she had been feeding the dog, despite him being found to be severely emaciated, weighing around half what he should.
She claimed Mylo had always been thin, but his previous owner was spoken to and denied this.
Jarvis was convicted of causing unnecessary to an animal and failing to ensure its welfare.
Deputy district judge Edward Barr told her: “For whatever reason, for two weeks this dog was completely and utterly ignored.
“The conditions speak for themselves and the photographs showing them make for quite appalling viewing.”
Sentence: four months in prison, suspended for a year; 200 hours of unpaid work. Disqualified from owning any animal for life.