A woman revealed that her “neighbor from hell” has 10 dogs in a two-bedroom house – which are never walked – sparking outrage on social media.
Go to UK parenting site Mumsnetthe parent explained that she and her six-year-old had recently moved into a maisonette, which showed that the dogs were “always inside.”
When she sees how the pets are treated, she fears that the owner is subjecting them to “animal abuse.”
“The barking is constant, of course. Day and night,” she wrote. Our life is hell. Sleep deprivation is a form of torture and it’s not fair for dogs to be indoors all the time.’
Other users were equally shocked by her revelations, commenting, “I would contact the police. Those poor animals.’
A woman revealed her ‘neighbor from hell’ has 10 dogs in a two-bedroom house – sparking outrage on social media (stock image used)
She wrote: ‘I have reported this to RSPCA, council, landlords but nothing is being done.
‘Is my only option to move now? Is it animal cruelty to keep 10 dogs indoors and never let them out?”
She said she was “getting desperate” and asking for advice, adding: “My child is disabled and she can’t sleep at night and begs me to stop barking.”
“The stench is also unbearable, it comes into our house from below.”
She went on to explain that the RSPCA had been ‘five times’ but the neighbor did not answer the door and ‘they have no power to force entry’.
In another post, she even said she called the police after the woman left the dogs alone for “three days.”
“They came after two days to do the welfare check,” the post said. ‘I’m in despair because I’ve exhausted everything, called the RSPCA, police, council, landlords and it’s like I’m talking to a brick wall.
“They said things like that take time and I have to be patient.
‘But how much patience can I have? Been hell for seven months and everyone is brushing off my complaints.
The parent took to British parenting site Mumsnet to explain that she and her six-year-old had recently moved into a maisonette, revealing that the dogs were ‘always in’
RSPCA said if dogs wondered in the street they would take them. But since they’re in, it’s all fine.’
Begging for advice, she sought advice on how to handle the situation.
Commentators were shocked by the situation, insisting that it was indeed animal cruelty and urging the mother to contact services.
’10 dogs? What race, that’s crazy,” one wrote. ‘Poor dogs… can’t the RSPCA do more if they suspect neglect and I assume ten dogs in a small space not being walked is neglect?’
“Doesn’t the housing association say anything?” asked another. “What about dog poop?”
Elsewhere, a third person suggested that the mother contact the local dog sitter.
However, many stressed that the dilemma will most likely drag on – and encouraged the woman to move out.
“I would move, yes,” said one. “This situation is unlikely to improve.”
Another asked, “Can you move?” I know it’s another upheaval, but I think it’s going to be very difficult to solve.
Commentators were shocked by the situation, insisting it is indeed animal cruelty and urging the mother to contact services
“RSPCA generally won’t bother as long as an animal has shelter and food and is not in pain from illness.
“My only other idea is to contact your local MP or councillors.”
“This is horrible, I’m so sorry,” one wrote. ‘I think moving is the best solution.
“Sounds like she has hamster disease?”
More practical solutions also include trying to get noise canceling equipment.
“Is there anything you can do to soundproof, or would your child wear earplugs or protectors to sleep?” asked one.
“Obviously that’s not good in the long run, but I wonder if it could help in the short term?
In the comments, the mother had also revealed that the situation is more dire than initially thought
“In the long run I think you should follow the path you have to keep up with the council, police and RSPCA, and add environmental health and the dog watcher to the people to tie!
“Are there any other neighbors you could involve? Does this neighbor have any routine that you’ve noticed? If she won’t open the door to the RSPCA, can they arrange for her to be there just before she has to go to work or something?’
Other ideas included asking other neighbors to file a complaint, and advocating for health and hygiene, as well as the well-being of her six-year-old.
One person also suggested trying the police again, but this time expressing concerns about the neighbor in question and her mental well-being.
In the comments, the mother also revealed that the situation is more dire than initially thought.
“Before she had dogs, she kept a lot of birds in her shed,” she explained. “She is well known at RSPCA.
And she insults her, she stole an elderly lady’s pension and assaulted her. Now she awaits trial.
“Frankly, I’m afraid of her!”