Mellony was born and raised in Eustis, Florida. Her love for animals was instilled in her and her sisters from childhood. Her parents raised Mellony and her sisters on a farm. In their care, you could always find dogs, bunnies, chickens, ducks, horses, and occasionally the rescued wildlife they were rehabilitating before release. Squirrels, wild wood ducks and red headed woodpeckers to name a few. With this upbringing, working in animal care was the obvious choice for Mellony. She obtained a Certificate in Veterinary Assistance to further her career and has been working with animals ever since.