With enough people on our side, we can cancel out cruelty
Animal cruelty happens on a horrific scale in England and Wales. At any given time, hundreds of animals are living in fear of violence and brutality - terrified of the very people who should be looking after them. But it is in the summer that animal cruelty is at its absolute worst.
Right now, as we enter the height of summer, incidents of people being deliberately cruel to animals are reaching their devastating yearly peak.
In 2020, we had just over 32 reports of intentional harm every day - rising to 38 a day during the summer months.
During the summer we receive more calls to our Animal Rescue Line than at any other time of the year. When you see the number of calls received on a localised scale, the numbers are truly shocking.