Animal cruelty stories
The following stories represent just a limited number of the animal cruelty cases that we come across on a regular basis.
Warning: You may find some of the details in these stories upsetting
Dead and neglected pets
A woman was disqualified from keeping animals for life after eight dead pets were found at her home with eight more found in a very poor state of health.
Two Clydesdale horses that were used to pull carriages for members of the public visiting a prestigious estate were left emaciated, mite infested and standing on piles of urine soaked straw and excrement.
Pigs in squalor
A pig farmer admitted failing to meet the needs of pigs and chickens which he kept in appalling squalor.
Shooting garden birds
A man shot wild birds from his upstairs window and then posted clips of his kills on to YouTube for members of the public to see.
Taped dogs muzzles
Two German Shepherd dogs called Jess and Lady were kept with duct tape taping their mouths closed.