Here you'll read stories which represent just a limited number of the animal cruelty or neglect cases that we come across on a regular basis.
Warning: You may find some of the details in these stories upsetting
Five neglected ponies with extremely overgrown hooves were found living in a filthy barn standing on top of deep, dirty bedding.
Fell pony Jet was in very poor body condition when our inspector first saw him.
Lucy was caused mental fear and terror by her owner shouting at her.
Our inspector found guinea pigs confined within plastic contains in a garden shed.
A man who shot a tethered chicken with crossbow bolts was disqualified from keeping animals for five years.
Jazz was beaten, punched, kicked, strangled and thrown but survived her ordeal and has since been happily rehomed.
How our inspectors investigate complaints of animal cruelty and neglect.
Through education, advice, services, campaigning, and the law - we can prevent cruelty to animals.
The power to prosecute means we can stop the suffering of more animals, when other means don't work.