VIDEO: We've been to visit Hero, the Rottweiler that was abandoned and tied up in freezing conditions. Charlotte Wilkins met Hero, Will Jenkins, pub landlord's son and Tony Pritchard, RSPCA Inspector.
A nation of animal lovers? It seems not, with worrying new figures from the RSPCA.
The latest figures from the RSPCA show a large rise in the number of people convicted for animal cruelty in the South East.