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Rise in animal cruelty in the North East

Figures from the RSPCA show there has been another rise in the number of animal cruelty cases in the North East.

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Full report: Animal cruelty in the region rises again

Figures from the RSPCA show cases of cruelty to pets and livestock have increased in the North East by almost ten percent.

The charity's inspectors say the recession has lead to even more animals being abandoned and badly treated. Caution: You may find some of the images in this report upsetting.

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