The latest figures from the RSPCA show there has been another rise in the number of animal cruelty cases in the North East over the last year. One of the worst cases in the country involved three Shih Tzu dogs in Northumberland.
The owner kept them in appalling conditions and had allowed their hair to grow so long their fur was matted together, preventing them from walking properly. Caution: You may find some of the pictures in this video upsetting.
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