James Yeates. the RSPCA's Chief Veterinary Officer. said the economic crisis has caused "additional problems for animals". He said:
There remains a body, even in this country where people really love animals, who think it's acceptable to beat, to maim, to fight, to neglect, to just not give the love and attention, or enjoy being cruel to these animals.
More top news
Donald Trump has slammed Alec Baldwin's latest impression of him as "unwatchable" and "sad".
The early risers will notice a touch of frost and pockets of fog first thing.
Austria is set vote for its new president again - and possibly elect the first far-right head of state in Europe since World War Two.