The RSPCA has dealt with 16,000 call-outs relating to cats in the South East in the last year.
The calls coming through to its cruelty line talk about cats and kittens neglected, abandoned, and abused.
This week, a family from Folkestone returned from holiday to find their pet mutilated. So why are so many still being ill-treated? Fred talked to Ashen Oleander of the RSPCA.