Two dogs were left near a busy Somerset road just days before another one was found in the same spot.
The RSPCA is investigating after three male guinea pigs were dumped outside a shop with a note saying their mummy couldn't look after them
The man's actions have been described as "unthinkable and despicable" by the RSPCA.
Animal welfare charity the RSPCA is appealing for information so they can find the person responsible.
Two-year-old Hector recently spent his second Christmas in the Devon shelter.
The animal welfare charity took nearly 4000 calls from the South West to its animal cruelty hotline last December.
The woman admitted leaving the birds alone in a property in Liskeard for six days.
The gecko travelled nearly 3,000 miles from Cape Verde.
Rescue services say they received a call from a farmer saying one of his cattle was on the end of a cliff.
This is not the first time that this has been reported in the area.