The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has launched its ‘Cancel Out Cruelty’ campaign to tackle animal abuse.
The campaign is in response to the charity receiving almost 100,000 reports of intentional harm to animals over the past five years.
July has been the busiest month for the animal welfare charity in regards to responding animal cruelty investigations.
“Without our team of inspectors, many of these animals would remain in homes where they are scared and suffering, or die painful deaths without the help they need.”
He added: “Sadly, we always see a rise in cruelty during the summer months. There are any number of reasons as to why this is happening but we suspect part of it is down to more people being out and about in the longer sunny days, seeing and reporting abuse.”