What do you do when you want to go on holiday but don't want to take the pet? You can do what sensible people do and ask a friend, family member or even a neighbour to come to give you a hand.
Unfortunately, the people at the heart of this story didn't take this route. And because of that decision, one poor animal suffered far more than we care to see.
If you or anyone you know knows of a case of animal abuse and would like to report it, make sure to check out the official website of the RSPCA where you can submit any info relevant to the liberation of an animal in need.