The number of animals abandoned in East Sussex over the Christmas period hit double figures.
Ten pets were taken in by the RSPCA between 24 December and 3 January in the county.
Assistant director of the RSPCA inspectorate Dermot Murphy said, “The RSPCA’s dedicated staff and volunteers work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - everything doesn’t grind to a halt for us just because it’s Christmas.
“Sadly, there are always animals that need us over the festive period and there are also thousands in our care who need looking after, so it’s business as usual for our amazing staff and our wonderful volunteers - true animal heroes!”
Photo credit: Joe Murphy/RSPCA