Take the case of "Jack" - whose emaciated body was found bundled into a blanket at the gates of Whitehall kennels and rescue centre in Wakefield.
Brian Wheelhouse, who works at the kennels, found the dog - who he named Jack - and believes the poor thing died soon after it was left there in the dark between midnight and 5am on Friday 17 September, 2010.
|Jack's tribute on Lost and Fond|
It's heartening though to see the response, though, as dog lovers across the world unite to find those repsonsible, to support the great work Whitehall rescue centre does and to try and enforce harsher punishments on people found guilty of such cruelty in future.
A reward of £1,000 is on offer for information leading to the conviction of those who starved and neglected Jack for months leading up to his death.
If you can help, or want to lend your support, you can:
* donate or volunteer to help the rescue centre through its website
* join the Facebook group Justice for Jack and sign the anti-cruelty petition you will find there
* contact Wakefield police if you know ANYTHING about where Jack was before he was taken to the gates of the rescue centre.