Last year convictions for cruelty to dogs in England and Wales rose by 34%, and 15% for cats.
In 2007 there were 861 banning orders compared to 681 in 2006, and in Cheshire there were 25 convictions.
People struggling with rising pet costs and employing a throw-away culture are causing animals to be eing left un-neutered, abandoned, or starving.
Extreme cases involve owners filming themselves wrestling with kittens or kicking dogs off tower blocks.
An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “Our throw-away culture is really harmful because selfish people don’t get a pet for life, and just get rid of them when they go on holiday or get bored with them.
“It only costs a few quid a day for someone to look after them.”
For RSPCA services or advice call 01925 632944.
To report cruelty call 0300 1234999.
Full story in next week’s Weekly News.