You’re not barking mad if the new series of The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies leaves you weeping into your sleeve.

Even the RSPCA’s most experienced get emotional when faced with extreme cases of neglect.

This week, Inspector Anthony Joynes rescues collie Timmy from horrendous conditions.

Docile Timmy, 15, has an urgent operation to remove a painful tumour from his face, while caring Anthony worries it’s too late for Timmy to lead a new life.

Also this week, Shih Tzu Archie’s fur is so long and matted he’s got an eye ulcer.

Will he find his way to a clean bill of health?