Wetheral Animal Refuge says it's almost is full to capacity with dogs and cats after Christmas.
They currently have over 70 stray and abandoned dogs and 30 cats and kittens.
Noel, was named by staff, after being found in a cat carrier outside the refuge near Carlisle.
Animal rescue centres are preparing for what's usually their busiest time of the year.
Puppies and kittens are often popular Christmas presents yet, sadly, are sometimes abandoned soon after.
Lori Carnochan reports:
There has been good news for a Cumbrian animal sanctuary that is facing an uncertain future.
Wetheriggs Zoo has been given 12 acres of woodland near Longtown for its wild birds and animals.
Katie Hunter went along to watch them at work - watch her full report below.
The future of an animal rescue centre is still in doubt as it admits its struggling to raise nearly £500,000.
Weatheriggs Zoo in Cumbria was told the developer who owns the site has put it up for sale. The centre has been given some land but says it's still short of its target.
The Scottish SPCA were called by Mr McLachlan, who then alerted Moffat Mountain Rescue team.
SSPCA Inspector Janet Proudlocked watched as Sparky was brought to safety by the abseiling team.
A dog has been dramatically rescued from a Borders beauty spot, 16 days after going missing.
Sparky was saved by Moffat Mountain Rescue Team, who had to abseil down a gorge at Grey Mare's Tail.
The team were brought in after reports of a dog barking near the 200 feet waterfall.
Although the dog was hungry and had lost a lot of weight, he is now recovering at home.
Sparky's owner, Steve McLachlan from Selkirk, had not given up hope of finding his dog.
He had been out walking with his family when Sparky ran off after goats.
An animal rescue centre in the Scottish Borders is looking for volunteers, as more animals are looking for a home.
Borders Animal Welfare Association in Earlston has re-homed thousands of animals since opening 25 years ago.
Staff say they need more than 80 volunteers a week to help care for the animals, as well as helping to run the Galashiels based charity shop.
They have recently employed a new co-ordinator for the centre; something they needed to do to avoid closure.
The charity's chair person Julia Romanes says they have to deal with too much red tape and legislation, and the centre can't cope without an extra staff member.