Animal charities in the regions are warning that the number of cats and kittens being abandoned is reaching crisis point and healthy animals may have to be destroyed unless more homes can be found.
The RSPCA says that all of its centres in Cumbria are full, and in some areas it is having to pay for animals to be housed in private catteries - with the situation near breaking point.
Ryan Dollard reports:
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A 34-year-old man has been jailed for 16 months, for possessing the most serious class of child porn - with some victims aged two-years-old.
A family from Dumfries say their lives have been turned upside down due to a number of failings made by staff in Ward 7 at DGRI.
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