RSPCA centres in Cumbria have reached crisis levels, due to the number of cats needing re-homed.
The same can't be said across the border, but the Scottish SPCA do still need homes for unwanted cats.
In one case, at the Dunragit Centre in Stranraer, a cat has been waiting a year to find a new home.
Fiona McIlwraith reports:
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