Staff at an RSPCA shelter in Nottingham say dogs should wear a coat to keep warm.
The staff say shelter is full, and people are still abandoning pets in the freezing weather. Two kittens abandoned in a box in a graveyard cannot be looked after at the shelter because it is full are being housed in private cattery.
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