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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As temperatures fall this weekend the amount of sunshine we will see is on the rise. After a mild November, December is off to a cool start.
Breaks in the cloud overnight will allow mist and fog patches to develop. Sunny spells developing tomorrow.
Any patchy drizzle is likely to ease through the evening, with the rest of the night remaining mostly dry but rather cloudy, with hill fog.