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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The country is generally seen as a safe place and experts today said incidents like the death of backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung were rare.
Fine and dry, with warm sunny spells on Wednesday.
A dry and fine day. Some thundery rain possible later.