The Guide Dogs National Breeding Centre in Warwickshire is warning that they are running seriously low of people to look after their breeding bitches and puppies.
They say that if no-one new comes forward, they will run out of placements for the dogs within two to three months.
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Further snow showers are expected to continue through the morning, easing somewhat during the afternoon.
Strong, bitterly cold winds, with sunny intervals and scattered snow showers.
Old Market Square in Nottingham was a blaze of orange, green and white as hundreds brave the blizzard-like conditions.