New research suggests that rising costs are leading to more cases of dogs being abandoned and needing new homes.
A survey suggests that in the north west one in ten owners would consider giving up their dog for financial reasons.
Both Manchester and Liverpool are in the top ten cities for dog abandonment.
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Cold with further wintry showers Friday night, then turning icy. Some sunshine, especially on Sunday - but sleet, snow & ice Saturday night
Detectives have released CCTV footage of the moment a machete wielding thug wearing a mask jumped over the counter at a bookmakers.
A cold wind. A strong wind. Icy and wintry into the weekend