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Meet Billy, one of the hundreds of puppies abandoned after Christmas

A charity in Kent says the message that 'a dog is for life not just for Christmas' still isn't getting through. Hundreds of unwanted dogs, given as gifts, are still being abandoned every year.

Like 4 month old puppy Billy, who was handed in at the Dogs Trust in Canterbury yesterday.

Sarah Saunders spoke to Harriet Blaskett from the Dogs Trust Canterbury

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Lonely pig needs someone to love it

She's a bit fat, lives alone in a field and is relying on donations of food from kindly neighbours. Porrick the pig was abandoned when her owner took all his other porkers away except for her. She needs a new home - but who would be willing to take on the friendly pot-bellied beast?

David Johns has been to meet her, speaking to the man who built her shelter, Lance Cruse.

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Two kittens left to die at Tesco recycling bins

Rescue centre staff have named the pair Bubble and Squeak Credit: Raystede Centre

Two kittens have been found dumped next to recycling bins at a supermarket.

A member of the public spotted the pair in a cat carrier at Tesco in Hailsham in East Sussex. They were distressed and covered in faeces and taken to Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare.

They are thought to be 8-9 weeks old.

Staff at Raystede have named them Bubble and Squeak.

Head of Cattery, Jane Moore said: "They are such lovely kittens, I just cannot understand how anyone could leave them like this. They are both very friendly and have obviously been socialised well."

Anyone interested in re-homing the kittens or making a donation should call 01825 840252 or visit www.raystede.org