The RSPCA has warned people not to buy dogs or puppies at Priddy Sheep Fair in Somerset.
The annual event takes place on Wednesday but the charity said some dogs bought in previous years turned out to be in poor health.
A cat and her two kittens are recovering after being dumped by the police station in Gloucester.
The animals were wrapped in a pink paw print blanket and left on a bench in Berkeley Street where they were spotted by a member of the public.
They're being looked after by the RSPCA who say they are well cared for.
If the owner can't be traced, the person that found them has offered to take them in.
RSPCA inspector Rachel Heywood said: “The mother and kittens were left right next to the police station but no-one saw who dumped them, or when. By the time they were found they were obviously very distressed and frightened. Thank goodness for the swift actions of the passer-by"
The RSPCA says it is getting more reports of animal cruelty and neglect then ever but is doing its best to tackle what it calls a growing crisis. Last year the charity secured more convictions for animal cruelty in Somerset than anywhere else in the south of England.
The RSPCA has secured more convictions for animal cruelty in Somerset than anywhere else in the south of England, according to new figures. Last year 42 people were found guilty of more than a hundred offences. The charity says it's getting more reports of cruelty than ever.
Police are appealing for information after a dog was found hanged in Somerset. The lurcher was found by a group of horse riders at a property on Stonage Lane, in Haselbury Plucknett, near Crewkerne.
Police believe the dog was "killed deliberately in a cruel act". They are asking for anyone who may have been walking in the area at the time to come forward.
The RSPCA has been informed of the incident.