An animal rescue centre in Bath is reporting a rise in the number of calls they receive from owners unable to cope with their pets over Christmas.
Bath Cats and Dogs Home says reasons include increased financial pressure over the festive period, visiting relatives who are nervous of animals or owners who are going away for long periods of time.
Freddie the Great Dane is one of the dogs who was left with the centre this Christmas. Despite being underweight, he's a healthy dog and is staying at Bath Cats and Dogs Home until he regains his confidence and can find his "forever home".
The animal shelter is now appealing for donations as a part of their winter appeal.
Young Vixen is one of a litter of puppies left with the centre this season. Each young dog has been named after one of Santa's reindeer.
The animal centre says many animals will have an "unhappy time" over Christmas.
The shelter costs £1.3m a year to run and is funded entirely by donations.