Dog owners have been urged to keep their pets cool this weekend to avoid the heartbreak of losing a much-loved companion.

With weather forecasts predicting that weekend temperatures could hit highs of 18°c, we are issuing our regular appeal to owners to keep their dogs safe in the sun.

RSPCA chief vet James Yeates said:

“A hot car can be a death trap for dogs, it is as simple as that. Leaving your dog in a car,

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We are warning motorists to watch out for deer on the roads after a flood of calls about tragic accidents such as a deer who got stuck in a car grille.

Deer-related road accidents are at a peak at this time of year, when darker dusk clashes with rush hour on the roads due to the clocks going back, and the rutting season causes greater movement of deer.

We have received 198 calls about road accidents involving deer since … Continue reading…