SPARE a thought for an animal rescue centre that cares for more than 1,800 domestic animals during the recent heatwave.

Staff and volunteers at North Clwyd Animal Rescue (NCAR) faced the challenge of keeping their four-legged friends cool during the hot weather recently.

They broke out the paddling pools and filled them with water so the dogs could cool off while having a splashing good time.

The centre near Holywell, which has the Doris’s Bunker cafe and a play paddock for dogs to enjoy, said: "It has been a tough week trying to keep the dogs well exercised and stimulated, but also safe from the heat at the same time!

"Thank you ever so much to our volunteers who came up to sit with the dogs in the shade and give them lots of cuddles."

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