How on earth can people abandon a pet?
Every year, it's the same depressing story. It shouldn't be shocking at this stage. In fact, it shouldn't even be surprising. Yet it always is.
In the few weeks since Christmas, 186 people have left their pet in the care of Dogs Trust.
One of the animals abandoned this time is PJ, a two-year-old Jack Russell (pictured) who, according to the animal-welfare charity, was dropped off in their car park.