The country is in the middle of another heatwave with a warning for extreme heat in some parts - but one Lancashire animal shelter is making sure its animals stay cool.

Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary in Edenfield has shared some adorable photos of their animals staying cool in the sunshine.

In the pictures, horses and donkeys can be seen bobbing for apples while dogs have been taking a dip in a paddling pool.

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A spokesperson for Bleakholt said: "We make sure all our animals are well catered for in any weather.

“In the heatwave, for the dogs and cats, we have cooling mats, aircon, hoses, baths and cooling long-lasting treats. 

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"For the horses and donkeys, there is apple bobbing, showers and ice pops.

"All animals are exercised first thing before it's too hot and spend the rest of the day relaxing."

From dogs and cats to horses and farm animals, Bleakholt has a vast array of animals at the sanctuary.

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Their vision is: "For every animal that comes into our care to have the best life possible and the opportunity to be re-homed in a safe, loving environment".

An amber weather warning for extreme heat is in place across many parts of the UK Saturday and Sunday.

While Lancashire isn’t currently covered by the warning, temperatures are set to reach highs of 29°C in parts of East Lancashire today (August 13) according to the Met Office.

However, the weather will turn on Monday (August 15) when there is a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms across the county.