Rise in the number of stray dogs

Abandoned dogs being looked after by the Dogs Trust Credit: ITV Anglia

A leading animal charity is urging the government to consider introducing compulsory microchipping for dogs. It's after new figures from The Dogs Trust which is based in Norfolk revealed more than seven and a half thousand stray dogs were found in the East last year.

That's nearly double the number since 2008. The charity believes the current economic climate is making matters worse.