Dogs Aren't Xmas Presents

It's the time of year again we're being discouraged from giving pets as Christmas presents. The Dogs Trust have started their campaign by revealing some of the strangest reasons they've had for people giving up their dogs.

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More dogs waiting to be re-homed in the New Year

Bubba the Black Labrador cross has been at the centre in Shrewsbury for three weeks Credit: ITV Central

The Dogs Trust have applied a ban on people taking dogs home during the Christmas period.

They've set up the self imposed controls to ensure people do not give rescue dogs to people as Christmas presents.

The centre take in dogs of all breeds and ages Credit: ITV Central

The Dogs Trust Centre in Shrewsbury is already at capacity, and despite the warnings they expect to be inundated with unwanted puppies and dogs after Christmas and in the New Year.

There are currently 138 dogs at the site, which can take a maximum of 140 animals Credit: ITV Central

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