Greater Manchester Police are appealing for owners of unwanted dogs to donate them to the force.
Greater Manchester Police are appealing for owners of unwanted dogs to donate them to the Force.
There's been a rise in the number of stray dogs in the North West. The Dogs' Trust in Merseyside says figures are up 81% in four years.
The Labour & Co-operative MP for Liverpool Wavertree, Luciana Berger, has told the House of Commons that new proposed laws to tackle dangerous dogs do not go far enough. She also read out the names of 16 victims who have lost their lives in dog attacks.
She has been campaigning for a change in dangerous dog laws since the death of four-year-old John Paul Massey in 2009. As well as John-Paul Massey, the list of victims include 79-year-old pensioner Clifford Clarke, who was killed by a dog in Liverpool just two weeks ago.
A man from East Lancashire has set up the region's first Husky rescue centre.
It has been established because people who buy Huskies as puppies can be left struggling to deal with the amount of exercise they need as adults.
Some owners have been abandoning their Huskies when they were no longer able to care for them.
There's been a huge increase in the number of stray dogs on our streets.
Dog rescue charities say some of those are so-called, "status dogs" many of which have been injured and abused. They fear if numbers continue to rise at this rate, they'll have to turn many away
There are now more stray dogs on our streets than at any other time since 2008.
Rescue charities say they're seeing a big rise in the number of so-called, "status dogs" in North West - and many of them have been injured and abused.