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.
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.
A mother whose son was mauled to death by a family dog is due to give evidence in Parliament today.
Angela McGlynn is campaigning for tougher laws on dangerous dogs.
It is after her son John Paul Massey was killed by his uncle's dog in 2009.
She is appearing in front of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee as it starts an inquiry into dog control and welfare.