14% rise in North East stray dogs

The Dogs Trust has revealed that the number of stray dogs picked up by local authorities in the North East has reached 11,444, an increase of 14% on last year's figures.

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Stray dogs on the rise

Rosie is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and is 18 months old. She arrived at The Dogs Trust when she was found heavily pregnant in Stockton. Rosie is just one of the 11,444 stray dogs picked up in the North East this year.

Rosie Credit: ITV

Rosie and her 8 pups have all been re-homed. The Dogs Trust has a policy of never putting a healthy dog to sleep.

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