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Number of stray dogs up by 93%

The number of stray dogs in the north east has gone up by 93% in the last 4 years.

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Owners told to microchip their dogs

The number of stray dogs in the north east has gone up by 93% in the last 4 years. The latest figures released by *The Dogs Trust *show around 27 dogs are picked up each day.

Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity, has released the figures today from its 16th annual Stray Dog Survey. 118,9321 stray and abandoned dogs were picked up by Local Authorities across the UK over the last 12 months.

The charity is asking owners to get a microchip placed under their dogs skin to help reunited lost dogs with their owners.

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