The UK's biggest dog welfare charity, the Dogs Trust, is again reminding people not to buy pets as presents,
We report from kennels where the manager is calling for tighter laws to deal with the problem.
Here is the full report from Claire Montgomery.
More top news
Young cancer patient Bradley Lowery stole hearts while on the Wembley pitch with the England squad.
Two teenagers found dead at the foot of a sheer drop at Huntcliff have been named as 17-year-olds Alex Yeoman and Harry Watson.
Emma Jesson brings you Sunday's forecast