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Abandoned Dogs Increase

The number of dogs being abandoned on our streets has increased dramatically, according to animal charity Dogs Trust.

There's been a 70% rise in strays in the South West in the past 4 years.

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Number of stray dogs increases by 70%

Around 14 stray or abandoned dogs are picked up every day in our region by local authorities. That's according to an annual Stray Dogs Survey.

More than 5,000 stray dogs have been picked up in 2012 Credit: ITV Westcountry

It found that there was a 70 per cent rise in the number of stray dogs found in the South West over the past 4 years. Nearly one hundred and twenty thousand dogs were picked up across the country over the last 12 months.

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