Published: Tue 18 Mar 2014
Starts Thursday 20 March at 9pm on ITV
A graphic look at the rise in the number of dog attacks and the devastating consequences in a new two part ITV documentary series.
The film follows dog wardens on the front line dealing with dangerous dogs. Here we see Kelly Evans and her assistant Kerry from Birmingham City Council rescue a dangerous and abandoned Japanese Akita dog.
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The two part documentary looks behind the ‘devil dog headlines’ at whether the root cause of Britain’s dangerous dog problem is irresponsible owners. The film follows dog wardens on the front line dealing with dangerous dogs. They talk candidly about the horrific cases they encounter. Narrated Suranne Jones.
Award winning documentary makers, Wild Pictures, produced these hard-hitting programmes which explore why dog attacks are dramatically on the increase. During the making of the series three people in the UK were killed by dogs and more than 6,000 people were hospitalised after dog attacks last year.
Rescue centres are overrun with unwanted dogs. In 2012 the RSPCA secured 4,000 convictions against dog owners. There are underfed, abandoned and un-socialised dogs in homes across the country and yet Britain is apparently a nation of dog lovers. The programmes explore what constitutes a dangerous dog and, importantly, what creates one.