1. Phil Bayles

Battersea supports dangerous dogs inquiry

Homeless dogs at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Credit: ITN

Homeless dogs at Battersea helped launch a government investigation into loopholes in existing laws controlling dangerous dogs.

MPs of all parties are carrying out inquiries into the menace of dangerous dogs bred for fighting or bought as status symbols.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home backs the move, saying that tougher controls are needed over dog ownership. The Home has to give shelter to dogs dumped by irresponsible owners and then try to rehome them.