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.
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Early report suggest this will take effect from March.
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A murder trial will now not go ahead after the accused man died in custody.