New figures revealed today highlight that in the last year, over two thirds (67 percent) of animal rescue centres in the UK have seen an increase in the number of abandoned* dogs.
The research, conducted by dog adoption site DogsBlog.com and The Co-operative Insurance, highlights the common causes of dog abandonment and the pressures now faced by animal rescue homes.
Highlighting the extent of the problem, almost a fifth (17 percent) of the rescue centres reporting an increase in the number of abandoned dogs over the past year say that the number of animals taken in by them for this reason has doubled.
Also concerning is that almost three quarters (72 percent) of animal rescues which have seen an increase in abandonment say that the number of dogs coming to them as a direct result of owner negligence has risen since 2013. A third (33 percent) state that they had taken...