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● A drop in donations and people adopting dogs is pushing some centres to crisis point

● Pandemic impacted number of people who could volunteer to help dog rescue centres

● One in four (27 per cent) rescue centres are struggling to find room for abandoned dogs coming in

● Three in four (77 per cent) of dog rescue centres say that dogs are becoming harder to rehome, with experts citing separation anxiety and behavioural issues linked to lockdowns as the cause

● 77 per cent of rescue centres say they’ve seen an increase in dogs acquired during lockdown being abandoned

A study of more than 500 UK dog rehoming centres has revealed a number of alarming trends as the true impact of the pandemic on dog ownership becomes clear. Reduced funding, dwindling donations and fewer volunteers, combined with a sharp increase in dogs being abandoned and more dogs suffering from lockdown-related behavioural problems,...

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