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● Celebrities including Sarah Jayne Dunn, Pete Wicks, Charlotte Hawkins, Peter Egan and Jorgie Porter back UK’s first ever National Dog Adoption Day (25th October) campaign to debunk myths about rescue dogs and encourage people to do their research before getting a dog

● Animal shelters at breaking point - more than half (56 per cent) say more dogs than ever being abandoned by owners, revealing true cost of dog abandonment (Yorkshire and Wales top list as most expensive regions for rescues to be based)

● Relationships, moving homes, new babies and puppies growing into adult sized dogs tops list of most common reasons dogs given up

New research from and Animal Friends Insurance has found that animal rescues are at breaking point in 2019 as more than half (56 per cent)1 say more dogs than ever are being abandoned, with an increasing number of dogs being abandoned and left to stray.

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