Hundreds of danger dogs destroyed

Rising numbers of dangerous dogs are being seized by police

Rising numbers of dangerous dogs are being seized by police

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HUNDREDS of dangerous dogs were destroyed last year after being seized by police, new figures have shown.

Some of the country’s biggest forces reported a rise in the number of dogs seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act, including banned breeds and those which attacked people and other pets.

Animal charities have called for “drastic changes” to dangerous dog laws ahead of changes set to be enforced on Tuesday, which will make it possible for owners to be prosecuted for dog attacks on private property.

 

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