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Dorset Animal Rescue Centre Inundated with Stray Dogs

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7:19am 25th February 2013

South Dorset's oldest animal rescue service is in danger of overflowing with unwanted pets.

The Margaret Green Animal Rescue centres - in Wareham and Blandford - say they're overwhelmed by people bringing in stray dogs.

Rescue worker Louise Keeling says it's not uncommon at this time of year and most strays are sadly unwanted Christmas presents.

Helen Chittock, Manager of MGAR's Lincoln Farm Centre told Wessex FM, "The few months after Christmas are always a difficult time for us, both with unwanted dogs and strays. We aren't sure why we see such an increase in the number of strays that come in. The only thing we can think is that maybe people get puppies for Christmas and decide they do not want their older dog any more, or maybe they are bought a dog and decide they don't really want it and so turn it out on to the streets."

The rescue service has two shelters in Dorset, in Wareham and in Blandford, and one shelter in Devon.

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