Every year Dogs Trust commissions research company GfK NOP to conduct a survey of all local authorities throughout the UK, to find out the state of the nation’s stray dog problem. By asking how many dogs are seized by or handed in to council pounds, and how many of those dogs are returned, rehomed or put to sleep, we are able to form a complete picture of the UK stray dog situation and allocate our funding to work in those areas most in need of help.
The 2013 annual Stray Dogs Survey released today by Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, reveals a shocking 111,986* stray and abandoned dogs were picked up by Local Authorities across the UK over the last 12 months, equating to a staggering 307 stray dogs being found every day.
The 2013 report is now available
2013 Stray Dog Survey
2012 Stray Dog Survey
2011 Stray Dog Survey
2010 Stray Dog Survey.