An increase in Dogs becoming unwanted Christmas presents

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An increase in Dogs becoming unwanted Christmas presents

The message that a dog is for life, not just for Christmas still doesn't appear to be getting through. 
According to research an average of just over 200 thousand people searched for a dog online in the run up to the festive season.
January is one of the busiest times for the Dogs Trust, which tries to find new homes for puppies that owners are unable to care for.
We went to their centre in Harefield to find out more.

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