WARNING | UNETHICAL OVER-BREEDING OF DOGS ON THE RISE

dog named denim being patted by journalist and held by animal shelter workers for story on over-breeding dogs

Animal shelters say they are seeing a disturbing increase in dogs surrendered – and scarred – by a lifetime of over-breeding by owners looking to make money, fast.

And the issue is getting worse – due to a rapid rise in the number of puppies being sold online for hefty figures.

Warning – some viewers may find the details in this next story distressing.

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