Battersea takes in dozens of abandoned pedigrees

Battersea Dogs Home, London, takes in abandoned dogs after Christmas

source: Severin Carrell
Independent January 5 2000 p 6

Battersea Dogs Home has taken in 238 dogs during the 10 days following 24 December 1999, with a high number of pedigree dogs. There was also an increase in pedigree dogs taken in during 1989, like 1999, a year of economic boom, when 23,000 dogs were dealt with. Battersea Dogs Home dealt with over 10,000 dogs in 1999, some 60% of which were rehomed, around 10% put to sleep, while 30% went back to their owners.