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Warden sees surge in stray dogs
A record number of stray dogs were recovered from part of Shropshire over the Christmas period.

Twenty-eight animals were collected by North Shropshire District Council's dog warden from 22 December to 5 January.

Councillor Keith Newby said: "I just don't understand how so many owners can have let their dogs stray. I hope that this will prove to be a blip."

New powers being implemented by the authority mean owners who let their dogs stray can be hit with 80 fines.



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