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Shelter struggles with stray dogs

Record numbers of Staffordshire Bull Terriers and rottweilers are being handed in as strays at a West Midlands animal rescue centre.

The Rosedene shelter in Rushall, in Walsall, has more than 60 at its kennels and is running out of blankets and space for the dogs, staff said.

One volunteer said when owners realise there is no profit in selling them, they leave them to roam the streets.

Some females have their teats hanging very low through over-breeding.

"They have obviously been bred and bred and bred and just been turned out when no longer required," a spokesman said.

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