There are no national facts about the volume of stray dogs in the UK nor are there confirmed figures about the number of healthy dogs killed purely because there isn't a home for them to go to.
The only report which is available, and again its not 100% accurate because the information is taken from figures supplied by councils only. Some councils do not submit their figures of strays/euthanisia but hundreds maybe thousands will be quietly euthanised in vets and never reported.
That said, this report shows how figures have changed over the years.
I have listed below some places that people can get a few facts from, in case they are also prepared to do some articles to publicise the problem locally.
2008 - http://dogstrustblog.blogspot.com/20...-eighteen.html
2009 - http://dogstrustblog.blogspot.com/20...-increase.html
2010 - http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/_resourc...review2010.pdf
The way forward?
It proves that strays are again on the incline and so is euthanisia.
Anything anyone can do to spread the word for people to stop breeding dogs that nobody wants must help.
The volume of dumped dogs isn't just bull breeds