It is an undeniable fact that dog rescue kennels all over the British Isles, probably the world, are dominated by bullbreeds.
Waiting for someone who never comes. Some spend years if not life, in kennels.
Yet still the public think it is a good idea to breed a litter. At one time there were over 600 bullbreed puppies for sale online.
The only way to try and ease this suffering and shameful epidemic is to promote neutering and STOP breeding.
The cost to manage abandoned and unwanted bullbreeds countrywide must run into millions of pounds funded by local councils, the police and many rescue centres. This madness must stop.
Called recently to a small house in Slough, the RSPCA's Hillingdon branch inspector discovered 11 American bulldog puppies and both parents in a tiny kitchen.
The puppies, at nearly six-months-old, were unsocialised and undernourished.
The breeder of this litter had been unable to sell them.
The inspector removed the puppies, three of which have stayed with the RSPCA locally and are urgently seeking homes or foster homes with time to socialise and begin training with them so they can take a responsible place in society.
The other eight have been networked to other rescues.
This is just one incident. The RSPCA deal with this on a daily basis. Financially, our three local puppies will eat up £1,000 easily in inoculations, flea, worming, microchipping & neutering.
If you think you can offer one of the RSPCA's animals a loving home then please call the Hillingdon branch on 01895 833417 or go online .