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Dog welfare
Reasons for relinquishing dogs
  1. Katrina Summerton
  1. 7 Hall Walk, Welton, Brough HU15 1PN, e-mail:

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ACCORDING to a number of publications, the commonest reason for a dog being brought in by its owner to a rehoming centre relates to concerns about the dog's behaviour (Miller and others 1996, Diesel and others 2010).

Over the past year I have been volunteering at the Hull Animal Welfare Trust and, during the course of my first few weeks, I began to question this traditional view about dog relinquishment. I therefore sought permission from the trust to prospectively assemble …

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