Status dogs in shelters on the rise

has seen an increase in Staffordshire Bull Terriers being taken to

The number of being brought into shelters is on the rise, according to one of the UK's leading animal charities.

Blue Cross said it was being “overwhelmed” with the amount of Staffordshire Bull Terriers coming in.

Their records show 331 of the were accepted into shelters last year, compared to 198 in 2008.

They are blaming the increase on dog owners not getting their pets neutered before having accidental litters.

There was an advert placed on a website that said basically, ‘I would swop my dog for a play station'

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Blue Cross says another problem is people

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