It'll come as a shock to the millions of animal lovers in this country but today around 130 perfectly healthy dogs will be put down. It'll be the same tomorrow and the day after that. In fact around 50,000 dogs a year are destroyed just because they've strayed or have been abandoned. The National Canine Defence League is launching a new campaign to try to save some of those lives.
1) C5F: BEN ANDO ITN ENGLAND: Newbury kennels: CMS two dogs in caged pen barking TRACK another dog standing in pen TRACK LA CMS dog wearing coat in pen barking DEFOCUS PULL FOCUS dog barking behind bars SOT TCMS two quiet dogs behind bars CS Gaby the boxer dog looking towards thru bars (dogs in kennels GVs = 20 secs) i/c TCMS Gaby TILT UP "Reserved" sign (a home has been found for her) TCS dog's paw PAN dog toy CS dog looking thru bars CMS Maureen Iggleden (National Canine Defence League) interview SOT - people don't find out enough about dogs before buying them INT Trix the dog carried into surgery and greeted TCS microchip implanted under Trix's skin PULL OUT TCS scanner held TCS scanner shows code given off by implanted chip CS dog CS tag on dog's collar "I am tracer microchipped" TILT UP owner holding Trix (dog having microchip inserted GVs = 37 secs) TX 14.2.2000/C5F