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Dogs dumped for Christmas: animal rescue lists grow as owners surrender their pets

In the run-up to Christmas, animal rescues’ phones are ringing off the hook. The calls answered are not from people inquiring about adopting, but from those who want to surrender their dog. If a puppy is on your own Christmas list, or you’ve been planning on adopting or buying one for a loved one, you need to ask yourself: have I thought about the long- term commitment this animal requires?