Abandoned pit bull-type dogs 'on increase in Cotswolds'

The number of pit bull-type dogs being abandoned in the Cotswolds is on the increase, say council bosses.

Cotswold District Council (CDC) said there had been a rise in strays found in areas, including Fairford and Poulton, Gloucestershire.

Five dogs, including Staffordshire bull terriers, had so far been found in August, CDC said. Normally only one or two strays are found each month.

People should "observe from afar" and report anything suspicious, CDC said.

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