An urgent appeal has been made for people to re-home stray dogs - before they have to be put down to make space at a crowded kennel.
Sangreat Kennels in Scawby Brook is almost full, which means it might be forced to put down perfectly healthy dogs to make way for other strays that have been picked up by council dog wardens.
Sangreat Kennels owner Paul Greenfield is very concerned and said the situation was getting desperate.
He said: “It’s getting worse and worse - it’s the worst it has been for a long time.
“Whenever we get rid of some we just seem to get more in.
“We might have to put healthy dogs down to make room if it gets any worse - and I really don’t want to go down that route.
“I’m thinking more about dogs than I am about people at the moment.”
And Paul thinks the recession is to blame.
He said: “It’s just starting to take its toll on people.
“It’s been okay until now.”
Many of the dogs at Sangreat Kennels are Staffordshire Bull Terriers, which Paul says are particularly difficult to re-home.
“They’re nice dogs but they’ve had a lot of bad press.
“People should know we don’t keep any dogs that are going to show any signs of aggression.”
Paul said it saddened him to see so many dogs without a home.