The Angel adoption program is now expanding its footprint in the U.K. and Canada to help the U-K.
government help solve a growing dog problem, the UK’s Home Affairs Select Committee announced Wednesday.
The program, which aims to foster a network of local dog owners to adopt and train dogs, will be available to the public in England and Ireland from next year, the committee said in a statement.
“The committee is delighted that Angel has made the decision to move its headquarters to the U/K, and is pleased that this partnership with U.k. authorities will see a significant number of dogs adopted by Angel,” the committee wrote.
The announcement came amid a boom in the adoption of dogs as owners around the world seek a way to help save lives, many of them of stray dogs.
In January, the United Kingdom was hit by a deadly dog attack in the city of Barnet.
The dog attack left two young children dead and two others critically injured.
The two victims had been living with their father’s dogs, and the dogs had been left alone in the family home.