The Rotary Club of Wylde Green has just donated £2,300 to Birmingham Dogs’ Home.
The funds were raised on a two-mile sponsored dog walk, through Sutton Park.
Walkers were sponsored by friends, family members and colleagues, with one walker, John Bradin, raising in excess of £400, thanks support from colleagues at Glover Priest solicitors.
John’s dog Dougie went on to win the competition for the best dressed pooch.
The Birmingham Dogs’ Home is based at Catherine de Barnes in Solihull.
They take in and care for stray and unwanted dogs from the West Midlands area and do their best to find new homes where possible.
The charity provides education to schools and other community groups in responsible dog ownership, whilst fund-raising to ensure the on-going provision of service.
Birmingham Dogs’ Home aims to rescue, reunite and rehome dogs, and last year it helped 2,500 dogs.
— Birmingham Dogs Home (@BhamDogsHome) February 17, 2020
Commenting on behalf of Birmingham Dogs’ Home, Rachel Frost, Digital Marketing Officer said: “The members of Wylde Green Rotary Club have helped us tremendously with supporting the dogs in our care by raising such a fantastic amount, for which we are really grateful.
“The sort of work these funds will support will be cruciate veterinary care for the dogs in our care, such as cruciate ligaments, eye surgery and skin treatments.”
Rotary club President, Dick Elston added: “We have found it a rewarding experience with our club to support The Birmingham Dogs’ Home.
The Club has donated £2300 to Birmingham Dogs' Home following a sponsored walk around Sutton Park. Some of our members visited the centre in Catherine de Barnes where the presentation was made and they were given a most interesting guided tour. https://t.co/FMnrojxPpE pic.twitter.com/oMBcef2Jdd
— Wylde Green Rotary (@WyldeGrnRotary) February 12, 2020
“Sadly, within society today, there are many incidents of what are considered to be ‘man’s best friend’ suffering mistreatment, deprivation and cruelty.
“We are pleased to have helped this valuable organisation that seeks to address these ills with care and sensitivity. We wish them well in their future work.”
For more information about the canine charity take a look at their website.