‘Walk in the Park’ raises £3,000 for Birmingham Dogs Home

The ‘Walk in the Park’ event at Walsall Arboretum on 11 June helped raise close to £3000 for Birmingham Dogs Home. Over 400 people and their dogs enjoyed the day. Many families took part with pets they had adopted from the Home.

Sponsored by Walsall based pet accessories company Ancol Pet Products, the event invited families and their dogs to enjoy a leisurely walk around a 3km route of the Walsall Arboretum. Families received a goody bag and enjoyed a BBQ, refreshments and a range of stalls. Many also had their dog’s photo professionally taken as a memento from the day.

Birmingham Dogs Home’s Fundraising co-ordinator, Jilly Rivers said: “Thank you to everyone who took part in our third Walk in the Park event. It was great to see so many of our rehomed dogs looking so happy and healthy with their new owners.

“I would also like to say a big thank to our many volunteers who helped out on the day, and to Ancol for sponsoring the event. All money raised will help the thousands of stray dogs we look after every year.”

Sarah Lane, sales director of Ancol added: “We were delighted to support the Walk in the Park, which was another great success, it was a lovely morning talking to so many fellow dog lovers. We look forward to working with Birmingham Dogs Home on lots more campaigns and events throughout the coming months.”

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