Birmingham Dogs Home release a charity Christmas single - The Solihull Observer

Birmingham Dogs Home release a charity Christmas single

Solihull Editorial 15th Dec, 2023   0

SILHILLIANS are being urged to listen to a new Christmas single to raise money for Birmingham Dogs Home.

In the lead up to the festive season the charity, which has a base in Catherine-De-Barnes, has released Lonely Paws: I’m waiting for you! to raise money for the home, which is seeing a record number of dogs pass through its halls every month.

The song, which is sponsored by National Gas Metering, is an upbeat, energetic and uplifting story of a lonely dog in the rescue home who finds his forever family just in time for Christmas, written by local songwriter and dog lover Dom Scohy.

Maxine Long, director at National Gas Metering says: “We are proud of the work we do supporting our communities and as someone who has rescued a dog from Birmingham Dogs Home, I have seen first-hand the challenges the centre has to look after the hundreds of dogs that need its care each year.

“We worked with the centre on this idea to raise national awareness of the fantastic work they do and to support their fund-raising so their vital work can continue.”

Birmingham Dogs Home says the cost-of-living crisis has led to a huge increase in the number of dogs who have been given up by their family.

There are over 200 dogs of all shapes and sizes, young and old, currently residing at their rescue centres which rely on the generosity of its supporters and the local community to feed, care for and house the pooches.

Fiona Harrison, head of fundraising and communications at Birmingham Dogs Home, said: “The centre is more overwhelmed than usual at this time of year, its heart-breaking to see so many happy and healthy dogs being left homeless.

“We hope that the public can really get behind the spirit of this song and help us to raise as much money as possible to make sure we can rescue and feed as many dogs as possible over the Christmas period and the year ahead.”

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