Dains Are Proud to be Supporting the Birmingham Dogs Home

Dog abuse, neglect and exploitation are unfortunately still a fact of everyday life in 2018. Fortunately, there is a charity in Birmingham that has been running successfully for over 125 years to help rescue, reunite and rehome any canine casualties.

Dated: 22 August 2018 Author: Dains Accountants

The Birmingham office of Dains have chosen BDH as their charity for this year and members of the team visited the new facility in Solihull recently, not only meeting the staff and dogs but looking around the vast facility. They saw first-hand some of the generosity from donations, including theirs, that keep this charity thriving.

Birmingham Dogs Home, SolihullA new facility for Birmingham Dogs Home in Solihull

With 2 centres, they recently relocated their Birmingham base to a spacious new facility in Solihull.  Although they celebrated 125 years in 2017, the dog’s home still holds exactly the same values as they did in 1892. They have a clear vision, which is to help every dog to find a loving, happy home.

Here are some statistics to get a feel for just how many resources are needed to home and support the dogs on a day-to-day basis:

  • One year's cost of running BDH are over £2m
  • Cost of caring per dog - £731
  • Weekly running costs - £42,069
  • A year of vets’ fees cost £180,000
  • Over 4000 blankets used each year
  • On avereage 53 dogs rescued each week

The Dains Birmingham office has been raising money this year through various activities including our Cake Club event, tuck shop and our pedometer challenge, with plenty more fundraising activities planned before the year is out.

Hayley Gee, the Assistant Manager at the Birmingham Centre said:

“Dains support is vital to all the dogs that come into our care and during their visit we were able to show them just how much the public support means to our dogs. The food, bathing, exercise, veterinary care and ongoing treatment are just a few ways in which their fundraising is helping us. Sadly, we get dogs that need immediate veterinary attention and without their support, we simply wouldn’t be able to provide it. Having Dains on board gives our dogs a lifeline, which means we can provide them with the regular day-to-day care that they need, with fully-trained staff, until it’s time for them to go out to their new loving homes.”

 Dog waiting to be rehomed; Food stores; Dains and BDH staff

We are looking forward to our continued fundraising work with Birmingham Dogs Home and are happy that we can make a small difference.

 

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