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‘Walk in the Park’ raises over £2,200 for Birmingham Dogs Home

Over 250 people and their dogs enjoyed the ‘Walk in the Park’ event at Walsall Arboretum and helped raise over £2,200 for Birmingham Dogs Home. Many families took part with dogs 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.

Following the walk, families received a goody bag and enjoyed a BBQ, refreshments and a range of stalls. Many also had their dog’s photo professionally taken by Ancol as a memento from the day.

Chief Executive of Birmingham Dogs Home, Simon Price commented: “Thank you to everyone who took part in our second 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. We look forward to working with Birmingham Dogs Home on lots more campaigns and events throughout the coming months.”

Look out for next year’s Walk in the Park event which will take place on Sunday 11 June 2017. You can find out the latest information at or Twitter @Birminghamdogshome

Pictured (l-r):  Ancol Director Simon Lane; Birmingham Dog’s Home Commercial Manager, Alayna Warner; Ancol DirectorsSarah and Jonathan Lane.
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