Metro Bank stores across the West Midlands region – that’s Birmingham, Solihull Merry Hill and Wolverhampton - are sponsoring one of the dog kennels at the Birmingham Dogs Home for the next year.
As a community bank, Metro Bank has always welcomed dogs in store – four legged VIP visitors to their stores enjoy their own water bowl, special treats and even a branded bandana.
“We have always been a dog friendly company and we are proud to be able to support such a fantastic charity that does so much to make the lives of dogs better said Metro Bank local director, Lee Currier. “We know there is a link between dogs becoming ill and being given up to charities as the cost of healthcare is expensive. More than three million homes in the UK have got a new pet during the pandemic and we recently launched pet insurance to help dog owners manage the cost of their pet’s healthcare needs, but we wanted to do more to help – hence our sponsorship of the kennel which will help care for hundreds of dogs as they return to health and hopefully find a new forever home.”
Birmingham Dogs Home has been at the forefront of animal welfare for the Midlands for over 125 years and is one of the region's oldest and best loved animal welfare charities. The charity operates two centres in Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Birmingham can house 150 dogs, Wolverhampton 100 in comfortable kennel blocks with adjacent facilities, such as its own vets' clinic, puppy unit and isolation block.
Metro Bank colleagues from all four stores will also volunteer at the Birmingham Dogs Home across the next year.
“As a charity, our homes can only survive through the generosity and support of benefactors from the local community such as Metro Bank. By sponsoring a kennel for a year, Metro Bank is enabling us to carry on vital work we do rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs.” Fi Harrison, head of fundraising, Birmingham Dogs Home.