New Home for Birmingham’s Dogs
Birmingham Dogs’ Home has applied for permission to move from it’s Digbeth home to a new purpose-built centre near Catherine-de-Barnes in Solihull.
General Manager Simon Price said: “The biggest problem is that we have zero exercise facilities. We have been fortunate to be supported by the public, but with additional fund-raising, we need to expand and relocate to new premises.”
Birmingham Dogs’ Home was founded in 1892 on land donated by the late Sir Alfred Gooch Bart on New Canal Street. Almost a century later, the New Bartholomew Street home was officially opened by the Duchess of York in 1987.
After more than 120 years, Birmingham Dogs’ Home is part of the fabric of Digbeth, and it will be a shame to see it go. To keep up to date with developments, follow Birmingham Dogs’ Home on Facebook or Twitter.