Birmingham Dogs Home: 16 adorable dogs looking for a forever home this Christmas

Birmingham Dogs Home has seen a huge spike in unwanted pets - and it fears the situation could get worse this Christmas 

A Birmingham charity is battling a dramatic and unprecedented spike in unwanted dogs.

And it fears the situation will get much worse over Christmas. The statistics released by Birmingham Dogs Home are startling. This year the organisation that has bases in Catherine-de-Barnes, Solihull, and Coven, Wolverhampton, took in 1,922 dogs.

The figure for the same period last year was 1,298. In the region, on average 43 dogs are abandoned every week. Yet the number of people enquiring about rehoming or adopting a dog has dropped significantly.

In a bid to combat the crisis, the Home has issued a “Christmas wishes to fill dishes” appeal – a plea for cash, food, blankets and toys - and we’ve selected 16 of its pets currently looking for a forever home.

Fi Harrison, head of fundraising and communications, said “We believe that every dog deserves a home to call their own, especially at Christmas but in the meantime, our home is theirs, and with support from the local community we can continue to care for them for as long as they need us.”

A £42 donation will feed one of the Home’s dogs for two weeks, £3 will provide food for a day.

The spokesperson added: “In addition to monetary donations, local dog lovers can also show their support by donating food, blankets and toys to help make a dog’s Christmas day a little more special.”

Here are 16 adoble pets at Birmingham Dogs Home looking for a forever home this Christmas:

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