John Wheatley, chairman at Birmingham Dogs Home said:
“We are aware that Simon Price and Alayna Price have been sentenced today after pleading guilty to a number of fraud and money laundering offences relating to missing funds from Birmingham Dogs Home.
“We remain bitterly disappointed that a position of trust was abused in such a manner, but we now look to the future under the guidance of our new CEO and with measures in place to ensure something like this never happens again.
“Some of the funds have now been returned and we remain hopeful that more can be recovered. We will work closely with the relevant authorities to do all we can on this matter.
“Once again we would like to thank our wonderful supporters for standing with us and helping us to continue to care for our dogs during an exceptionally difficult time.”