Players and coaching staff from Birmingham Bears and Warwickshire County Cricket Club recently met a special group of fans by spending an afternoon with four-legged here at Birmingham Dogs Home.

Players, including Tim Ambrose, Oliver Hannon-Dalby and Ian Bell, joined our Canine Carer team as part of a special volunteer day where they got to meet a stray dog called Bear – named in the team’s honour – who we hope to reunite with its owner in the coming days.

The session included walking, bathing, feeding and providing lots of fuss and attention to the stray dogs housed at the centre, before taking part in a photo shoot.

Tim Ambrose, said: “As a dog owner myself, it’s heart-breaking to learn about the number of dogs that are abandoned or go stray every year, and it’s been great to see the fantastic work that Birmingham Dogs Home is doing in caring and finding new homes, and loving families for so many dogs.”

It was great to have the players come down to our state-of-the-art centre to see the work that we carry out in the local community and just how hard our team work. The team were able to have a tour around the home which help highlight the importance of peoples support and show them the facilities that we now have on offer thannks to our generous donators. We also spoke about our educational outreach programme which enables us to get out into the community and teach the furture dog owners of tomorrow the importance about animal welfare, reponsible ownership and safety around dogs.

Rachel Frost, Community Fundraiser for Birmingham Dogs Home, said: “It has been great having Warwickshire CCC volunteering at our centre; they have been fantastic with the dogs and have really enjoyed their time with us.

“To be able to show them the hard work that our canine carers do 365 days a year has really highlighted to importance of peoples support to all our dogs. We hope to see them again very soon.”

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