BIRMINGHAM Dogs Home is is inviting dog lovers to pay tribute to lost loved ones this Christmas by engraving their name on their new Tribute Tree.
The sculpture, which is based at the Catherine-De-Barnes home, is part of the charity’s December to Remember appeal.
The tree contains 450 gold, silver and bronze leaves for dog parents to honour both family members and their late four-legged friends by writing a personalised message in their memory for a donation.
The charity said, not only will the donated leaf provide comfort to bereaved families, but it will help feed the 150 homeless dogs residing at the charity’s two rescue centres this Christmas.
Fi Harrison, head of fundraising at Birmingham Dogs Home, said: “Christmas is a time where we remember those dearest to us and for thousands of households across the UK, dogs are an integral part of the family whose presence will be greatly missed around the Christmas tree.
“For many families, this Christmas will also mark their first one with their new dog following the rise in dog ownership during last year’s lockdowns.
“However, there are still hundreds of dogs that don’t have a home to call their own this Christmas with both of our rescue centres at full capacity.
“That’s why our December to Remember appeal is so critical as by dedicating a tribute leaf or donating via our online memorial page, our supporters can help buy every homeless dog a Christmas dinner this year, making their day as special as possible.”
For those unable to make the journey to the charity’s Catherine-de-Barnes centre, there is an online memorial page so donations can be made in honour of dog lovers.
To dedicate a tribute leaf, make a donation in memory of a loved one, or donate a Christmas dinner for a dog without a home this year, visit website www.birminghamdogshome.org.uk.