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Metro staff banking on finding a new home for poor pooch Wendy

Ross Crawford 27th Feb, 2022

METRO Bank in Solihull is appealing for help to find a loving home for pet pooch ‘Wonky’ Wendy.

The bank’s Midland branches have all joined forces to sponsor a kennel at Birmingham Dogs Home in Solihull with staff pledging to fund raise and volunteer for the dogs throughout 2022.

The first rehoming event held in the Solihull Metro Bank store proved a great success with all the dogs who were showcased on the day now finding their forever homes except for ‘Wonky’ Wendy.

“Customers and colleagues loved having the dogs in store,” said Solihull Metro Bank manager, Dan Whild.

“We are so glad that by giving Birmingham Dogs Home a high street profile for a day, we helped raise awareness about the important work they do caring for dogs who need a new home.

“Resplendent in her very own pushchair Wendy was definitely the star of the show and a big hit with kids as she was at their eye level.”

Wendy is a British bulldog with a series of health issues.

She was brought to Birmingham Dogs Home as a stray after being found abandoned in Solihull.

Fi Harrison, head of fundraising at BDH said: “Birmingham Dogs Home is sparing no expense to see that Wendy gets all the support she needs to get back her health and improve the quality of her life – but whilst undergoing treatment Wendy struggles to walk in a straight line hence her affectionate nickname ‘Wonky’ Wendy.

“Whilst receiving medical care, Wendy is currently being fostered by one of our team, so she is getting all of the TLC she so deserves.”

Birmingham Dog Home celebrates its 130th birthday later in the year.

The charity entirely relies on donations and has a series of fundraising events planned this year to celebrate its birthday.

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