HOMELESS and abandoned dogs waved a paw to their old kennels as work began on the new Blue Cross Centre in Catshill.
The pooches left their current home to allow builders to start work on the new £1.9million suite.
The centre, which is due to be completed by next autumn, will include an admissions and isolation area to prevent the spread of disease, puppy and kitten areas where young pets will gain experience of everyday family life, refurbished kennel areas and a vet suite to treat pets whose owners are on benefits.
One of the dogs to be moved was nine-year-old Jack Russell Pepper, whose owners could no longer keep her and has been homeless for 50 days.
Pepper, along with the others, will now be housed in another area of the site while the search continues to find them loving homes.
The centre will continue to rehome cats and dogs, and also provide vet treatment for pets in a temporary clinic until the new site is completed.
Centre manager Neil Edwards said: “We are excited to see the building work begin and can’t wait for our new centre to take shape.
“We are sure all the dogs currently staying with us will be settled in happy homes by the time the new kennels are built, but there are many more who will need our help.
“For them the new kennels will mean that their stay with us is as comfortable and stress free as possible.”
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