September 26th, 2016

Hunt for the region’s biggest animal lover gets under way

Updated: 11:18 am, May 07, 2015

READERS can be in with a chance of officially opening the Bromsgrove Standard kennel which will feature in the town’s new Blue Cross centre.

The opportunity has arisen as part of our campaign to help the animal charity raise as much money as possible between now and July towards its £1.9million building project.

The new centre will benefit thousands of local pets with its newly-refurbished dog kennels, a brand new cattery with dedicated puppy and kitten units and a redeveloped reception area, as well as a new pet care clinic for animals owned by people on low incomes.

It is anticipated the new centre will be able to help double the number of animals it currently assists every year – from 600 to 1,200.

Now we want to hear from you – we are on the hunt for the biggest animal lovers across the district so we can choose one to officially open our kennel.

If you know someone – whether it be a friend, neighbour, family member or colleague who goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to animals, you need to get in touch.

Send your nominations, along with your contact details to: or Standard Kennel nominations, Bromsgrove Standard, Webb House, Church Green East, Redditch. B98 8BP

And don’t forget to keep your donations coming in for our appeal. The box on this page tells you how.

* THERE was some more good news for readers this week when it was revealed that Max, who featured on our front page last week to launch the campaign, has now been reserved and should soon be in a new home.

The Standard reported last week that the five-year-old Collie cross was taken into the centre when his owner died. He was found waiting by his side.