Friends of Birkenhead Kennels (FOBK) was formed in 2011 in response to a massive public petition after the Council announced it was to close the kennels.  Since then the charity has gone from strength to strength.

When we heard about the proposed budget cuts, we took the opportunity to raise another petition asking the council to keep the service on the Wirral. In less than two weeks, we got more than 7,200 signatures. That’s more than 2% of the adult population of the borough which is remarkable.


Thanks to the support of the general public including support at our fundraising events and many generous donations, we have been able to help with:

providing costly equipment

  • providing costly equipment
  • provision of vital veterinary care,
  • the costs of necessary environmental improvements,
  • promoting the re-homing programme
  • training our volunteers to set up a volunteer dog walking scheme
  • opening Lead Me A Stray, a pet shop based within the kennels


After a lot of hard work and negotiation, we are very pleased to be able to tell everyone that, as from December 1st 2014, Friends of Birkenhead Kennels will be taking on the contract for running the kennels.

Thank you so much for your continued support

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