FRIENDS of Birkenhead Kennels have raised hundreds of pounds from a remembrance walk in memory of a puppy who was found dumped in a Wirral park.

On Saturday (March 23) the puppy, who was found by a member of the public in Port Sunlight River Park in Bromborough, was brought into the Friends of Birkenhead Kennels rescue centre. 

The puppy, named Shadrach by kennel volunteers, had mutilated ears and was so emaciated that he was “too weak to stand” and staff could not determine his breed.

READ: Starved puppy ‘too weak to stand’ dumped in Wirral park

Despite being rushed to the vet where he was examined, given treatment and a special meal plan, the kennels announced that Shadrach had passed away due to the extent of the neglect and malnutrition he had experienced.

Following the heartbreaking news the kennels organised a remembrance walk in memory of Shadrach which took place on Sunday, (April 14) at the park he was found.

A spokesperson for Friends of Birkenhead Kennels said: “I’ve just finished counting. A grand total of £536.17 from our remembrance walk today.

“We even had children who donated their pocket money. What a turn out of people. Everyone was so generous and all the dogs were so well-behaved.

“I’m sorry if I didn’t get to chat to everyone. I did the walk about four times!

“It was a really great morning. A huge thank you to the volunteers who turned up to help and to Eric the ranger for opening the cafe for us to have tea and coffee.

“I love being out in the community and the response we get from the public is phenomenal.

“We are so very grateful. The ribbons will remain in Shadrach's memory until they fade away with the weather.”