After 50 years the RSPCA Birmingham animal centre is closing its doors for the last time today.
The centre on Barnes Hill is relocating to a new site which is 30 times bigger than the current place and is equipped with new, modern facilities.
Last year staff found homes for 1,257 animals, but they say this could have been much higher if they had more space to house them.
Those extra spaces will soon be available as the charity moves its centre and hospital to the new flagship location at Newbrook Farm, Frankley.
Daniel Gittens, acting animal centre manager, said although Barnes Hill will always be regarded fondly, it is too old to cope with today's demand:
The RSPCA has already raised £7 million to fund the centre, but still needs to find £600,000 to meet its target.
To help, there will be a Sponsored Dog Walk on Sunday 7 October in Cannon Hill Park for the Leaps & Bounds Appeal which is raising money for the new animal centre.
ITV's weather presenter Emma Jesson who is a patron of the Birmingham Animal Centre is backing the sponsored walk:
For more information on the sponsored walk or to help raise money click here.
The official opening is next year but the centre will be open to the public from the beginning of November.