At 7pm this evening (11/09/14) a fire was started at the Manchester Dogs Home, Manchester, UK. Although fire crews attended and eventually extinguished the blaze, 43 dogs have so far been confirmed as killed. This number is sadly expected to rise.
A 14 year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of Arson.
1/3 of the building has been destroyed or badly damaged.
150 dogs were rescued by both fire crews and members of the public, and will be temporarily moved to a secondary shelter operated by the Dogs Home or taken in by other local animal charities with available room.
Manchester Dog’s Home has been operating for over 120 years, and relies entirely on donations from the public. It cares for over 7,000 dogs annually, has has rehomed over 1,000,000 over the course of its existence.
Ways To Help:
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The Manchester Evening News has set up a just giving page
Or you can text ‘MDOG57’ and an amount (£1, $2, £4, etc) to 70070
If you live in the Manchester area, they desperately need basic pet supplies such as food, bedding, collars and leads. Donations can be sent to:
Greater Manchester Police North Manchester Divisional Headquarters,
Please do not visit the actual shelter, as it is structurally unsound and fire crews are still working there!