Greater Manchester rallies round in response to Manchester Dogs Home fire


Kind-hearted people from across Manchester have rallied round after a fire at Manchester Dogs Home.

The tragedy at Manchester Dogs’ Home has captured the hearts of the city accross britain and worldwide.

At least 53 dogs are confirmed to have died with more than 150 more injured in the blaze at the Harpurhey sanctuary, while part of the shelter has been gutted.

Local builders Danny Fletcher and Adam Dunkley, from Urmston construction company Powerhouse Property Services, are offering free labour to help rebuild the home and have set up a Facebook page calling on other traders and handymen to join them.

Manchester sweet seller Nika Rawlinson-Ramsey said today she will donate every penny she makes on her Piccadilly Gardens stall, called CandyLove, to the devastated animal shelter.

Charlotte Harrison, who runs the Room to Groom dog grooming service in Lincoln, is donating some of the proceeds from her online charity photo competition to the Manchester sanctuary.

She said: “It was such an evil, inhumane thing to do. I cried most of the night.”

Laura Campbell said she and fellow members of the Facebook group Crochet UK were going to send some handmade crochet blankets for the surviving dogs.

Susan Watkins said: “R.I.P to all the dogs who lost their lives, there was no reason for this to happen, dogs give you all the love in the world.”

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately sparking the blaze at the Mossbrook Road sanctuary at around 7pm yesterday. He remains in custody for questioning

Nearly £700,000 has already been raised towards rebuilding the centre since the tragedy last night . If you would like to donate to the dogs home click on


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