Devastating Manchester Dogs’ Home fire leaves 60 dead – as canine lovers raise £300K in one night

More than £300,000 has been raised in the wake of a devastating blaze that ripped through Manchester Dogs’ Home, killing at least 60 animals.

Greater Manchester Fire crews were called to the dogs’ home on Moss Bank Road in Harpurhey around 7.20pm following reports of a fire.

More than 30 firefighters and some members of the public battled the blaze to save animals trapped inside the burning building.

Around 150 dogs have been rescued, with many moved to the charity’s sister home in Grappenhall, Cheshire after hundreds of members of the public arrived at the scene with dog blankets, cages and food.

A 15-year-old boy who has been arrested on suspicion of arson remains in police custody for questioning.

Manchester Dogs' Home Fire

Detective Inspector Neil Jones, said: “The response from the public has been overwhelming and this is clearly an incident that has tugged on the heart strings of many. 

“A number of people, including police officers and staff were quickly on the scene and put their life on the line to help with the rescue effort. 

“We are determined to establish exactly how and why this fire started and will be working closely with our partners from the fire service.”

So far more than, more than 29,000 have donated to the Dogs’ home, raising £286,645.49. Tributes have flooded social media since news of the attack broke.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

To donate to Manchester Dogs’ Home, click here.

Image courtesy of Manchester Fire, via YouTube, with thanks.

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