A helping paw: Fire-hit Manchester Dogs’ Home get click up with computer donation from Derby uni

Manchester Dogs’ Home received a helping paw when University of Derby gifted 20 computers following an urgent plea from the centre.

Kind-hearted staff at the institution’s IT department donated old equipment from the university to help support staff working to restore the home.

Surviving dogs have been temporarily relocated to Warrington following the devastating fire which has attracted a public outpouring of sympathy and donations with more than £1.4million raised on JustGiving.

Gary Winter, Field Support Manager in IT Services at the University of Derby, said: “When we received the urgent request we were keen to support the home in any way possible.

“I was so saddened to hear about the incident at Manchester Dogs’ Home, we just hope this will assist the staff at this difficult time.”

Greater Manchester Fire crews were called to the dogs’ home on Moss Bank Road in Harpurhey around 7.20pm on Thursday September 11, 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 which killed at least 60 animals.  

Following the tragic events thousands of people donated cash, raising more than £1million in just 24 hours.

Manchester Dogs’ Home manager, Lisa Graham, added: “We have been overwhelmed with the kindness and gratitude we have had following the devastating fire and I would like to personally thank the University of Derby for their kindness.

“Donations like this will enable us to begin rebuilding the home and in turn, rehome dogs again.”

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