Yesterday evening Manchester Dogs’ Home was subject to what is believed to be an arson attack. A 15 year old boy has been arrested in connection with the incident but no further information is forthcoming.
Sadly this event has cost the lives 60 dogs, with many more injured and around 150 further dogs without a home. The heroics of people working at the home, local residents and emergency services thankfully saved the lives of a great deal of dogs but far too many were lost.
Manchester Dogs’ Home, which is run entirely thanks to public donations, has been open since 1883 and has cared for more than 1 million dogs in that time. Most of the dogs have been moved to the Cheshire branch of the home but obviously they are lacking desperately needed supplies which were destroyed in the blaze.
If you’re local to the area Jarvis (who has been very ill this week) asks that you please consider donating blankets, leads, bowls, bedding and food to any of the following donation points (please do not go to the home itself in order to allow the emergency services to do their work).
1. North Manchester Police Station, Northampton Rd, Newton Heath.
2. Dogs Trust, Manchester
3. Many doggy day care centres in the Manchester area have connections with the home and are happily accepting donations to deliver.
And no matter where you are, if you’re able to spare even just a small amount of cash then please consider donating to this needy cause via any of the following methods.
1. The Just Giving page for Manchester & Cheshire Dogs Home here.
2. Text MDOG99 plus your amount to 70070 (£1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10)
3. The Just Giving donation page set up by Manchester Evening News is here.
P.S. I think Jarvis has great spelling considering he isn’t even 2!