Today the doggy world worldwide is reeling from last night’s devastating news that at least 50 dogs are dead and numerous injured after a youth started a fire at Manchester’s Dog Home. Desperate staff and volunteers at the Harpurhey sanctuary, as well as members of the public, battled to rescue dozens of animals from the outbreak whist firefighters tackled the blaze. 150 dogs were saved and we totally understand how soul destroying this must be for everyone involved and what a mammoth task lies ahead of them. We must remember that these lost dogs were not just strays in a kennel, they were the dogs that they cared for,helped to rehabilitate and had hopes of seeing them into their new homes.
When such disaster strikes its heart-warming to see how likeminded people pull together and the home has been inundated with cages, blankets and food and offers to foster dogs in need. Donation are also flooding in and should anyone want to donate you can do so via https://www.justgiving.com/dogshome
Once assessed and treated these 150 dogs were transferred to its sister site in Grappenhall, Warrington where a team will work with other major UK doggy charities such as Woodgreen who have offered help and will take some of their dogs, so one way or another the dogs will all be well cared for. The rescue world really rallies round when needed and this support will certainly help the staff and volunteers in Manchester.
Manchester Dogs Home rehomes 7,000 dogs every year, every day they aren’t at full strength will mean a disaster for even more dogs than those that died last night. Its so very sad that one youths irresponsible actions has caused so much misery and will have such a dire knock on effect in the rescue world!
On behalf of Dog Rescue Carcassonne I offer our sympathies to the staff and volunteers!
A fireman with a rescued dog..
This lucky dog escaped..
R. I P !