Animal charity home hit by arson attack in which 53 dogs died, overwhelmed with food donations as £750,000 is pledged online
Extraordinary amounts of donated food, beds and blankets are piling up for survivors of an alleged arson attack that ripped through one of Britain’s largest dog homes and killed 43 animals. Shocking aerial pictures today reveal the damage caused after a teenager allegedly torched Manchester Dogs’ Home last night.
The tragedy has sparked an extraordinary outpouring of generosity, with pet-lovers donating £870,000 in the hours since the blaze to help care for survivors and repair the home.
Grief-stricken dog owners have emptied their cupboards or the shelves at nearby supermarkets as they deliver food and items like blankets to the 150 survivors.
According to Dailymail UK: a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of deliberately sparking the fire at the charity rehoming centre in Harpurhey, Manchester. Flames engulfed the building and smoke could be seen by thousands of residents in the city.
Posted on September 12, 2014, in Accident, crime, Health, latest news and tagged animal, arrest, arson attack, Britain's largest dog homes, dogs, donations, fire outbreak, Harpurhey, Manchester, Residents, survivors. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.