Uniting dog-lovers worldwide
The fire, a deliberate arson attack, caused mass devastation and saw 59 dogs lose their lives back in September 2014. The tragedy shocked and saddened animal-lovers across Manchester and beyond, and the dogs’ home charity was overwhelmed by the support shown by the masses. Monetary donations came in from around the world, with X Factor boss Simon Cowell chipping in and ex-City star Mario Balotelli believed to be an anonymous donor.
150 dogs were rescued from the attack, which saw flames destroy the shelter’s adoption row. These animals were transferred to the charity’s sister site in Warrington – Cheshire Dogs’ Home. All of the lucky survivors have since found loving homes. The dogs’ home’s current residents are situated at the Warrington site for now, but the Manchester site is hoping to have animals ready to be adopted as soon as the building work is finished.
This week has seen workmen and decorators putting the final touches to the temporary adoption block so that the dogs can begin moving in. The final plans for brand new, permanent kennels are still being drafted up, with a listed building on the site making things slightly more complicated. The site consists of old Victorian kennels which will be fully renovated into modern facilities, providing a brilliant new home for rescued dogs from around the region.
Could you provide a forever home?
Sadly, there will always be dogs that need rescuing and rehoming, especially with the number of animal cruelty cases on the rise. Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home has dogs seeking adoption all of the time, and the charity is calling for loving forever homes for these wonderful creatures. Adopting a rescue dog is often a great alternative to purchasing a pedigree pup, and you will be giving an animal a fresh start in life.
If you’re thinking about adopting a rescue dog, you should contact Cheshire Dogs’ Home on (Calls cost 7ppm + network charges) 0844 504 1212. We will be keeping you up to date with the latest on the Manchester site’s reopening as the news comes in. Follow Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home on Twitter and Facebook for the latest rehoming appeals.