The staff and trustees of Manchester Dogs’ Home would like to express their enormous gratitude for the huge support received from the public following the devastating fire on site Thursday night.
All of the surviving dogs are now being cared for – the majority of them going to sister site Cheshire Dogs’ Home near Warrington – and those in need of veterinary treatment have been receiving it.
The Dogs’ Home has been inundated with messages of support from members of the public and local businesses. Donations can be made via www.justgiving.com/dogshome. We have now setup a telephone number – 08445040404 staffed by volunteers to co-ordinate enquiries – members of the public are urged not to come to Manchester Dogs’ Home, as the police investigation will be continuing and access is restricted.
Other charities stepped in immediately to help, for which the Dogs’ Home is also very grateful.
While the charity now needs to assess the situation and determine next steps, Manchester Dogs’ Home would like to commend its staff, many of whom witnessed atrocious sights on Thursday evening.
In the coming days the Dogs’ Home will be letting members of the public know how they can help both practically and financially.
We would like to express our enormous gratitude to the local community for their wonderful help during this sad event. Our heartfelt thanks also go out to the Emergency Services for their consumate professionalism and caring assistance.
We would also like to thank all of the wonderful people from all over the U.K. and further afield for their generousity and support, our sad story seems to have touched so many people all over the World.
Statement from Manchester & Cheshire Dogs’ Home
One Week On From Fire at our Manchester Site
The staff and trustees of Manchester & Cheshire Dogs’ Home would like to send a huge and heart-felt thank you to the public, one week after the devastating fire at our site Manchester Dogs’ Home.
During this past week we have been overwhelmed, deeply touched and humbled by the incredible response from the public in Manchester, Cheshire and beyond. We have received so many donations, offers of practical support, words of kindness and messages of hope – from individuals, families, businesses and other charities – all of which have helped us tremendously in this very difficult period.
One week on from the fire, we continue to mourn the loss of dozens of our dogs – vulnerable animals whom our staff and volunteers had known, loved and cared for. The loss of one dog in this way would have been terribly sad; to have lost this many, and in such a way, is incomprehensible. In the coming weeks we will be ensuring that our members of staff have all the emotional and psychological support they need going forwards.
The majority of the surviving dogs were transported from Manchester to our Grappenhall site on the night of the fire; many of them are now being fostered in loving homes, while others are receiving intensive rehabilitation treatment following the traumatic events of last Thursday.
At this point we would again like to commend our staff and volunteers, who have worked tirelessly over the past week and continue to do so. We are incredibly fortunate as an organization to have so many dedicated staff and a very dynamic group of volunteers old and new.
To mark a week’s passing since the fire, we invite dog lovers everywhere to ‘hug a hound’ at 7pm this evening to celebrate the love between humans and their dogs. ‘Hug a hound’ selfies may also be sent to our Twitter page @manchdogs.
Since 1893 Manchester & Cheshire Dogs’ Home has provided shelter and Veterinary Care and have re-homed over 1 million dogs.
We receive no Government funding and rely entirely on donations from the general public.
We run many fundraising events over the course of the year including:
Our annual sponsored dog walks
Fun dog shows
Annual Summer Fair and open day
Please come along, support us and most of all HAVE FUN!!
Ever thought about fostering a dog?? Check out our foster scheme or call the Home for more details.
We now have an active forum to enable easy communication between everyone.
If you would like to join the forum please email email@example.com with your full name and address so that we can confirm that you are a registered volunteer with Manchester Dogs’ Home
We will then send a link for the forum to you. When you register can you please use your first name and last name as your user name.. this is purely to ensure that only inducted volunteers are registering on the forum