MANCHESTER dog’s home is urging local residents to help them raise money to fund vital veterinary operations that so many of their dogs need.
It has been fourteen months since Manchester Dogs Home was devastated by a blazing arson attack in September 2014.
Sixty dogs died in the devastating fire whilst 100 were bravely rescued by the fire service and courageous volunteers.
So far, an incredible 2 million has been raised by fundraising campaigns to help the home rebuild safe kennels for their number of furry friends.
In September 2015, the home started the #hugyourhound campaign. Asking dog-owners to take a selfie with their canine companions. Motivating hundreds of people to donate blankets, toys and goods to help out the rescued pets.
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But the home is still facing a big challenge. Each day more and more poorly homeless dogs come through their doors. The pups desperately needing veterinary care and vital injections.
A representative on behalf of the dog’s home said: “So many of these dogs vitally need help and we appreciate anything that can be funded to help us!”
“In the last 14 months we have already been overwhelmed by support from the public and local businesses too.”
One local business fundraising for their cause is slipper manufacturer ‘Lazy Dogz’. First launching in autumn 2015, the company has decided that every £1 on a pair of slippers they sell will go towards the dog’s home.
— Lazy Dogz (@lazydogzUK) December 4, 2015
Company founder Paul Jackson said: “We made a decision as a company to contribute part of our sales to charity. Manchester Dogs home still requires urgent help and we thought this was a very worthy cause with a natural affinity to our brand.”
“This is a new venture for us with the Lazydogz brand only launching in October 2015 and we hope we can make a valuable contribution to Manchester Dogs home before the end of the year.”
“The products are superb quality, made from fabrics that are warm and comfortable and offer great value for money. We offer a no quibble money back guarantee if you are not happy with your slippers. You can also feel good knowing your purchase is benefiting a good cause with the fund raising element.”
The dogs home and the Inquest Canine Detection & Security Limited will be hosting their next fundraising event from the 17th-20th of December. All of the money collected will go towards necessary veterinary operations that so many Manchester dogs need.
By Lucy Newman