I don’t usually post these kinds of things but, as everyone who knows me is well aware, I love animals and volunteer quite a bit. I support the local cat’s home as a member, a volunteer and a cage sponsor and I sponsor a wolf and husky sanctuary in South Africa.
So it was with terrible sadness and a heavy heart that I read about a 14 year old arsonist torching the Manchester Dog’s Home yesterday. The fire destroyed many enclosures, killing 53 dogs which suffered terribly. The remaining dogs were evacuated. The public has stepped up brilliantly and donated food, blankets, time and also help foster the 150 dogs which have lost their home. The other dogs are presently being homed in a sister facility.
I donated via the Manchester Evening News’ Just Giving Page – it is easy to do from all over the world if you have Paypal or a Credit/Debit card, and if you are in the UK you can donate via sms. It won’t bring the doggies back but – in my case anyway – it made me feel less helpless.