Chesterfield woman comes to aid of dogs which survived Manchester kennel blaze

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A charitable Chesterfield businesswoman is coming to the aid of 150 dogs which survived a huge fire in Manchester.

Firefighters were called to Manchester Dogs’ Home shortly after 7pm last night after reports of a major blaze in one of the kennels.

This morning, Greater Manchester fire and rescue service said more than 50 dogs had died.

Caroline Tilley, who runs Doggie Home from Home in Chesterfield, will travel to Manchester on Sunday to take dog food, blankets and old bedding for the surviving animals.

If you would like to donate any items to help the dogs, leave them at Bottom Club, on Wellington Street, New Whittington, and Caroline will take them to Manchester.

Caroline said: “It was an awful fire and I’m determined to help the poor dogs which survived.”

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of arson following the incident. He remains in police custody for questioning.