Over 40 Animals Killed After Manchester Dogs Home Is Targeted By Arson Attack
Over 40 animals are believed to have died following a blaze at a dog sanctuary in Manchester.
Firefighters were called to the scene of the fire shortly after 7pm and while 150 animals have been rescued from the facility, a further 43 are understood to have perished in the blaze.
According to The Mirror, a 14-year-old boy has been arrested by police in relation to the fire.
"We are working closely with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service to establish how this tragedy has occurred. We are in the very early stages of the investigation and have a young boy in custody, however we would ask if anyone was in the area and remembers seeing anything suspicious around the dogs' home that they call police and tell us what they know.
"As a dog owner myself, I understand that many people will feel angry and upset about what has happened, but I would ask that they let the police carry out their investigations and not take matters into their own hands. We have received an overwhelming response from the public and would ask if anyone wants to help they can make donations of food or bedding to North Manchester divisional headquarters on Northampton Road in Newton Heath."