Manchester Dogs Home raises £240k+ overnight following fire

first_imgAt 6.59am the appeal had raised £148,000. By 7.20am it had risen to over £170,000. It reached £600,000 at 12:36.At 2.40pm it had raised £750,000: By 8.15 it had reached £235,000.By 9.00 it topped £300,000: Howard Lake | 12 September 2014 | News The Manhchester Dogs Home appeal reaches £170,000 at 7.20am #DogselfieSupporters, dog-lovers and dog-owners, some of whom have removed a dog from the Manchester Dogs Home, are beginning to share photos of their dogs while sharing details of how to donate. They are using the inevitable hashtag #Dogselfie. Advertisement Statement from the Dogs HomeThe Manchester Dogs Home released a statement at 8am.“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 during the night.“All of the surviving dogs are now in transit – the majority of them going to sister site Cheshire Dogs’ Home near Warrington – and those in need of veterinary treatment have been receiving it.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.   To help the charity cope, it also published the following request:   A fire at Manchester Dogs Home last night has killed 43 dogs, injured 150, and badly damaged the building. An appeal set up by the Manchester Evening News has already raised over £240,000 via a emergency appeal JustGiving page. It was set up at 9.20 pm last night, and the original target was £5,000 but has subsequently been increased to £1 million.The fire broke out at 7.10pm yesterday evening. Support for the Home came from many sources with people turning up to offer donations of blankets and dog food. Other animal charities stepped in to look after some of the Home’s dogs. Staff and volunteers at the Harpurhey home helped to rescue as many dogs as they could.The Greater Manchester police used Twitter to encourage people who wanted to help to make a donation via the JustGiving page, rather than to attempt to reach the Home: By 8.00 the appeal had passed the £211,000 mark. The fire and response to the appeal has attracted extensive coverage and messages of support and condolence have been sent to the Home. By 9.24am, 12 hours after it was launched, it had passed £333,000, and by 10.05 it exceeded £400,000: Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Research / statistics Appeal grows They also, according to the Manchester Evening News, had arrested a 14 year old boy on suspicion of arson.The Manchester & Cheshire Dogs’ Home was established in 1893 to help the stray and unwanted dogs roaming the streets of Manchester. Later it expanded to cover parts of Lancashire, Cheshire and Derbyshire. Today it cares for over 7,000 dogs each year.  92 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Manchester Evening News thanked its readers and everyone who had pledged support, not just financially, in an article Manchester Dogs’ Home fire: How your response is restoring faith in humanity Manchester Dogs Home raises £240k+ overnight following fire AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 At 11.20 it passed the half a million pounds mark:last_img read more