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Facebook Users Rally Behind Beloved Dog Shelter After Fire Claims The Lives Of 60 Dogs Inside

Police are currently questioning a young man on suspicion of arson. Hundreds of thousands of pounds have since been donated to the dog shelter.

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Thursday afternoon a fire broke out at Manchester Dogs' Home in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Manchester dogs home is on fire with all the dogs yelping :(

Moston-Red-Devil@MostonRedDevil

Manchester dogs home is on fire with all the dogs yelping :(

7:46 PM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Firefighters fought the blaze as members of the local community reportedly tried to save the dogs inside.

Heroes: Jason Dyer and nephew Dean Rostock risked their lives running into fire to rescue 20 dogs. #dogshome

Amy Glendinning@amyglendinning

Heroes: Jason Dyer and nephew Dean Rostock risked their lives running into fire to rescue 20 dogs. #dogshome

4:16 PM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

A spokesperson for the Greater Manchester police said that the fire claimed the lives of 60 dogs who were unable to escape. It is unclear how many more are injured.

These are the people the BBC tried to make out to be scum bags on that "people like us" programme..#Harpurheydogshome

the13thdukeharpurhey@shanesimo69

These are the people the BBC tried to make out to be scum bags on that "people like us" programme..#Harpurheydogshome

10:07 PM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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A young man in the area whose name has not been released is currently in police custody and being questioned on suspicion of arson.

LIVE SCENES: Manchester Dogs Home.

Support for the shelter came in real life in the form of food and blankets.

#dogshome staff say need food & blankets, everything destroyed. So many ppl still bringing donations.

Amy Glendinning@amyglendinning

#dogshome staff say need food & blankets, everything destroyed. So many ppl still bringing donations.

4:57 PM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Within hours of the fire breaking out a support page had gained thousands of likes on Facebook.

Over £270,000 has been raised for the dog shelter following the fire.

Initial reports said that 43 dogs had died in the fire. It is now being reported that the fire claimed 60 dogs' lives.

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