Cheshire Police have asked helpers and those who want to adopt dogs not to travel to the centre in Warrington
So many people have offered their support to the Cheshire Dogs’ Home after the fire this week at the Manchester Dogs’ Home in Harpurhey that they gridlocked motorways.
Cheshire Police have asked helpers and those who want to adopt dogs not to travel to the centre, in Warrington, after the sheer volume of numbers created significant congestion in the area.
The home, on Knutsford Road, Grappenhall, in Warrington saw hundreds of people arrive at its doors this afternoon, keen to make donations and offer help.
They are now urging people to check on the website for the Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home to find out exactly what help is needed, and how the public can help in an effective manner.
Inspector Sarah Heath said: “The offers of help and support to the Cheshire Dogs Home has literally been overwhelming. However, the sheer volume of people coming to the Dogs Home has caused significant traffic congestion tailing back to the motorway. Officers have used nearby fields to create overspill parking, but there are still a significant number of people in slow moving tailbacks, in some very warm weather conditions.”
“Officers are working hard to get traffic flowing, but the clear advice is – if you want to help, please check online to find a drop off point near to you.”
Details of how to make financial donations, or drop off provisions to assist in providing for the displaced dogs are available on a number of websites, including the Manchester Dogs Home, and the RSPCA Facebook.
The Dogs Home said: “Dog food and blankets are also needed, we have now setup a telephone number – 0844 5 040404 staffed by volunteers to co-ordinate enquiries – members of the public are urged not to come to Manchester Dogs’ Home, as the police investigation will be continuing and access is restricted.”
You can continue to donate to the charity and keep the total rolling past £1m by going to our JustGiving page where the money will go directly to the home .
Or, you can donate by text by sending MDOG57 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.