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Why has Manchester Dogs' Home fire raised more than £1m?

The fire at Manchester Dogs' Home on Friday prompted thousands of people to donate money to help the rescued dogs.

The blaze, which was tackled by more than 30 firefighters, killed about 60 animals.

Within 24 hours, more than £1m pounds had been raised to help around 150 surviving dogs.

Cary Cooper, professor of psychology at Lancaster University, told BBC Radio Manchester's Mike Sweeney why he thinks the appeal struck a chord with people and raised so much money.

You can hear the full interview by listening again to Mike Sweeney's programme on BBC Radio Manchester

  • 15 Sep 2014
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