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Two hero dog lovers risked their lives yesterday  to rescue 20 animals from a blaze which engulfed Manchester Dogs’ Home.

Jason Dyer, 41, and his nephew Dean Rostock, 25, bravely jumped over the fence into the dogs home and kicked open kennel doors after hearing dogs barking in panic.

It is thought that between the pair they managed to rescue around 20 dogs, putting leads on them and bringing them to safety before tying them to a nearby fence.

Jason said: “All the windows of where the dogs are advertised for sale were blown out and the ceiling was collapsed.

“We initially ran into the bit that was on fire but we couldn’t get those dogs out. We went to the other kennels and began kicking out the doors. We just wanted to get them out.

“This place is part of our childhoods. We both have dogs and love dogs – of course we are going to run in there. We just wanted to make sure as many as possible would be okay.”

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A fundraising page has since been set up to help the Dogs’ Home following the  fire, and reports suggest that they have already been inundated with donations.

It is believed that 43 dogs died, and around 150 more dogs were rescued and many needed treatment.

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Well done Jason and Dean, without their efforts it would have been an even greater tragedy.

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