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Monday, 15 September 2014

Coronation Street supports Manchester Dogs Home


Coronation Street stars took a "paws" from filming to parade their dogs on the cobbles in a show of support for the fire-ravaged Manchester Dogs Home.

The Manchester Evening News has a video and photo gallery of the cast, crew and canines.

Cast and crew members brought their pets to the Corrie studio set to raise money and awareness after at least 43 animals died in a suspected arson attack at the Harpurhey rehoming centre.

Among them was Georgia May Foote and her adorable cavalier/bichon frise cross, Marley, who was making friends with Samia Ghadie’s cute Maltese pooch, Sonny.

Georgia, 23, who plays Katy Armstrong, said: “When we heard about the fire it was awful. I couldn’t think of anything worse. If anything happened to my dog I’d be devastated, so it’s nice that everyone has come together to support it.”

The cause is especially close to Beverley Callard’s heart, having rescued her English bull terrier, Trev, from another rehoming charity three years ago. She said: “He had been stabbed, he had had both his hips broken with a baseball bat, he was in a really bad way, and apparently it took them about eight months to make him better. We gave him a home and he is just the softest boy in the whole world. I brought him down to the Rovers today because we were distraught when we heard about the fire. We’re just trying to help raise as much money as we can.”

Jack Shepherd, who plays David Platt, issued a grovelling apology after making a sick joke about the fire on Twitter, was not there but the actor has made a donation to the charity.

You can still donate to the MEN appeal online here or by texting MDOG57, followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10, to 70070.

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