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Firefighters managed to save more than 100 dogs from the blaze GM Fire and Rescue service

Two teenagers who were arrested in connection with a fire at Manchester Dogs Home have been released without charge.

The boys, aged 15 and 17, were arrested following a suspected arson attack on the animal shelter in Harpurhey on 11 September in which more than 60 dogs died in.

More than 30 firefighters were deployed to tackle the blaze at the sanctuary, which also caused severe damage to around one third of the building.

Following the fire, around £2m in donations from the public were given to Manchester Dogs' Home. Many of the animals rescued from the fire were re-homed to others shelters such as the Cheshire Dogs' Home, near Warrington.

Anyone with information is asked to call Greater Manchester Police police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.