It was canine crazy on the cobbles of Weatherfield today when the cast and crew of Coronation Street came together to show their support for Manchester Dogs Home.
A bring your dog to work day was organised at the show’s headquarters at Media City UK to raise funds for the fire ravaged dogs home which is a just a few miles away.
Led by cast members Samia Ghadie, Bev Callard and Georgia May Foote dozens of staff posed for pictures on the famous cobbles. Also showing their support were Corrie canine favourites Eccle and Ozzy.
Collection buckets have been placed around the building and everyone encouraged to donate food, bedding and toys which will all be sent to Cheshire Dogs Home - the centre housing the dogs rescued from the fire on Friday night.
Samia brought her Maltese Sonny, Georgia May Foote came along with her Cavashon Marley whilst Bev Callard arrived with her rescue Bull Terrior Trev.
Samia said: “It’s been great seeing everyone here with their dogs and coming together to raise money for the dogs home. As a dog owner I was heartbroken when I read about what had happened.”
Georgia said: ‘I was really pleased to be able to bring Marley into work today, it was chaos on the street but great fun. The thought of what happened to those poor dogs is just awful and we want to help as much as we can.”
Bev said: “Trev is a rescue dog so we know how much joy they bring and how loving they are. As soon as we heard what had happened we wanted to do something to help.”