Simon Cowell has pledged £25,000 to Manchester Dogs' Home after it was left devastated by a fire.
The X Factor judge told Good Morning Britain he was "horrified" to hear that 60 animals had died in the blaze, and felt the donation was the "least he could do".
Demolition work has begun at Manchester Dogs' Home after a huge fire. 60 dogs died in the blaze in September.
Survivors of the devastating fire at Manchester Dogs Home will have pride of place in the organisation's 2015 calendar
A 15-year-old boy is being questioned on suspicion of arson after a fire at Manchester Dogs' Home which killed more than 40 dogs.