Bertie’s big day as Manchester Dogs” Home reopen


New kennels, built after a public appeal raised £1.4million, were opened yesterday.

And abandoned Bertie found a new owner within minutes.

Housing assistant Yvonne Webb, 61, pictured on the left with Bertie and her daughter Sarah Heath, said: “We walked in and this character was there looking out at us.”

Before taking Bertie home to Salford, Yvonne added: “He’s so friendly. It’s just that face – exactly what we’re looking for.”

Sixty dogs died in the blaze, believed to have been arson, in September 2014.