Always willing to lend a helping paw

Sarah Jayne Dunn
Sarah Jayne Dunn

FORMER Hollyoaks actresses Carley Stenson and Sarah Jayne Dunn could not resist the puppy dog eyes of dogs in need of a new home.

The pair, from Billinge and Leigh, joined forces with their fellow pals and Ali Bastion to give Manchester Dogs’ Home a deep clean ahead of its re-opening.

West End actress Carley Stenson, of Billinge

West End actress Carley Stenson, of Billinge

The centre was closed in September last year, as a huge blaze destroyed the kennels in Moss Brook Road, Harpurhey, killing 58 dogs.

As the damaged building was not safe to allow volunteers on site, a temporary adoption centre was set up.

The big clean up event, organised by disinfectant brand Zoflora, was organised to prepare the temporary adoption centre before it opens to the public later this year.

More than 100 people put their names forward to be involved in the clean-up and a total of 20 were selected to join the effort.