A “Big Clean Up” campaign to prepare Manchester Dogs’ Home for its highly anticipated re-opening took place today (4 November), thanks Zoflora and an army of volunteers.

Former Hollyoaks stars, Ali Bastian, Sarah-Jayne Dunne and Carley Stenson also put on their rubber gloves to prepare the Temporary Adoption Centre for the public opening.


People from across Manchester and surrounding areas who were deeply involved with the fundraising efforts in the aftermath of the fire on 11 September 2014, came together once again to create a hygienic and happy environment for the dogs to live in.


More than 100 people put their names forward to be involved in the clean-up, following a call out from the Manchester Evening News, and 20 were randomly selected to join the clean-up effort.


Linen Fresh Zoflora Concentrated Disinfectant was used in mop buckets and trigger sprays, to kill any harmful viruses and bacteria that may have been lurking in the newly built facility. After several hours of hard work, the centre was left hygienically clean and smelling fresh, ready for the new tenants to move in within the next week.


Steve Mapley, Home Manager stated: “To have support from a major brand like Zoflora is great. Everything is now clean and ready for the first dogs to go into the temporary centre, and from there get these dogs into their forever homes.”


Ali Bastian said: "It has been fantastic to get involved with the clean up. Zoflora and the army of volunteers did a great job of disinfecting the Adoption Centre so that is ready for the dogs to go in. I am so pleased I could help with this great initiative."


Gaynor Mullane, from New Moston has volunteered before and saw the call out for helpers in the MEN.  The Legal Secretary took the day off work to join the forces.


She commented: “It has been a fantastic day. The block looks amazing and smells great now thanks to Zoflora and everyone worked very hard. It is exciting to see progress being made.”


On 11 September 2014, an arsonist attack burnt a whole block of kennels to the ground, resulting in the tragic loss of 58 dogs and devastation .


The devastation which struck the Harpurhey home saw a nationwide campaign emerge, in which significant funds were raised to support the rehabilitation of the centre.


A total of £1.4m was donated by the general public, which will go towards developing a new adoption block for the animals.


The ‘Clean Up’ campaign for the dogs’ home is the first of a new initiative from Zoflora which reaches out to communities around the UK. The Zoflora ‘Big Clean Up’ team will look to help worthy causes that are in need of a fresh start, and will clean up and reinvigorate their much needed facilities.  


Zoflora is a concentrated disinfectant and kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, helping to protect your family and pets from harmful germs, whilst also eliminating odours to leave homes fragrantly fresh all day. 

Use all over the home from rubbish bins to drains, worktops to floors and toilets to sinks. Zoflora is safe to use around most pets*. Use it on litter trays, plastic dog beds and animal cages to keep them hygienically clean and fragrantly fresh. Just allow to dry thoroughly before pets are allowed back in.


Keep up-to-date with the Big Clean Up progress on: Twitter: @loveZoflora, Facebook:  and Instagram: @lovezoflora.

Posted by Zoflora (13/11/2015)