Well-wishers donating to the tragic Manchester Dogs Home after it was set on fire have gridlocked the M6.
The outpouring of support from members of the public has already seen more than £1.2 million pledged in less than 48 hours after the suspected arson attack.
Overwhelmed staff have now been forced to tell people donating supplies to stay away from its sister site in Warrington, Cheshire, after they caused tailbacks on the M6 around Warrington.
A charity spokesman said: “At the moment the response has been so great Cheshire Dogs Home is gridlocked, so till further notice please be patient and stay away from our Cheshire home.”
Nearby motorway service stations have agreed to act as drop-off points for those wishing to donate bedding and other supplies.
The charity thanked all those who have helped out so far and asked for future donations to be held over until next weekend.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said 53 dogs died, while about 150 were rescued.
A 15-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of arson has been released on bail.
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