Simon Cowell to give free holiday to local heroes who helped Manchester Dogs' Home

Simon Cowell has pledged to give money to the Manchester Dogs' Home that was set on fire earlier this week, causing the death of about 60 animals.

"Just read about @manchdogs. Unbelievable! Donation on its way," wrote Simon, 54, on Twitter.

The X Factor judge also vowed to give two locals – Jason Dyer, 41, and his nephew Dean Rostock, 25 – a paid-for holiday after the duo heroically kicked open kennel doors and rescued around 20 dogs when they heard barks of panic.



Simon Cowell is proud owner to Squiddly and Diddly

One Twitter user who goes by the handle "Karl" made the suggesting, posting, "@SimonCowell @manchdogs maybe Simon you can give the two guys who risked their life to save the dogs an all inclusive holiday???"

"Yes I will," replied Simon in a message that was favourited 5,000 times, to which Karl responded, "@SimonCowell nice one simon #topbloke".

The official fundraising page for the dogs' home has received widespread support from the public, securing over £1.3million three days after the blaze. A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of starting the fire, which took place in Harpurhey, but was bailed on Saturday.


Simon Cowell once feared he would love his dogs more than baby Eric before the tot was born

As a dog-lover who is proud owner of terriers Squiddly and Diddly, it comes as no surprise that Simon was moved by the cause.

The music mogul once joked that he feared he would love his dogs more than his then unborn son Eric, who he welcomed with girlfriend Lauren Silverman on Valentine's Day.

"I actually said to Lauren beforehand, 'What if I like the dogs more than him?'" Simon told Extra. "And she said, 'You're gonna be absolutely fine,' and then literally within seconds of him being born, I got it."

Simon has recently revealed that he would like to have baby number two with his American girlfriend.

"Of course I'd like another child," he said speaking to The Sunday People before the launch of this year's X Factor series. "You have one, and I'd always have another. I've thought about having one in between the series of X Factor."