For most of us, the pet world is a positive place to work so when dishonesty is uncovered it can come as something of a shock.\r\n\r\nEarlier this week Manchester Dogs\u2019 Home was informed of\u00a0a scam. In Worsley, Salford and Leigh near Wigan, door-to-door callers fraudulently claimed to be collecting money for the organisation. Householders were encouraged to hand over bank details in the belief they were aiding the Dogs\u2019 Home, which lost more than fifty animals in an arson attack on September 11th.\r\n\r\nManchester Dogs\u2019 Home rescued over a hundred dogs from the blaze and has since moved the majority to alternative sites including its sister organisation, the Cheshire Dogs\u2019 Home.\r\n\r\nFollowing the discovery of the scam it tweeted: \u2018Warning to public: Anyone coming door-to-door in the Manchester area to set up direct debit donations to the Dogs' Homes, it's not us!\u2019 Householders approached by the fraudsters were encouraged to contact the police.\r\n\r\nThis news come hot on the heels of another loss. In late September a customer\u00a0in the Chorlton branch of Tesco swiped cash from a collection tub for Manchester Dogs\u2019 Home. The Manchester Evening News reported the subsequent social media hunt which found the culprit and resulted in his apology - and repayment of the money.\r\n\r\nThe tragedy has also led to great public generosity. Over \u00a32 million in legitimate donations has been raised following the blaze. Many members of the public dug deeply into their pockets, with some individuals offering staggering amounts. An unnamed donor, rumoured to be dog-loving footballer Mario Balotelli, gave a generous five figure sum and X-Factor judge Simon Cowell provided \u00a325,000. It seems as though, in balance, honesty and animals lovers have overcome a small number of scammers.\r\n\r\n\r\nIf you would like to donate to donate to Manchester Dogs Home go to the JustGiving website.