Sunday, 28 February 2010
She doesn't need to go to the vets anymore, although she does still have a hole in her leg. It is healing slowly, but is getting there.
Can you offer Pepsi a new home after going through so much?
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Well, its the weekend again, so just a quick reminder to pop down to Derek's at Seaton Sluice tomorrow for a cuppa, and remember EVERY PENNY RAISED goes to the SHAK Dogs.
Friday, 26 February 2010
"Real Rescue" is an extension of our Retirement Scheme which provides sanctuary for those lost souls that have been so badly abused and neglected that the outside world is a traumatic place for them.
Concentrating our resources on the rehabilitation, environmental enrichment, physical and mental stimulation of dogs that would otherwise be left forgotten and often euthanized is a natural evolution for the charity. This means that as well as not taking dogs from the general public we NO LONGER rehome SHAK dogs to the public.
Fully assessed and rehabilitated dogs may be placed into a "Forever Foster Home" where the emphasis will be on providing the dog with a stable environment, appropriate diet, positive socialisation, good physical exercise and participation in training classes or a dog activity such as agility or flyball and offering comprehensive support and advice from our forever foster team.
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Thought I’d just send a quick update about Vinny. He’s doing really well – this week he really likes my Dad! Might be something to do with being fed duck & chicken off him & getting a nice ride out to the reservoir for a walk every day. He’s settled into a routine as well, and has even been left alone in the house for a few hours with no upset or problems. He’s got a bit of a thing for cats and sheep as well but we’ve been watching the dog whisperer & it’s me or the dog so we’re learning (slowly) how to distract him. He’s absolutely fine with other dogs and loves Bess, my sister’s greyhound. Gets a bit upset when she’s allowed a run round the field & he has to stay on the leash – obviously there’s no way I can keep up but he gets a bit of a ‘jog’. And I’ve lost about half a stone in 10 days so it’s all good! He does a really funny smile type thing when he gets up on a morning and I will keep trying until I get a photo of him doing that and will send it to you. I need to get some more outside pics as well but it’s nearly always dark when I have him out. In the mean time, I’ve attached a couple of him lazing around.
Hope you’re well – I’ve been reading your blog & it really must be hard for you at times – hope this comes as a bit of good news.
Thank you for letting me take Vinny home – we all love him loads already!
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
SHAK is there as a sanctuary for the poundies that need it the most. We take the dogs that usually no one else will. That can include dogs with health issues (Sassy) behavioural issues (Miko) or human neglect (Bodie and Doyle). Therefore the people who own dogs have to take responsibility for the problems they have so often created. One of the dogs that I was called about was 7 months old for goodness sake. What is wrong with the world.
Monday, 22 February 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
Basically EVERY PENNY raised this week will go towards paying for Sassy's operation that she had on Wednesday. You can read the full extent of what she went through in a previous post on this blog, and I'm sure you'll agree it was quite an operation.
She is now back at the kennels resting with her old pal Zak, who missed her terribly.
Please get yourself down to "Pebbles" 6 Marive View, Seaton Sluice NE26 4JY on Sunday between the hours of 7.30 - 5 and have a cuppa and a chat with Derek. Remember EVERY PENNY goes towards helping us pay for making this beautiful little girl better.
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Apart from being a little stressed last night, possibly the first night she has ever spent away from Zak, she has been fine and won the hearts of everyone at Moorview Vets.
Zak meanwhile has clearly missed his girl, but I have to say he has been VERY clean in his kennel. Maybes now the fact he can get out to the toilet is a major factor in this positive find.
Watch out for details of "Support Sassy Sunday" later this week.....
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Please say a little prayer for Sassy tonight.
Monday, 15 February 2010
However, nothing is ever simple.......Sassy, who is reported to be 9 years old, has mammary growth which is around the size of a tennis ball which has not been seen by a vet. Also she has some sores of her front leg. Pictures attached show Sassy, despite all these problems, she is a lovely girl that really needs some TLC.
Zak, health wise appears ok and is quite active considering hes approx 10 years old.
They are NOT house trained......owner allows them to toilet indoors.
Neither have been outside the home for over 5 years
Saturday, 13 February 2010
You can't miss the caravans opposite Fountainhead Car Park on the sea front at Seaton Sluice. Open 7.30 - 5.
Thanks for your support.
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
One phonecall later, both are on the way to SHAK once transport can be arranged.
Photos and more details once transport has been confirmed.
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
You can read her story at http://shak.myfreeforum.org/about190.html
I hope you can help we are getting to a point of breaking with our stray dogs, I desperately need to move 10 stray dogs to give the remaining 21 a chance can you see if any of your contacts can help as I have tried all my links.
I have attached photos of the following
1.Tank - male staff lives by himself adult 4 yrs old
2.Bailey - male staff x EBT lives by himself adult 1-2 yrs old
3.Butch - male staff lives by himself adult 4 yrs old
4.Neill - male staff lives by himself adult 2 yrs old
5.Archie - male staff only 12 months old - chipped
6.George - male staff chipped will live with some females 3 yrs old
7.Rio - male staff lives by himself adult 3 yrs old
8. Bobby - male mastiff type lives by himself - young adult
9 Rosie - female staff lives by herself adult 8 yrs old
10. Fudge - brown male staff lives with a young dog at the moment 2 yrs old
Let me know if you can help or need more info - these dogs are being held to give the others I have a chance.
Thanks everyone.... Really need help with these guys.....
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Saturday, 6 February 2010
Friday, 5 February 2010
Free to good home. Excellent guard dog.
Owner cannot afford to feed him anymore, as there are no more drug pushers, thieves, murderers, or molesters left in the neighbourhood for him to eat.
Most of them knew him as 'Holy Shit.'
Run free boy, and run with your babies at Rainbow Bridge girl, you are all probably better off without human interference.
Not wanting to put you in a sad mood (leave that to me) I’d just like to thank Derek and Sandra for another fantastic day of Fundraising on Sunday. Sandra dragged herself out of her sick bed as they pulled themselves through the £1,000 mark for 2010 already. An unbelievable achievement, thank you both so much, and everyone that goes down on a Sunday to support them. Speaking of which, it was great to hear that Lucas had made quite a journey to come and do his bit for SHAK. I know Derek was delighted to meet him, and if ever there was a dog that was an advert for what we try to achieve at SHAK, then Lucas is it.
Speaking of advertising SHAK and the charity itself, there are hopefully going to be some progress made in several areas very soon. Watch out for a new look website soon, and also a brand new Foster Program ran by Gregg so we can give dogs the chance to take the next step and begin life in a home environment. We obviously need a dedicated and understanding band of foster homes, so if you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
One dog that could benefit from such a scheme is little Daisy the young lurcher who returned to us on Sunday because of a change in circumstances in the home. Daisy is wonderful, but so playful and mischievous she needs a home with patience and probably another dog, as she loves wrestling with Bouncer.
Thank you also to everyone who has provided us with food donations recently, it is so greatly appreciated. I know the dogs love seeing me carry in those big bags! Also, thank you to everyone who has bought a SHAK Calendar lately. We still have a few left, please get in touch if anyone wants one. Every penny goes straight back to the dogs.
Laser and Murphy are such a loveable pair, having been used as guard dogs I was expecting something totally different, but these two are nice sociable dogs who both need each other.
Bodie and Doyle went for a walk with me and Debs too, and despite being well behaved it was so upsetting seeing how much the outside world blew their minds. They were both very stressed, although Doyle did seem to settle on the way home.
There are some new budding romances at The Rescue Place too. We now have Lola and Max, Meg and Otto2, Bouncer and Grace, Tess and Bobby and the wild ones Oliver and Judy. It is so nice when you look at the runs and see them all playing. The games seem to pass down from run to run as they all copy what the next pair is doing.
I’ve been busy all week trying to rescue a pregnant bitch. For legal reasons I can’t say anymore than that. I find out on Monday if she is to be destroyed or not. As you can imagine it is a very sensitive subject. More if or as it develops.
One dog that is settling into a new way of life is Bones (now called Jones or Jonesy when you get to know him). This little man was the dog that went on Home Trial recently, and as you can see from this photograph he has found a new best friend.
Also Birthday wishes to Harlie, who is 3 today. This beautiful girl has been through so much already in her short life. She is looking well, and seems to be happy, so lets hope she can enjoy a change in fortunes. Happy Birthday Baby, I’m so proud of you.
Well its nearly the weekend, so just a quick reminder to pop down to see Derek at Seaton Sluice on Sunday for a cuppa. Which reminds me, a special thank you to a special lady. Thank you Margaret who trailed around local supermarkets to get a “top brand” cheese that was on special offer, for Sandra’s scones. Ten packets later, it means those wonderful scones should be even cheesier on Sunday ha ha.