It has been one of those horrible weeks where the phonecalls and emails have been non stop. Dogs may have lost their lives simply because we do not have the kennel space or the funding to place them in emergency overflow kennels.
The worst part is because of the reputation we have built for taking "difficult" dogs, it is usually the really desperate cases that are brought to our attention. One poor soul I was asked to help last week had lived in a shed for 3 years, getting into the garden now and then at the best. How can this dog be placed in a home in todays unforgiving society, when she has never seen a car or strangers?
There are lots of ways you can help us strive to give more of these beautiful dogs a chance to start all over. Every penny helps give a dog a place to stay or food to eat. We currently have over 40 large breed dogs in our care, with your help we can save even more.
Donations can be made via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, or cheques made payable to SHAK and posted to Wildwood Cottage, 3a Stead Lane, Bedlington, Northumberland NE22 5LT. Alternatively have a look at our online store (www.shakshop.co.uk), place a food donation at Pets At Home in Cramlington, or relax with a coffee at Pebbles at Seaton Sluice on a Sunday.
In the last 4 years SHAK has saved a lot of lives of dogs who had nothing and nowhere else to go. With your support we can save even more.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.