Saturday, 30 July 2011
Thursday, 28 July 2011
I remember one day when we were out walking a group of dogs including him, someone saying we'd had "a German Shepherd, 5 Rottweilers and an Isaac out" true testament to what a wonderful individual he was. We'll miss you Isaac.
Monday, 25 July 2011
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Another dog show today, and another rossette for our very own Jake. Remembering back to the day Jake arrived as the smelliest dog I have ever met, he so deserves the awards and the support of a wonderful family.
Thanks also to Angie, Joan, Elaine, Sheila and Neve for another brilliant £150 raised at Pride in the Park!
Friday, 22 July 2011
It's always great to get photo's of our dogs once they have gone home, but I have to admit seeing these ones of Sparky on a day trip brought a tear to my eye. Less than a week a go he was in our kennels, and although we do our best, we can't compete with trips to the lakes. How good does he look roaming free.
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Although most of the clips on here are in other countries, abuse like this is very common in this country. I have seen it with my own eyes collecting strays. This is why SHAK needs your support to keep doing the work we do. Please help us provide sanctuary for the dogs that need it the most. Donate food and funds..... To some dogs their lives depend on it.
Donate via PayPal to email@example.com
(Thanks to the author of the video.)
Found this on Facebook:
"Yesterday, 18 July 2011, was one of the worst days of my life. I have never imagined I would ever see a dog eaten alive by thousands, milion of worms. The poor do (I will call her HOPE) was lying in the middle of a countryside road and tens of flies were ...flying around her. i thought she was dead, but when she saw me getting close to her, she raised her head. She drank water from my hand . Afterwards, I put her in the car. There were worms in her eyes, mouth, nose...every centimeter of her body was covered with worms. We arrived at the vet. She started to shave Hope's hair. Her body was full of wounds. The worms have created deep channels under her skin. The vet said that she would have diesn in max. 1 day, in terrible pain. When all the hair was removed, we washed her. She has been so silent, so kind, she let us do to her anything, as if she knew we want her tu surrvive. She got perfusions, vitamins, painkillers, antibiotics. She made it through the night, she ate and she was ok. The vet was amazed. She is an old German shepard mix, 3 legged, skinny. She needs blood tests, babesiosis test(she had also ticks). The vets from HAPPY PER CLINIC have been very nice and accepted to keep her there for some time. We need financial help for her and, if possible, an adoption, when she will recover completely. She deserves a decent life, for her last years. My paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org(please mention that the donation is ment for Hope; I have another case, Charlie, a paralysed dog), my e-mail email@example.com"
The fact you all remember us in such sad times, means a lot to everyone at SHAK both 2 and 4 legged. Thank you.
Have I just lost my mind? Please tell me its not just me? Would you laugh if that was your dog?
Monday, 18 July 2011
An update about Sparky:
"I have seen your blog about Sparky coming home and also the facebook posts.
Fantastic mate and the fact Sparky is so relaxed about the whole thing
speaks volumes for both him and everyone at SHAK. You (I include Sparky in
this) have all worked so hard to get Sparky to this stage after all he's
been through. He's now in a home that loves him dearly and will be getting a
whole lifetimes worth of cuddles.
Anyway, I just thought I'd drop you a line with a Sparky update. Well he
seems to have settled in no problem at all - in fact, you'd think he'd been
with us since he was a baby. He is an amazing dog around the house and
sleeps in his own bed without complaint. The cats are starting to come round
too and they've all been in the kitchen together this morning. The cats
aren't 100% sure yet but them being relaxed enough to be in the same room as
Sparky when he isn't in his crate is tremendous. And Sparky - well what a
star he is as he is not interested in the cats at all which is a massive
Sparky has been enjoying long walks with me, but Beth and the girls take him
out too so he's as happy as Larry getting all those walks. I'm at work
tonight, but Beth has taken him to meet his Nana for the first time and he
will be spoiled rotten there that's for sure."
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
It was lovely to get this picture of Little Brindle this morning curled up to her new boyfriend Rubes. This is so typical of her, curled up with a pal, and nice to see her settled. There has been massive progress made with another one of the SHAK dogs this week, and hopefully there will be more news at the weekend.
Monday, 11 July 2011
Today was one of those bittersweet days when I had to say goodbye to a special house guest of mine. Picked up by me as a stray, Little Miss Brindle came home with me and fitted right in. She ended up staying whilst I found her the perfect home, and today was the day she moved away to it. It's funny how certain dogs creep into your life doing my job, and how they just feel like they've always been there. Little Brindle certainly did that. We didn't even give her a name, she just trotted along to Little Brindle.
I would of loved to of kept her, Star and her were so good together, but she's gone to a great home with a big Lurcher boyfriend. She's one very lucky and lovely girl.