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Saturday, 31 December 2016

Time To Reflect And Look Forward.....

So tonight we see the end of 2016. A year that saw us hit the 10 year mark as well as making and losing some amazing friends.

I think it's fair to say that it has without doubt been the toughest of those 10 years,  and whilst there were times I thought we weren't going to make it, we have,  and I'm very proud of that achievement and of the people that got us there.

It never stops of course, and already I have two dogs stacked up and waiting to come to us, one was tied to a church gate on Christmas day!  Something Disney would write in one of their films, and they'd probably give it a happy ending. Time will tell.

There has been so many big stories this year,  so many tears of pain and joy, and as we move into 2017 there is a little glimmer of hope.

Ember's lymph node biopsy results have come back,  and the good news is that they show she isn't suffering from lymphoma! They are however 'reactive' so her body is fighting something, we just need to try and locate what. I have her back at the vets next week for more tests.

Your support this year has grown remarkably,  the incredible kindness shown this Christmas is testament to that, but I can't help and feel that in 2017 we're going to have to rely on you even more as the world of rescue just gets more and more difficult. Being right at the cutting edge of life and death means it isn't going to get any easier for us, I really hope you can support us through it.

Thank you again for all you have done and myself and everyone at SHAK (2 & 4 legged) wish you a Happy New Year. I'll leave you with some pictures of Axel who has won the hearts of so many, and words that just seemed to fit! See you on the other side.