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Saturday, 18 November 2017

SHAK Christmas Boutique.....

With Christmas approaching (yes I know I can' believe I'm saying that either!) This week sees the start of the really busy season. Operating out of HQ as a fundraising hub, we are looking to give our dogs the best Christmas yet.

First up is the SHAK Christmas Boutique, a great opportunity to grab a bargain from our range of new and designer party dresses and accessories.

It is also a chance to buy your brand new 2018 SHAK Calendar or the very specially designed range of SHAK Christmas Cards.

Open 10am-5pm on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November.....


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Pin Up Boys.....

Just a couple of pictures of our pin up boy with one of our older pin up boys.....

Well done Dude and Bruce.....


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

An Amazing Picture Of Two Amazing Dogs.....

I have to share this picture of Eden with Ged that Rich managed to take this afternoon.

This is sensational in so many ways. First up she's sharing a bed which is a first, she's looking very comfortable with her new friend but more importantly..... she's at the FRONT of the kennel!

Eden and I have been through so much together, but even this brought a lump to my throat!


Day 2 For The Newbie And A Load Of New Friends.....

We'e still working on a new name for out newbie, but today he took another huge step and the rest of my dogs for the first time. They were all incredible, and whilst a few manners were taught you could see friendships developing so quickly. Bruce especially kept him right!


Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Day One And A New Friend.....

Our new boy has really made an impression since he landed and it' hard to believe he has only been he 24 hours.

This afternoon I decided to put him through a little test as he has been reactive to other dogs whilst on a lead. So step up my hero, big Lennox.....

I'm so proud of them both.


Monday, 6 November 2017

Thank You!....


I just want to say a huge thank you for all the words of support both to me personally and my team in being able to turn this latest boy around.

Thank you too to everyone who has made a donation to help him recover (especially Animal House Rescue!) We really are extremely grateful.

Your faith gives us the faith, thank you so much.

Our New Boy Arrives.....

Whenever I get a call from our good pal Lynn at Animal House Rescue I know it' going to be a sorry state, and the dog I got called about on Saturday certainly fits that bill.

Found emaciated, weighing just 27kg, tied to a tree and riddled with fleas, most of his fur was gone.





Lynn and her team did a wonderful job and a trip to the vets confirmed his skin issues were solely down to a flea infestation. Medication was prescribed a the skin is already beginning to look better.

His backend doesn' look the strongest so x rays were taken and revealed he does have a few spinal issues that are probably degenerative.

However perhaps the biggest upset was watching how he reacted when taken into Lynn's house. The Animal House is a foster based rescue and doesn' have kennels, and Dude (As he is currently named but we may change it) really found it a difficult environment to live in. Hence the phone call.....

Dude arrived north this dinnertime, he has put on 2kgs and already he looks a lot brighter. On a walk those it is clear to see that he hasn't seen a lot and he has a frantic scurry to try and get away from anything he finds strange.

Still he's a loveable boy and seems to enjoy the company of humans which is quite amazing considering what someone has done to him.....










(Facebook viewers will need to click the post to see all the pictures.)

Obviously this amazing boy is still going to need medical treatment and possibly in the future things like hydrotherapy. If you'd like to donate towards his recovery you can via PayPal to shak@shak.org.uk

www.paypal.com

Or by sending a cheque made payable to SHAK to:

SHAK.
Greenwell Road
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1HB

Thank you in advance for your support.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

A Tortured Soul On His Way.....

As the photos in the post below were being taken I received a message from one of our trusted rescue partners asking us to help with a dog that is quite simply in horrendous condition.....

Of course I said yes, and we await his arrival tomorrow when I will fill you in fully.....

Thank You Andy Commins.....

We had a really good afternoon with our very good friend Andy Commins on Saturday, as he very kindly gave up his time to produce some brilliant promotional photo's.....





You can see them all on our Facebook page.....

https://www.facebook.com/pg/shakthesanctuary/photos/?tab=album&album_id=505332869833230