Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Monday, 29 March 2010
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Another email update on that wonderful girl Krysta:
"There is a cat the other side of the door winding Krysta up!!!
Never thought she would get through xmas,or new year, and tomorrow the caravan opens.
So she has packed her bikini & has learnt how to say 'sausages' in Welsh, and is off to the beach tomorrow for a week! The field our caravan is on is always full of rabbits, cant wait to hear how she reacts to them!"
Saturday, 27 March 2010
Then this morning I receive a call from our vets to say they have a two year old Malamute sitting in their surgery waiting to be put to sleep. I will hold off disclosing any information on the dog till we have had a look at him, but he is arriving at The Rescue Place as a SHAK dog tomorrow.
All that we have to do now is find them an empty kennel..... but the German Shepherd was turned down by a whole host of rescues, whilst the Malamute was staring the needle in the face, and all on our doorstep. What else could we do.....
With all the Fund Raising events we have lined up this summer (and there will be more to come) today I launch a special appeal from Carol on behalf of our Fund Raising Team. Anyone who has any unwanted Christmas presents stuffed in a drawer, or anything else for that matter, that would make great prizes for tombolas, and would like to donate them to help us save lives, then please get in touch.
Why not drop them down to Derek's on Sunday at Seaton Sluice? I know he'd love to see you, and you could enjoy one of his fine coffee's, tea's or soups. I made it down there last week, and couldn't believe the variety he has available. There is well over 20 types of tea alone!
Open 7.30am till 5pm, just look for the flags at the sea front at Seaton Sluice.
Thank you once again for your support.
Friday, 26 March 2010
- Gsd male 5 /6 yrs old enitre good other dogs, Strong on the lead.
- Bull mastiff ( 1 ) Marley 6 yrs old depressed in kennels, VERY good other dogs.
- Kye Cross Breed - Shy male but loving, Vacinated, chipped and Castrated. Fine other dogs, ok older children signed over by owner.
- Male Lurcher ( Saluki Cross ) 2 yrs old, nice friendly boy fine with other dogs.
- Collie Cross male 4 yrs old - good other dogs.
- Black Whippet male, loves other dogs around 4 yrs old.
- Ellie EBT x female 1/2 yrs old, not dog tested
- Brookie - Male 8 yrs old :( Fine other dogs lovely older chap
- Male Lurcher 2 years old, fine other dogs.
- Whippet Cross ( Blue ) 1 yr old , terrified in kennels fine other dogs....
- Max male staffie, Chipped but owner dosent want back :( 1 year old lovely boy !
- Airedale cross Female 6 yrs old, Lovely girl, but can be dominant with other dogs.
Thursday, 25 March 2010
"Thank you for saving him and giving us two wonderful years with him he will be sadly missed but never forgotten."
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
" hi Steve, we have just got Lucas back from Moorview vets,and the brilliant news is his bladder is back to normal,there is a little bit water still in his stomach, but not enough to worry about, liver and kidneys are fine and his scan has showed no problems and today he had his castration, which in a strange way it is a mile stone as after all this handsome lad has been through he's passed fit enough to have it done.He weighed in at 38kilos, and as you know from the 19kilos he started 4 days before Christmas we are over the moon and so proud of him. We are keeping our fingers crossed that his medical problems are coming to a happy end. He still does not like being left for any length of time, although he sits out the back and watches the world go by on his own for a few minutes,(brave boy) and is comfortable with us moving from room to room without wanting to be with us now. His training is really doing well,sit, stay paw(each one) down, and flat (for the vet, to look at underneath without stress)he loves learning new things. I am doing all this now without him moving forward,so I but a tea-towel on the floor and try to keep him behind it. He's feeling sorry for himself at the moment, and the look in those eyes is going to make me feel guilty for a week or so, and being a German Shepard, we are going to have 'the drama queen act' to make me even more guilty. He goes back to Moorview next Tuesday so I'll keep you informed. Loved the video, everybody looks as there all co min on fine and enjoy life. keep up the good work, and remember when the days get Little tough, think of Lucas. Thanks again Steve, from Andy Gillie and Lucas."
There have been loads more fundraising events arranged over the last couple of days, so please keep an eye on the "events" page, it should be updated by tonight.
Monday, 22 March 2010
I managed to have a rare Sunday off yesterday (Thank You Gregg!) so was able to pop down to Seaton Sluice for an Amaretto Coffee. It was great to make some new friends, and to see some I hadn't seen for years...... since right at the start of the road for SHAK the rescue, we've come a long way since then. Derek and Sandra never fail to to surprise me, their dedication and excellent set up is something we are proud to be a part of. Yesterday though, they excelled even their own high standards and raised an incredible £230! Thank you to them both so much, and thank you to everyone who came down. The sunshine even got Tanja off the settee! ha ha.
Today saw another desperately lost soul arrive at SHAK. Roxy is about 16 months and showing clear signs of "fear aggression." When she arrived today she was physically shaking, a sight that for a German Shepherd cross Great Dane (allegedly) was horrific to see. As usual I will try and get some photo's and an update once she is settled. In the meantime, the picture above is the one I was shown when asked to take her. What a beautiful girl.
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Friday, 19 March 2010
On a brighter note, just a few Thank you's as normal. Thank you to some wonderful neighbours of mine, Joanne and Margaret for their wonderful food donation this week, Andrea and Karen for their help on the kennels, and Mike (aka Bob the Builder) for giving up a day to run some vital repairs on the kennels. Meg better watch out, as Mike was spotted several times paying lot of attention with Lola.
Another lucky girl who took yet another step towards moving into foster today was...... ha ha got you there, I will let you know once she goes home.
Here's some feedback from Diane the fantastic lady who brought Butch and Kane all the way up from Maidstone:
"That has cheered me up no end Stephen! I love that place of yours, it's like a holiday camp for dogs and they love it! I love the way Kane seems to be a bit more independent of Butch now. He was happily running up and down with the other dog in the next run while Butch was hunting out treasure!! Wonderful to see my road trip boys sooo happy. Thankyou for that Stephen, you truly are a star!!! xx"
Thursday, 18 March 2010
After bringing your attention to that horrendous video yesterday, I thought that it might be nice to show you a little bit of what goes on at The Rescue Place (Sorry I haven't had time to edit it properly and for the barking and Gregg's commentary!). In the video above you can see Scooby and Storm making friends. After a week or so of gentle introductions, this was the first time they had been off lead together, and given the history and issues of both dogs, you can see it was a wonderful sight. Storm is a very hyperactive and nervous dog, who is constantly aroused and stressed by day to day situations. Scooby on the other hand is a very good stooge dog (hard to believe after being so badly abused by people) and the plan is his calming body language will rub off on his new play mate.
Also in this clip is the two newbies Butch and Kane. Kane is making full use of one of the activity runs, and as you can see is having so much fun doing so.
Then finally there is Brodie doing what he does the best..... (With Duke running Shotgun ha ha)
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
PLEASE SHARE & CROSSPOST THIS SCREEN SHOT EVERYWHERE AS INFO IS REQUIRED AS TO THE IDENTITY OF THESE TWO VILE CREATURES.
THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF SLOWLY STAMPING A DOG TO DEATH WHILST IMPALING IT WITH THEIR HEELS (COMMONLY KNOWN AS A 'CRUSH' VIDEO). I HAVE SEEN THE VIDEO AND IT WILL HAUNT ME FOREVER AS IT IS TRULY TERRIBLE......HENCE THE SCREEN SHOT
This is the video but I really do advise that you don't watch it as it is one of the most horrible things I've ever seen.
Any info that would be of use, please post on Manfred Reicher's Facebook page. Thank you.
FOOTNOTE: It appears Facebook have removed the video.
Monday, 15 March 2010
THANK YOU to the staff at Howick Tea Rooms for donating their tips from the weekend to SHAK. We know how hard times are at the moment, so to donate part of your income is a really fantastic gesture. Also THANK YOU to John Headley for his kind donation of both funds and dry dog food, again another fantastic gesture.
THANK YOU to Linda at PARRT for the food I picked up on Friday night, and for your words of support.
THANK YOU to Derek and Sandra for another superb day of fundraising yesterday, and thank you to everyone who turned out for a cup of coffee despite it being Mother's Day and chucking it down!
And THANK YOU to everyone who has recently joined our "Adopt A kennel" Scheme. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
It has been a busy weekend for the dogs too. One lucky girl has started on the road to the new "Forever Foster" scheme. As normal I won't disclose her Identity until things are finalised, but signs are favourable so far.
On a more depressing note, I have been asked to help 7 dogs find new homes in the last 24 days. Despite not re homing anymore, I will always try to help, so if anyone is interested in any of the following, please email a contact name & number to email@example.com and I will pass it onto the people concerned:
2 Young Labs, a 4 year old Lab, a 14 month old Staffi, a 2 year old Wiemaraner, a 16 month old Great Dane/German Shepherd cross and a Lhasa Apso.
(Please note however, SHAK will not become involved in any re homing process)
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Feel free to drop it of at Derek's at Seaton Sluice tomorrow (and grab a cuppa too) at "Pebbles" on the sea front. Just look out for the big black flags.
Or feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive collection/drop off.
Thank you once again for your wonderful support.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
This morning after a thorough vet examination (carried out before I could collect the dog) it was decided to be kinder to the dog to put him to sleep. He only weighed 17kg (an average German Shepherd should be about 35kg) and his mouth was ulcerated and infected. Worst of all he had a tumour in his mouth because of the neglect to the original ulcers.
Human beings have cost this fine boy his life at the tender age of 4 1/2. He has died and suffered through sheer neglect. I am so ashamed to be human.
Run Free at Rainbow Bridge Big Fella
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Thanks to Joan too for doing all the hard work and getting the events booked, and also to Carol and the Fund Raising team for agreeing to do them.
Up at The Rescue Place things have also been busy. Kane and Butch have settled well, and are perhaps the most mischievous dogs in the world! You can't help but fall in love with them, despite chewing through at least 10 bungee cords in 8 days!
Bodie and Doyle are making late bids to join up with Fabio Capello's World Cup squad, but like true "flair" footballers, they have to have a ball all to themselves.
Laser and Murphy have blossomed into two really nice sociable boys. In fact Laser is like a big uncle to Butch and Kane. It is great to see 3 dogs, who all had reputations of being aggressive because of the way humans had treat them when they arrived with us, playing together and showing what they really are..... dogs.
Thanks to the efforts of Karen, Andrea, Vicki and Su, Gregg and I have had a little bit of time to try and put some things in motion. The activity runs are beginning to take shape, and it is interesting to see Benson, Tess and Harlie (all Rottweilers) enjoying the latest creation. Searching, digging and simply lazing on top of the tyres, have all been seen, along with 3 very happy and mentally worn out Rottweilers!
Next run planned..... think soft play for dogs.
Monday, 8 March 2010
For those that have followed us for a while, you will remember that the Border Terrier is the home of one of our dogs, Gypsy. We had a great Race Night there last March, and this one will offer the same kind of fun and games, including as well as the Races, a Cash Draw, Raffle and a wonderful buffet.
Mark it in your diary, be great to see you there.
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Friday, 5 March 2010
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Hope the people who did these gutless and cruel murders rot in hell.