Thursday, 30 June 2011
Sunday, 26 June 2011
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
"Dear FB Chum's can you help, whilst Mr Goldie and I where away on Ride Across Britain my beautiful and very kind God Daughter Gracie has put together a master plan to help to continue the gre...at work done by all SHAK (SAFE HOMES AND KINDNESS) large breed dog rescue so the wee lass has asked me to do a silent Auction for her Bones!!!! (for beds) If you would like a bone please PRIVATE MESSAGE ME with your offer and the highest 3 will get 1 bone sent direct to them in a beautiful heart shape box and pouch. Gracie has named the bones:
Bone 1 for Wee Harry
Bone 2 for SHAK
Bone 3 for Scooby
All postage cost's will be met by Mr Goldie and I with all proceeds at Gracie's command going to SHAK."
Any silent bids please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward them to Sandra. Thanks for Your Support.
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Friday, 17 June 2011
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Tonight the old guy is very groggy still, but has managed to eat a light meal. I'm proud of him, I never thought we'd get him well enough to get this operation, he's a brave boy.
George was very well behaved, and has a perfect place to start a new life. It has been a real roller coaster 8 days for George, and everyone who knows him. Ameri has once again came to our aid, and done a brilliant job looking after him when he needed it the most, thank you, there was almost tears on both sides when I collected him.
Once again a dog has benefited from a wonderful bunch of people. So often I'm on here telling horrible stories about the evil humans do. Tonight I'd like to thank everyone who has contributed to save George's life.
As the entrance door was still spinning, the exit door also opened. Flynn was another stray I picked up that was terrified of his own shadow. He was cowering in bushes in a garden when I picked him up, and clearly was stressed and frightened.
During the week, his hard work and progress was rewarded, as we moved him to another rescue that are more likely to rehome him quickly. Good luck Flynn, though I'm sure you'll have people falling in love with you from the start.
Speaking of which, thanks to the Joan, Sheila, Angie, Sonia, Elaine and Neve for their wonderful efforts at Morpeth Fair last Sunday. A fantastic £210 was made from their hard work, so on behalf of myself, Gregg, the kennel team and the dogs, THANK YOU.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Saturday, 11 June 2011
Friday, 10 June 2011
We're not sure what caused the torsion with George, as he hadn't been exercised after feeding, in fact he was about to be fed, but I am just so pleased I noticed it and rushed him straight to the vets, otherwise he would of certainly died. Thanks to Lucy and Adam and the team at Alnorthumbria Vets in Alnwick for acting so quickly and effectively to save George's life.
The operation appears successful, though George will have to have smaller more often feeds and be monitored for the rest of his life, and for his own welfare we have taken the decision not to take him back into kennels. Thanks to Ameri for offering a short term foster place to recuperate in the comfort of her home. This means however we are now DESPERATE to secure a permanent "Forever Foster" home for him, with people that understand how delicate this handsome boy is. If you are interested in giving George a peaceful place to go please get in touch via email@example.com or 07931 702345 (please leave a message stating that you are interested in helping George.) Due to the nature of his condition and a potential need for vet check ups, Forever Fosterers in the North East only please.
George has given everyone a fright, including himself, and I honestly thought we were going to lose him as he lay gasping for air in the back of my Landrover as I broke the british land speed record to get him to the vets. He was crying with pain everytime he tried to be sick, and I could physically see the life draining out of him. The fact he is still with us is truly a miracle.
Such unexpected events comes with the job, and I guess we all learn from these kind of experiences. They also come with a financial cost that isn't expected, and we really would appreciate any help that is offered with the vets bill that will follow. I believe it will total around £1,000 and we simply don't have that kind of money lying around spare. If anyone has any idea's on a quick fundraising idea to help please get in touch, or if you would like to donate some towards the bill you can do via the following methods:
Or via cheque made payable to SHAK:
3a Stead Lane,
Or you can pay direct to the vets:
Belvedere Terrace, Alnwick,
Northumberland, NE66 2NX
Tel: 01665 602516 Fax: 01665 605550
Thank you in advance for your support. Saving George's life was worth every penny.
Sunday, 5 June 2011
Firstly, Joan, Angie, Sonia, Elaine and Little Neve for braving the conditions at Cramlington Fair on Saturday where it really was a cold and blustery day. Secondly thanks to Derek for braving the rain to sell his delicious coffees and scones (thanks Sandra for the scones.) And last but by no means least, thank you to everyone who donated and supported both events.
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Tomorrow is the first Sunday of the month of June, so Derek will be open from 9 - 5 and raring to see you. For anyone who hasn't been before, Derek provides superb quality hit drinks and scones at 6 Marine View, Seaton Sluice (just off the beach.) Every penny he raises he donates to SHAK to help the dogs. Well worth a visit.
"It is amazing to see how Harry has come on in the space of a week - he has captured everyones heart and the neighbours too - he can wag his tail now without loosing his balance and even broke into a trot this morning on his walk to the garden. He is coming on leaps and bounds ( literally !!) will have to get the camera out to show the difference in a week ..... but hes like me doesnt like the camera and barks at you when he sees it - hes such a funny little chap !!!"