Be Santa's helper and support dog charity

An animal-rescue charity is holding a Santa's Helpers Day for people to drop off valuable donations.

Sunday, 4th December 2016, 2:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 11:51 am
Stephen Wylie of SHAK with Gemma and Star in the premises in Greenwell Lane. Picture by Jane Coltman

SHAK provides a sanctuary for abused, mistreated or neglected dogs.

The Santa session will take place at its headquarters on Greenwell Road, in Alnwick, on Saturday, December 17, between 10am and 4pm. People can drop off items such as treats, toys, food and bedding.

Before that, Sharon Wright, from Moorview Vets, will give a presentation on skin parasites and allergies.

The talk takes place at SHAK HQ on Tuesday, December 13. Doors open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Entry is a minimum £3 donation on the door.

The charity, which also has a rural base at a location just outside Alnwick, was founded by Steven Wylie a decade ago.

In that time, it has saved and rehabilitated hundreds of large-breed dogs. Visit