Dog sanctuary wants to recruit volunteers

Stephen Wylie, of SHAK, with Gemma and Star. 'Picture by Jane Coltman
Stephen Wylie, of SHAK, with Gemma and Star. 'Picture by Jane Coltman

An animal rescue charity is looking for more volunteers, due to the number of dogs needing specialist help.

SHAK, which has its headquarters in Greenwell Road, Alnwick, is a sanctuary for abused, mistreated and neglected dogs.

The charity is seeking recruits to help in a number of ways, such as fund-raising, housekeeping and offering canine welfare.

SHAK is holding an open day at its headquarters on Saturday, May 6, from 10am, and is calling on any interested people to come along.

Stephen Wylie, the charity’s founder, said: “Such is the demand on us at the moment, with so many dogs looking for specialist rescue, it’s time for us to launch a new recruitment drive covering all aspects of our work.

“So whether it is your dream to help dogs with issues and horrific pasts, or that you simply want to help keep their home the way it should be, or if your talent is in the fund-raising sector to make this whole thing possible, then we’d love to meet you.

“We are looking for committed and dedicated people to join our team of canine welfare assistants, the housekeeping team, the foster team and the fund-raising team.

“The open day in May will give people the opportunity to find out exactly the kind of work SHAK does, meet some of the team and see exactly what it’s all about.

“For this charity to continue to grow and help dogs who really do need it then we need help.”

SHAK, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, was the beneficiary of the Gazette’s Jam Jar Army campaign in 2013.