Henry’s horror hardship

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Meet Henry, perhaps the most shut-down dog this year’s Jam Jar Army beneficiary SHAK has ever had.

Stephen Wylie, who runs the charity, said: “We believe that he has been living rough in woods, and certainly that would account for his horrendous condition on arrival.

“However, seeing a dog like him trying to scale the walls of his kennel, because I tried to enter with a small shovel to clean up the day after he arrived, indicates there’s a bigger story there.

“Henry sat for a whole week too scared to get out of his bed.

“However, yesterday morning Melissa made some good progress and managed to get a lead on him and took him on a walk around the indoor run.

“Later in the day I repeated the ‘treat through the lead’ trick and we went outside.

“What a difference a week and a bit of kindness makes...”

To support this work that SHAK does to help dogs in north Northumberland, we need individuals, families and businesses to all collect money in jam jars.

It doesn’t have to be much, just the spare change that clutters pockets, bags and the backs of sofas, but if all our readers have a collection jar, then we will raise a lot of money.

And more than £5,000 has already been raised – a great amount since the start of the 2013 campaign earlier this year.

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