In very safe hands now

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Dogs are constantly coming into SHAK, this year’s Jam Jar Army beneficiary, and these two are the latest to arrive in a very sorry state.

Stephen Wylie, from the charity, said: “Having served their seven days as strays, I can now show you pictures of two of the latest sorry boys to land at our doors, Moss and Koby.

“These dogs were in this state when picked up right on our doorstep.

“It is reported that a car was chasing Koby trying deliberately to knock him over.

“You can rest assured we are working on their health and they have received various treatments.

“And don’t forget we are still looking for foster homes for a number of our dogs, so please log on to and see if you are able to care, with our support, for any of these lovely animals.”

Fund-raising efforts to support the work that SHAK does from its north Northumberland farmhouse are continuing, with jam jars still being filled and handed in.

This year’s campaign recently passed the quarter mark as we aim to match the more than £10,000 raised last year and in 2011.

And to help boost the coffers, Alnwick Town Football Club is hosting a special event next month, with all proceeds going to SHAK.

On Saturday, September 28, the club is hosting an evening with Gateshead-born Hartlepool United legend Joe Allon. Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start and the night features a raffle and a pie and peas supper.

Tickets, costing £15, are strictly limited to 60 and can be obtained by contacting Paul at Alnwick Town FC on 07974 755841, Stephen at SHAK on 07703 330662 or by emailing