Oscar needs special care


This week’s dog of the week is Oscar, a very intelligent six-year-old who needs a very specialised home.

Nothing pleases him more than a play session with a ball or two, or even three but other dogs, cats and children just cause him too much stress.

Stephen Wylie, from SHAK, this year’s Jam Jar Army beneficiary, said: “Because we know quite a lot about his past, we are looking for a very understanding and German Shepherd-experienced person to give him a Forever Foster home.”

Anyone interested in giving Oscar a home, can get in touch via email foreverfoster@shak.org.uk

There’s some good news about Boe, another SHAK resident, who has found a new home.

Stephen said: “I’m delighted to say that little Boe has found a new home, and after going to see him with his new family last week they all look happy.

“Boe, a Labrador cross, was only with us for a short time but at only about six months old, it’s sad to think that he needed us so early in his life, but it just shows how desperate things are right now.

“It’s great to see him just being a puppy at last.”

The Jam Jar Army campaign is now in its third year, having raised more than £25,000 in its first two years for HospiceCare North Northumberland and the Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre.

If you have a fund-raising idea for Jam Jar Army, contact Ben O’Connell at the Gazette on 01665 602234 or ben.oconnell@jpress.co.uk

For more information, visit www.jamjararmy.co.uk or follow @jamjararmy on Twitter.

SHAK is fund-raising in Alnwick Market Place on the last Saturday of every month.