Rehabilitated Harley has a new lease of life

Harley was in a poor condition when he arrived at SHAK.
Harley was in a poor condition when he arrived at SHAK.

The next instalment of our weekly series dedicated to Alnwick-based dog sanctuary, SHAK.

If ever there was an example of the vital work that SHAK does, then rescued Harley is it.

Now, Harley is a picture of health.

Now, Harley is a picture of health.

When the neglected dog arrived at the charity in the spring, he was underweight, tripping over his overgrown nails and in a horrific mental state.

But fast forward a few months and Harley is a totally changed and rehabilitated character.

So much so, that he has now been re-homed and is absolutely loving life.

Writing on the SHAK website on Monday, sanctuary founder Stephen Wylie said: ‘Posting about dogs once they have left us isn’t something I normally do, but I really do think I can make exception with these photographs of Harley (see above).

‘You will all remember how frightened he was when we saved him from being destroyed – so scared that even someone entering his kennel was enough to make him mess himself.

‘We did a lot of hard work and used up a lot of patience and finally made him ready for the next move – our good friends at a partnered rescue offered him a chance to look for a new home and they really did come up trumps.

‘I cannot put into words how proud I am of the work we did, but more importantly I am so proud of Harley, who is now known as Angus.

‘I’d like to thank everyone who was involved in getting him to this point and also his brilliant new family that love him so much.’