Rescued Indi making encouraging progress

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

Friday, 18th May 2018, 1:00 pm

A stricken dog rescued by SHAK has already started showing signs of improvement – less than a week after arriving at the sanctuary.

Last Thursday, we reported on Indi, who was saved from the depths of despair after enduring a torrid life at a Russian kill shelter.

This petrified pooch, who was thin, weak and shut down from human interaction, was described by SHAK founder Stephen Wylie as a special case.

And while Indi took a little bit of time to settle at SHAK – biting and thrashing on the lead and staring straight at a corner in her kennel – the adorable dog is beginning to show encouraging signs, thanks to the love and patience of the SHAK team.

Just six days after arriving at SHAK, Stephen says that Indi had her ‘most amazing walk yet’.

He said: “There was not much thrashing around or biting the lead – she was amazing.

“Once we got back, she was exhausted and fell asleep in front of my eyes. She let me put on her new collar, and perhaps more importantly, she didn’t scrunch her head into a corner. For the first time, she just stretched out and then went to sleep in front of me. It was emotional.”