BARK to benefit from sales of dog rescue calendar

A charity calendar, featuring dogs rescued in Northumberland, is now for sale with all the proceeds going directly to four local animal charities.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 06 December, 2018, 15:20
A charity calendar, featuring dogs rescued in Northumberland, is now for sale.

The calendar features 12 dogs that have been rescued by Northumberland County Council’s animal welfare team and partner charities. Each dog has their back story printed alongside their photograph.

Printing of the calendar was funded by the fines collected for dog fouling offences. All the proceeds will go to: SHAK, Alexa’s Animals, BARK and The Dog’s Trust.

The calendars are available for a minimum donation of £3.99 from council information centres, through the council website or by contacting the animal welfare team on 0345 600 6400.

One of the rescued dogs is Jess who was reported living on the railway tracks during the winter months only coming out at night when quiet to forage for food. An Animal welfare Officer and a team of volunteers having managed to trap her, found her in a terrible condition and very underweight. Since then she has received loving care and has been found a new home where she now lives a full and healthy life.

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Another chosen dog was Kas who was left living on the streets whilst her owners were on holiday. She was picked up by a council Animal Welfare Officer and re-homed with a loving owner.

Ollie the lurcher was four months old when he was found straying and placed in kennels. He has found his forever home and is absolutely adored by his new owners in his new loving home.

Northumberland County Councillor Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services said: “ The council produces this calendar each year and it’s a great way for us and members of the public to support the local animal charities with which we work closely and help them fund their fantastic work.”

Stephen Wylie of the dog rescue charity S.H.A.K said: “We’ve had another successful year working alongside the council’s animal welfare team. Together we have helped dogs to be reunited with their owners, receive medical attention when needed and if necessary find new homes. We rescue large breeds of dogs that are either mistreated, neglected or unwanted in our community, and for many we are their last chance. We desperately need funds to keep our animals in homes until we find the right person to give them the second chance they deserve and the proceeds we will receive from the sale of this calendar are greatly appreciated.”