Rescue dogs to be stars of 2018 charity calendar

30 Nov 2017



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

The calendar features twelve 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.

The printing of the calendar has been funded by the fines collected for dog fouling offences in Northumberland. All the proceeds will go to four local animal charities: S.H.A.K, Alexa’s Animals, B.A.R.K and The Dog’s Trust.

One of the rescued  dogs is Poppy who was found straying by a council Animal Welfare Officer. She was in a terrible condition; covered in fleas, very underweight and nearly blind. Since then she has received loving care and been found a new home where she now lives a full & healthy life. Northumberland County Council successfully prosecuted her owner for neglect.

Another chosen dog Luna the lurcher was also found straying by a council Animal Welfare Officer. She was placed with the Charity S.H.A.K for much needed care and attention.  

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 we work closely with 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. The team has gone above and beyond on many occasions to help us with our work, and ultimately give the dogs the best future possible. "

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.