Jak's Legacy Continues
Jak's Legacy, based in Pickering has now become a fund raising charity and helps raise funds for small animal shelters all over the world.
Last year the charity was involved in building a shelter in Bosnia. A friend of the charity bought the land and funds were raised to start building it Two friends went over to help and were out feeding the street dogs every day. They found a young puppy who was deformed and not able to walk far, she would never have survived on the streets. The charity got her to safety, raised funds to get her to the UK, found her a loving home in Yorkshire and also raised money for an amputation.
Last week, the newly named Dotty had her operation in Northallerton and is now recovering well.
At the moment the charity is involved in fund raising on line as most of Jak's supporters are on there. Last year around £12,000 was raised to help small animal charities both in the UK and abroad. This year up to date over £4,000 has been donated, all from a little lap top!!
There are also some knitting groups all over the country busy making coats and blankets to send to the shelters.
Kate Collier says:
"People do ask why I support charities overseas - the reason is dogs are treated so badly and the small groups of people who help do amazing work to try and save some of them. They badly need help and every £25 we send them does so much good.
"This week I heard of a young dog in Serbia who had been hit by a car and also had a leg amputated, so I am busy raising funds to bring him across to the UK and find him a loving home . I have been offered foster care over here till I get him one but within a few hours I had the money for his transport.
Preparation is underway for the Annual local Auction which this year is being held at Spencer's Bar & Grill Pickering on 5th May.
Items to auction, raffle and tombola prizes would be very welcome. It is going to be very special this year as Tripaw Dotty will open it along with Jen & Bob, the couple from Wales who found her.
Jen and Bob came over a few weeks ago and went to the Dales to be reunited with Dotty, a lovely moment. Her parents were walking the 3 Peaks to help raise funds for Dotty's operation. Friends are also coming from Nottingham and Darlington.
To find out more about the charity Jak's Legacy go to the website:
Jak's Legacy Continues, 14th April 2018, 12:01 PM