Jak's Legacy is now committed to help the elderly and special needs dogs at SYD (Saving Yorkshire Dogs). At the moment we are providing medication for Honey who has a serious heart complaint and needs regular strong pain killers, Bobby our little boy who lost an eye and 2 new dogs – Minnie who at 14 was found roaming the streets (at the moment she is OK, but as with any elderly dog she could need medication at any time) and Holly who arrived at the weekend, Holly is a 4 year old St Bernard with epilepsy – when she is fostered or adopted we will take care of her medication. Unfortunately we lost Bella a few months ago, but thanks to the care she received from her mum and our help she had a good year which she would not have had if we hadn't taken her into our care.
Not only do we have the walk but have other events throughout the year – we have regular tombolas, raffles and events in Pickering to keep the fund topped up as we never know when one of the dogs will need more help or when another will come along. We are happy to receive prizes etc. any time as we can always use them.
Jak's Annual Auction will take place at Pickering Memorial Hall on 30th April 2016. This year, as well as helping SYD we are also sharing with Maxi's Mates (Waterfall Kennels). The pound at Guisborough is closing and they are converting buildings into kennels to house the stray and unwanted dogs. We like to share our Auction with a charity and feel this group could use some help. They took a very active part in our animal walk this year and raised much needed funds.
Hopefully we will soon have time to put more items in the On Line Shop, we do have a selection of hats and scarves on at the moment, but there will be more to come.
Jak's Legacy is also collecting loose change to help provide food for Cyprus dogs – we heard about them when we were contacting groups about the walk. They do need help with the food so thought this would be something we could do to help them.
The other thing we do for SYD is collect items for recycling – at the moment we are collecting used stamps (with a border round), wine corks and Tassimo pods.
A big thank you to Hilary who runs this web site so efficiently and to everyone who has helped in any way to make Jak's Legacy bigger and stronger than ever. It is nearly 3 years since I first met him and little did I know what an impression he would make on so many people's lives