Pickering-based animal group Jak’s Legacy hoping to raise funds to buy shelter for dogs and cats

A Pickering-based animal group is hoping to raise money to help dogs in need in Serbia, Bosnia and Romania.

The charity is named after Kate Collier’s rescue dog Jak – a sixteen-year-old, part blind, part deaf terrier-cross who was thrown out by his previous owners.
The charity is named after Kate Collier’s rescue dog Jak – a sixteen-year-old, part blind, part deaf terrier-cross who was thrown out by his previous owners.

Jak’s Legacy, which was set up by Kate Collier, is paying for eight dogs in pensions which now costs around £700 a month.

The group is now expanding and is trying to raise £20,000 within a few weeks to help buy a property to convert into an animal shelter for dogs and cats.

The charity is named after Kate’s rescue dog Jak – a sixteen-year-old, part blind, part deaf terrier-cross who was thrown out by his previous owners.

Kate said: “We do not want to ask people to donate huge amounts so we came up with the idea of asking for just £1.

“At the moment this small group has to raise funds to pay for the animals to be kept in pensions in Bosnia.

“Recently we managed to raise enough to get a tiny puppy off the street by a railway station. He is now safe.

“We have raised funds to get over 20 dogs and cats to the UK to happy homes in the last couple of years.

“I’m so proud of the Legacy left by this little elderly rescue dog from Yorkshire.”

For more information about Jak’s Legacy go to the Facebook page or email [email protected] to find out how to donate funds.