Dog rescuers trying to catch a lame dog in Leverington need somebody to drive to Rugby to collect an animal trap. Can you help?

The saluki that has been seen romaing around Leverington and Wisbech

The saluki that has been seen romaing around Leverington and Wisbech - Credit: Archant

An appeal has gone out for somebody to drive to Rugby in Warwickshire to collect a trap large enough to help rescuers catch a stray dog that is sick.

The saluki that has been seen romaing around Leverington and Wisbech

The saluki that has been seen romaing around Leverington and Wisbech - Credit: Archant

The saluki looks lame, is underweight and has mange but is so timid that if anybody gets close it runs off.

Two dog rescue groups have joined forces in a bid to help catch the dog and nurse it back to full health and find it a forever home.

Volunteers from Shaman’s Legacy of King’s Lynn and Fen-based Ravenswood Pet Rescue have been out to try to catch the dog which has been seen wandering in the Wisbech and Leverington area for around four weeks.

Lindsey Forrest of Shamen’s Legacy said: “I have a friend who runs a wolf dog rescue in Rugby who has a trap that is large enough to catch this dog. Rugby is not so far away but we all work and have busy lives and wondered if anybody local might be able to help us.

Lindsay Forrest from Shaman's Legacy rescue

Lindsay Forrest from Shaman's Legacy rescue - Credit: Archant


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“If anybody is working in that area or is passing and could collect it for us so we can help this dog we would be massively grateful.”

Local people have been trying for around a month to catch the dog and villagers in Leverington have been leaving out food, but the minute somebody comes close it runs off.

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Lindsey said: “Last night I managed to get him close enough so that I could throw treats. The dog was eating them for about 20 minutes but I was uncomfy so changed my sitting position. Just that slight movement terrified him and he ran off, I was gutted. I was so close.”

The dog has a pattern of movement which looks like it is sleeping in Leverington but then walks up to the area around Wisbech Grammar School and Asda then back again.

Caroline Trigg with Shelley Ridgeon

Caroline Trigg with Shelley Ridgeon - Credit: Archant

Shelley Ridgeon of Ravenswood said: “So many people have seen it and tried to get it. It doesnn’t look in good condition and needs to see a vet as soon as possible.”

If anybody can help collect the trap from Rugby (near Coventry) then please contact Lyndsey on 07943-812827.

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