Manea man drives 80 miles to help a stray dog that rescuers fear has been hit by a car and needs urgent vet treatment

The saluki that has been seen romaing around Leverington and Wisbech

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

A Manea man has stepped in to drive to Warwickshire to pick up a large trap to catch a timid stray dog that has been hit by a car and desperately needs vet care.

The saluki that has been seen romaing around Leverington and Wisbech

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

Within hours of our newspaper posting an appeal for somebody to drive to Rugby in Warwickshire to collect the trap Ian Marshall stepped forward to offer his help.

Mr Marshall is on a week’s break from work and under his own expense has hired a van and is making the 80-mile journey to collect the cage from a Wolf dog rescue charity.

Shelley Ridgeon of Ravenswood Pet Rescue, one of two volunteer groups trying to catch the wounded animal, said: “Ian wanted do something worthwhile to help and he didn’t realise his small donation would help so much. What an amazing gentleman.

“We’re worried the dog has been hit by a car. It needs to see a vet as soon as possible.”


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Ravenswood has joined forces with Shaman’s Legacy rescue to help a stray saluki, a large dog which looks like a cross between a greyhound and a lurcher.

The dog is terrified of humans and would not willingly enter a small to medium trap which is why an extra large one is required,

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Villagers in Leverington have been leaving food out in a bid to catch the animal but the minute it sees people or sudden movement it darts off.

The dog appears to have a pattern of sleeping somewhere in Leverington and then walking to the area around Wisbech Grammar School and Asda then back again.

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