Stray dog caught by rescuers in Leverington using large trap and taken to vet for 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 stray dog that evaded capture for several days was caught overnight using the large trap collected earlier this week from a charity in Warwickshire.

Villagers in Leverington had been leaving food in a bid to catch the saluki, but every time it saw people or sudden movement it ran off.

Volunteers of two rescue charities also delivered posters around the village and pleaded with people not to leave food out, in a bid to catch the dog at the weekend.

However, the dog was caught overnight using a large trap which had been borrowed from a wolf dog rescue charity. The dog would not enter a smaller trap.

Ian Marshall, of Manea, offered to drive to Rugby, in Warwickshire, to collect the trap within hours of an appeal being posted on our website.

Mr Marshall, on a week’s break from work, hired a van to make the 80-mile journey to collect the cage.

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

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Ravenswood joined forces with Shaman’s Legacy rescue to help the stray saluki.

The dog has been taken to a vet for treatment.