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Post  Boxerly on Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:08 am

Ye probably all saw he post on PI about the lurcher living "wild" in terrible in conditions but cant be cought so is there anyone who would be willing or able to get together and try get him.Kids are on hols now so people would need to sort babysitters etc but maybe if we all got our thinking caps on and muddled in we could at least try get him,any ideas or thoughts???
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Post  Boxerly on Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:47 pm

what ever happened to this dog????
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Post  carebear on Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:28 pm

what county is the poor pet?

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Post  Boxerly on Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:38 pm

If my memory is right I think it was Dublin but that was back in June
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Post  Jane on Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:18 am

I wonder is this the dog I was trying to catch? Pretty sure it is. I first posted about this dog on pi back in summer of 2007 and reposted about him again in June 2008 because I was due to move house and away from the area so wanted one last push. The second thread got deleted because the DSPCA posted on it and I refuted their version of events and they don't seem to like any criticism of the DSPCA over on pi nono I'm afraid to say I had no luck catching this dog. He appeared on the green in front of my house the morning I was moving as if to say please catch me Sad I have friends in the area still and he was last spotted a few months ago with an injured leg which he wasn't putting any weight on and since then I've heard nothing and I myself am never up there. As far as I know this dog has been living rough since AT LEAST June 2007 when I spotted him and if he is still out there this will be his second winter Sad He is about 5 minutes by car from the DSPCA shelter and the dog warden knows about him but I was advised that neither of them can help unless I/someone catches him. I reckon if the dog warden did ever catch him they'd probably put him down for being too 'feral' anyway. So thats that really. I did my best. I spent so many nights sitting out with a trap and left food down, ran around the area with my boyfriend trying to catch him, and cried and put a strain on my relationship and had friends and work colleagues thinking I was mad but I tried my hardest and let him down. I know it sounds corny but I still think of him every night before I go to bed, especially as the weather is so cold. Unfortunately I am not in a position to physically help catch this dog anymore as I don't live there now, don't drive and am 7 months pregnant, plus I haven't had any reported sightings of him in months. I just hope he is ok wherever he is.

On the plus side, myself and the boy managed to rescue two dogs, a greyhound who had a badly injured leg, a bad cut to her stomach and a puncture in her eye and a lurcher who was very skinny and had had pups, who most likely strayed from their 'owners' who live nearby in a halting site so at least that's something! yahoo

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Post  Boxerly on Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:30 am

Ye Jane its the same dog,I felt so sorry for him and also yourself as you were deeply affected by him.But without man/woman power it would be a very difficult task.Its not corney that ye think about him as I do to especially with the cold now and was only talking about him the other night and I have never seen him.You did your best but you cannot go chasing him at 7 months pregnant,congrats by the way xxxx hope you are doing well xxxx.Its so so sad that some dogs are just forgotten about,he must be so cold and hungry Sad wish the was something that could be done xI posted looking for help but alot of the girls like myself have young kids and kids in school so time aint on our side and then people who are working aswell cant get time.Has anyone tried dog traps??? with some lovely food inside it???would be one way but someone would need to check them frequently
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Post  Jane on Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:20 pm

Hi Elaine smile

I borrowed a trap from Aoife on pi and sat out with it for hours on end (I roped some friends into doing shifts with me!). Because of where this dog is bedding down a lot (an inaccessible field) the trap was put in a housing estate across the road and had to be stayed with at all times in case it was taken. We were sitting in cars in winter on a quiet road that is often used for joyriding so it really wasn't ideal. We were proper freaking ourselves out at times! One night at about 2am myself and my friend were convinced we had him in the trap. We heard barking, looked over at the trap and the dog was standing right by it. The he disppeared and I was sure he was in it. We snuck over, lifted the blanket and there was a bloody cat sitting in it which was obviously what the dog has been barking at affraid Laughing I could only laugh.

If I was still living there I know I would be keeping an eye out and trying to help him but I'm not and he hasn't been spotted for quite a while so it wouldn't be fair to get people out to help without definite information. This dog is absolutely terrified of people so there is no way someone would be able to lure him to them. One morning myself and the boyfriend followed him on our bikes and he lay down to rest in a building site. Dan snuck up to him with a slip lead and got so so close but the bugger woke and ran off. Fun times!

Thanks for remembering him and who knows maybe one day he'll be caught. For anyone near the Firhouse area, specifically Hunterswood/Dalriada, he is a large, light brindle greyhound/lurcher who quite possibly has an injured leg. Sad

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Post  Lilliput on Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:31 pm

I agree with Jane, before we start planning anything we need to be sure that the dog is still around. It looks like a lot has already been done to try and catch this poor dog so I am not sure what else we can do but knowing that he's still alive could be s start.
Let us know if you hear anything and if the dog is spotted again.

And well done for rescuing two other dogs in need thumbsup

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Post  Boxerly on Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:32 pm

fair play to ye smile you tried very hard its just a pity the spaca wouldnt or couldnt help Sad even if he was darted with a light sedative?? I just hope he is warm safe and not hungry Sad
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