Rainbow Bridge: Tan Rhodesian Ridgeback Female

  • Dog ID 17784
  • Status Rainbow Bridge
  • Registered 16 Sep 2009
  • Name CARA - SIGHTED
  • Gender & Breed Female Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Age Adult
  • Colour tan
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Yes
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 03 Apr 2009
  • Where Lost Whisby nature reserve, Lincoln
  • Lost In Region Rainbow Bridge
  • Lost In Post Area LN6
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Phone 1 brummieshell@aol.com
  • Phone 2 01522 869267 or 07796 567304
  • Listed By Jayne - Administrator, Head Office
  • Views 2172
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DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Last time I spoke to Michelle she told me about the train driver that reported hitting what he thought was Cara but a body was never recovered. Michelle told me she has accepted that this must have been Cara so I am now turning her to blue.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
digbysmum
Just seen on another site that Cara's owner was informed by Network Rail that a train driver had hit a dog which was most probably Cara, a few days after she went missing. They are, therefore, sadly assuming that Cara is now at Rainbow Bridge. RIP dear Cara xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
alexia
I have read all the messages on here in relation to beautiful Cara and my heart goes out to her and her owner Shelly. As a christian and a love of Rhodesein Ridgebacks, i have prayed for her, and prayed she is at no harm and will be returned to you in time. I cryed because she looked so much like the love of my life - Nala, who passed away in April of this year aged 3.5 due to an agressive form of cancer.  But the not knowing, and wondering if you ever will know what has happened to her is the tormenting pain...... Has contact been made with the RRWT? They could also put info on their site. I pray and wish for her safe return. Bless her. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMeeka
Hey Shelley - please don't give up on your lovely girl - she's out there somewhere and her chip could bring her home to you at any time.  I know it is so hard, the not knowing and constant wondering what has happened to her, there's no closure and no end in sight.  I'm sure you have done everything in your power to find her but PLEASE don't give up hope, there are lots of us in the same situation as you and we can all support and help each other where we can.  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Lily-P
Please dont give up on this beautiful girl.  Someone knows something somewhere and one day you will hear something.  My heart goes out to you. xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
Cara is in The Countryman?s Weekly magazine today. Good LuckLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Thanks for your thoughts Sue I really appreciate it and I think now there is nothing more to be done.  Thanks again. Shelly XLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Bess 'n' Barney's Mum
Shelly, such a difficult call to make and I for one can totally understand your decision.   I've never had a dog go missing for anything more than a few hours and it's impossible to imagine how it must feel when there's a chance your dog is out there still.   However after all this time with no real news it does seem more than a possibility that something like that has happened to her.   It seems people go one of two ways after this length of time, either continuing to pull out all the stops in the hope that someone/something will lead to that magical moment, or with a heavy heart deciding to move their lives on.   It has to be an individual decision and you know it's the right one for you.   With very best wishes.   Sue xx    Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi I went down to have a look at this ridgeback this morning and it wasn't Cara, this dog was a lot darker colour.  We also had a call about a dog being hit on the track around the same time she went missing they e-mailed Animal Search and it seemed like a genuine e-mail. I was walking by the railway line when she saw the deer, so who knows I want to draw a line under it now and get on with my life. Thanks for all of the support. ShellyLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Lankeela
Lets hope this is a genuine call.  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
mumof4
Fingers crossed also!
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Bess 'n' Barney's Mum
All fingers and paws crossed here for lovely Cara.   Good luck xxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Shelly has had a phone call from a gentleman who has given her some information that she is following up. Fingers crossed that it brings Cara home.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Cara is in the Lincolnshire Echo this week.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi I have put another lost advert in Lincolnshire Echo and Target starting from Wednesday 12/08/09 for 4 days. Hope this brings some calls. Thanks ShellyLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Cara is featuring in the Lincolnshire Echo today.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Cara will be in Lincolnshire Echo and Gainsborough Target again on Wednesday 8th July to keep her profile up. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi mumof4 no more sightings of Cara the last was on Washingborough Road but it wasn't her the lady said it looked like a ridgeback.  We picked up another ridgeback today he needed rehoming and the lady didn't want any money for him he's great 9 years old.  He gets on with the kids and our other dog I know Cara could turn up one day but we will cross that bridge when we come to it I miss her so much.  I will be putting another ad in the Lincolnshire Echo next month to keep her profile up.  Thanks for asking about her and I will keep you informed. Thanks Shelly. XLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
mumof4
Hi any more news/sightings on Cara? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Shelly is following up a possible sighting.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Cara will be in the Lincolnshire Echo and the Gainsborough Target today.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Good work Shelly keep her profile high and it just might bring her home.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi   Cara will be going in the lost and found of the Lincolnshire Echo again on Friday and Gainsborough Target. Also on their web site for 7 days.  Hope this brings good news. Thanks. Shelly.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
I have just been on the phone to Lincolnshire Echo and I couldn't see anything in todays paper, but apparently it was in yesterdays Echo on page 15.  I was looking for a photograph of her but it was a headline "Reward for lost Dog". No joy as yet but hope to hear soon.  Thanks. Shelly. XLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Cara's story is in the Lincolnshire Echo today.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi I received an e-mail today from the PCSO he said he has e-mailed Cara's poster to all the police stations all over the area. Also his colleague for the Whisby area went down there today to refresh them with details and the cctv only covers inside the building.  Cara's story will be in the Lincolnshre Echo tomorrow, so will keep you informed. Thanks. Shelly xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Shelly has just called to say the police have been round to see her today. They will not give her a crime number as she didn't see Cara being bundled into the car but they are going round to question the people at Witham Park and they are going to distribute Caras poster around all Lincolnshire police stations. Cara's story will be in the Lincolnshire Echo either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi all I have received a copy of the Witham Herald today and there is quite a big advert of Cara in there.  Thanks for your help. Cheers. Shell xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Hi Shell. Now that this new information has been disclosed it might be worth contacting Look North on 0113 244 1188. as  2 years ago they ran a story for us when a French Bulldog called Yogi, belonging to a little autistic boy went missing. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Millys Mum
Shelly, first of all you're not allowed to give up on your beautiful Cara. It's much too early for that type of talk and what would Cara think! But apart from that, it's great to hear that people are reading Cara's story. The man with the blue Vetra and similar sounding dog is interesting. Did the couple also get the registration number? Of course, it all might be completely innocent but it would be good to ask all local visitors and dog walkers if the man, vehicle and dog are known to the regular walkers. Hopefully, if someone has taken a shine to Cara, this latest publicity will make her too hot to handle. Good Luck!!!
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Shelly
Hi Just to let everyone know that I had a call today from the ad in paper today.  A man and his wife were walking their dog in Whisby on 3rd April 09 and in the car park at about 4pm they saw a man trying to force a dog looking like Cara into a blue Vauxhall Vectra he was in his 30's wearing jeans a bomber jacket and white trainers. My husband is down at the police station now to see where we go from here. I hope we get her back soon I was about giving up again.  Thanks. Shelly. XLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Millys Mum
Shelly, that's brilliant news - well done for keeping Cara's missing status high profile. Keep it up, you're doing a great job. Fingers crossed 'this end' that you will soon get that call you've been waiting for. And, as for Cara... show your beautiful face - PRONTO!!!
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Shelly
Hi all just to let you know that Cara is in the Lincolnshire Echo today and on their  web site for 7 days. It also goes in the Target and opther free papers in the area. Thanks Shell XLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Cara is featured in the Witham Herald today.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi yes the editor phoned today from the Witham Herald and he is going to put Cara in on 14th May, my husband said to mention about the sighting in Birchwood last week. Thanks a lot. Shelly xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Shelly well done. Will you let us know when she is actually in either of those publications - thanks !Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi Thanks for putting Cara in the magazine.  I have been e-mailing all the parish council magazines in Lincolnshire to put a notice in their next issue. Cara will be going in the Witham Herald this month and the Witham Staple next month. So I'm just waiting for the phone call to say she has been found, I keep praying! Thank you. Shelly. XLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
B30
Cara is in The Countryman?s Weekly magazine today. Good LuckLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi I have e-mailed the ad on stuff4sale site to contact seller, but no telephone number.  I had another look at the pic of the dog and I don't think it's Cara, neither does my husband I even asked the woman who we bought her off to have a look and she knew all the puppies and was definite it was not Cara.  I still think the sighting in Birchwood was her though.  I have asked for more photo's of the dog anyway just to follow it up you never know.  Thanks Jenny for your help.     Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Just spoken to Shelly. The dog does look like Cara so she is going to make enquiries. Thanks for sending in the link mumof4.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Have sent the link to Cara's owner and she is going to check it out.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
mumof4
Hi keep checking Cara's page any more news? On the website stuff4saleinscunthorpe.co.uk in the pet section (3rd page) is a perisian ridgeback 3yrs old ?75 doesn't say if male or female but there is a pic that you counld look at. Not sure if it's even similar breed but thought it worth mentioning.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Thats a great pity Shelly when you have waited so long for sightings. You definitely could have done with keeping the scenting fresh and yes- food puting same place at regular times. If the man would help out with the food, and you have made a safe place with things from home, she will know, you will hopefully manage to keep her coming there. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi I know we have to keep going down there, but we are away till Monday, so by the time we get back she could have moved away from the area anyway. I will text this man that saw her and ask his to take some food with him if he doesn't mind. Thank you again. Shelly xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Hi Shelly - keep puting the scent down, and food, and please stay positive. A month is not a long time for a dog like this, but it may take a while, so please please stick with the food and scent laying. Also leave regular suppy of water. If its her, we do not want her to have to move far from that area. If you keep it up, she will know you are around, and will gain confidence that the food will always be there. Goodluck with this - you are doing well, and have lots of lovely people following this and rooting for you. Always someone here to chat it over with or get advice and support. You are never alone, and so many more owners in the same situation. Well done. Keep it up. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi Lucy Thanks for your support but it's been a month today since she has been missing. I was feeling quite positive again hoping that this sighting would be it and it does sound promising. Fingers crossed I might get a call over the weekend. Thanks again for your help. Cheers. Shell. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
baileyboxer
Hiya shell, Been reading about ur dog,sorry to see its is still missing.This time last week i was on here myself an distraught bcos my dog had been taken,an i honestly thought i was never gunna get him back(im bailey boxer in the reunited section) an i was starting to give up hope,but we found him after 8 days,so i just wanted to say that try to be positive,i had times when i wasnt,but im so glad i didnt give up on him now.I hope ur dog will be found real soon,an if u wanna chat in the meantime im always around. Lucy xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi Just to give you an update I have been down to the Birchwood field have put up posters by entrances and left some sardines under a tree with some of our scent around the area, will try to go again later.  The bloke called my hubby last night to say that he will definitely keep his eyes peeled now because he goes there every day and he if he does catch the dog he'll take it to Home from Home Kennels.  I have been speaking to the lady we bought Cara off and we have become good friends, so she said that if the Kennels ring her she will keep Cara for us until we get back on Monday. Thanks for your help. Shell.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi everyone my husband was out a while, he phoned for this guys number and he was in the wrong field. So he had a look round and spoke to some dog walkers handed out leaflets, but there are lots of entrances and exits so I'm going down there in the morning to put more posters in the area and some of her bedding.  A lady has been phoning me as well who lives not far away from me and a neighbour living at the back of her is a park ranger so he has told his colleagues to keep an eye open in all the parks in Lincoln. This bloke said that the dog was so close to him and he tried to grab the collar, he lives nearby so he will be looking out for her and if he he does grab her he will take her to Home from Home kennels.  I keep hoping it could be her touching wood all the time.  Thanks for your support. Shell XLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Millys Mum
Shelly, this sounds like good news - fingers crossed 'this end' that it's Cara. Don't forget to place some of her bedding or an old item of your clothing near to where she was sighted. Good Luck!!!
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mumof4
Fingers crossed for you!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
dinkydoodle
Some positive sightings can only be brilliant news.  Let's hope Cara decides she has spent enough time away from her family and is home very soon.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Cara was sighted by the leisure centre in Birchwood. Shelly's husband has just phoned to say there is no sign of her so he has left some posters.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Just spoken to Shelly. This is good news as Birchwood is fairly close to where Cara went missing. Fingers crossed that it is her.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi Have just had a call from a guy who has just come back from walking his dogs about 25 mins ago and he saw a Ridgeback in Birchwood, Lincoln on it's own wearing a collar doesn't know the colour of it. He has just dropped his dogs off at the kennels and that's where he got my number from a poster there. He said he tried to get the dog but it just ran off, so my husband was out anyway and he is on his way over there, the maybe gone but will have to get some posters and leaflets up over there.  Will keep you informed. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
I know your right Alison I probaby won't get another dog I just keep blaming myself.  A lady that works at my daughter's pre school has a relative that works on farmland all around Whisby moor so he is going to keep a look out, she gave him some leaflets.  I have been down to Whisby today and put more posters up at Thorpe on the Hill the village close by.  Thanks also for all your support in trying to find Cara. Shelly. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostHelen - Area Co-ordinator, Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridge
I will be putting up a poster of Cara at a dog show in Suffolk on 2nd May and again at a weekend dog show in Norfolk on 9th/10th May in the hope this brings some news xxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Don't rush into getting another dog Shell it's early days yet and if you do find Cara will you be able to cope with 3 dogs. Please think about it carefully.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi just letting you know that I will be going way on Saturday and back on Monday so if you hear of anything please call my mobile. I'm not feeling so positive again now and I don't thinks we will ever see her again I have even been looking for another dog it's horrible without her in the house we all miss her so much. Thanks ShellyLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
I don't think that was Cara but I know we have to follow it up. I took my other dog to the vet today and they said everyone has been asking about her. Thanks again. ShellyLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
If you could track down Steve you could ask him if it is possible that his dog could have been out alone at the time and place the lady reported the sighting then at least you will know if there's a chance of it being Cara.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
mumof4
Hi Shelly i have just got back from Central Park handing out some flyers of Cara, one couple with a dog said a man called Steve who lives about 5 doors from the Rugby Club has a Ridgeback so there is a possibility it could have been his dog the lady spotted. Anyway the posters are up and will keep my fingers crossed for some news soon!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi Thanks Jenny have just spoken to Sangreat again and no joy also phoned Jerry Greens as well. So will just have to wait until I get a call with good news hopefully. Cheers,Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
mumof4
Sangreat Kennels
Inglenook
Station Road
Scawby
North Lincolnshire
DN20 9AA Tel. 01652 652453 This is where stray dogs found in the area are taken so worth giving them a call. I will try to check out the woods todayLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
mumof4- again- all your efforts are so appreciated. Sounds quite a resonable idea that Cara may have holed up in the woody area, especially if there is water, and likely to be waste bins to raid, and food droppngs. Perhaps you could look for a hedeyhole somewhere in there, where some food and dry bedding could be left? Perhaps beneath a fallen tree, and well back from the pathways and road. Will hopefully also get another sighting with more posters going up. Good luck, and glad you are feeling more positive today Shellie - this is just the best news, if its Cara - so try to gather things together that have your family scent on, like, bits of Cara's bedding, clothes that you have worn, smelly socks etc in case you could get them to the area to help keep Cara there. We need to set something up with food to keep her off the roads. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
mumof4
Ashby Rd is the main road through the town and the Rugby Club is surrounded by houses and large secure fencing around the field, the entrance to the club/car park is off Ashby rd but its quite busy with cars i will call into the club house tom if i get chance and see if they have noticed a dog hanging around. Central park (the way the dog seen was heading) is a large green area with a fountain used by families and dog walkers and there are quite a few woods surrounding it so i will try to poster there tom.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi I just want to say thank you all so much for your help and I am feeling a bit more positive now. I can't do much at the moment my daughter has tonsillitis quite bad. So will do my best, and thanks again. Shell.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
mumof4 - you are a star for helping so much. You say you are really close to the rugby club, where the sighting was. I dont know how you are fixed, but is there any way you would be able to set up and man a feeding station somewhere safe, to entice the dog or dogs to feed regularly? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
mumof4
Yes the Rugby club is near to me so will drop a poster in there and get some up in Central park which is popular with dog walkers and families, there are a couple of wooded areas there. I have passed Cara's details on to my Friend who runs a mobile dog wash and also lives very close by so hopefully she will hand out some flyersLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi Jenny I had a call from the lady and she said she was driving by the Rugby Club and the dog was heading towards Central Park, if you know where that is on the Ashby Road. She said the dog just looked out of place there, so will see what happens. Thanks. Shell.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi Jenny I have just phoned the lady but she wasn't in but I have left her message to call me.  Thank you again for all your help I really appreciate it. I will let you know when she gets in touch. Cheers Shell.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
mumof4
Hi Shelly did the lady who spotted the dog on Ashby road Scunthorpe give any idea of where abouts on the road she saw it? It's quite a long rd, i walked along it on Sat 11pm there are a couple of takeaways and shops that could attract a hungry dog so i will drop some leaflets in - i did spot a dog raiding a bin but it was a lurcher type dog (hairy) with collar and tag but couldn't get close to it. I imagine Cara is quite a distinctive dog so the breed would be easily to spot (i have looked at more pics of the breed on the net so am prepared!) If any sightings come in i am usually around so just let me know i could get to the area until you got over here or whatever! JennyLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi I have phoned the vets in Scunthorpe didn't seem very helpful really but they will be getting posters in the post. Also phoned Rescue Centres and dog warden but nothing so far. So that's where I am at the moment. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Thanks for your comments I really appreciate it. Sometimes I wish someone would phone to say she's dead then you can draw a line under it and get on with your life. I will at some stage ask you for all those e-mail addresses of Rescue Centre's.  Hope you fine Jacob soon. Take Care.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
braccoboy
Hi Shelly Have been following your quest to find Cara, and know all the emotions you are going through as we have those same feelings you have. We have Jacob our missing Bracco Italiano (Doglost ref 16735) out there, somewhere. he also went off after deer...He has been missing since January, so don't give up hope. The best piece of advice I can give you is to get the publicity, get the posters everywhere you possibly can. It's time consuming I know, but rally friends to help you and you can cover a lot of ground in a shorter space of time. For he most part, it's the posters that do the work EVERY time. If you (anyone) needs a list of rescues and dog orientated businesses, I have collected hundreds now and can drop the addresees to you in an email if ever you get to the stage of wanting to mass email everyone about Cara. Most of all we wish you the best luck in the world for finding your girl, she looks absolutely gorgeous, and I know how much you'll be missing her. Shout if you think I can help in any way. Shelley http://missingbraccojacob..blogspot.com www.adoredpaws.com        Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi Thanks for that I will contact the Scunthorpe paper because I have already asked the Lincs Echo to cover a story on it and he is just waiting on his news editor. Thanks again.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
mumof4
Hi i have received the posters i will put some up, maybe worth trying the local paper the website is thisisscunthorpe.co.uk maybe they could do a little articleLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Thanks Hazel for e-mailing those posters and leaflets for mumof4.  Also thank you Alison for your comments I am trying to be positive honest!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
A4 poster and flyers have been emailed to munof4 as requested. If anyone else would like them please email yasa02@live.co.ukLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Hi Shelly. It's been 3 weeks now so she could easily have travelled that far. I know it's hard work both mentally and physically but you have to follow up every lead just in case. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi mumof4 again if doglost can e-mail you poster and leaflets of Cara and if you don't mind putting up some for me I would appreciate it very much. Or can you send me your e-mail address via doglost, it could be her, the lady said the ridgeback she saw looked very thin.  Thanks again.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Hi rostro thank you for the encouragement I broke down the other day, but I know I have to be more positive and think that she is still out there looking for us. I just hope nobody has taken her I know that she probably wouldn't get into a car because we changed cars recently and it took her ages to get used to it.  Still keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you again. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
Thanks mumof4 have left a message at Jerry Greens and I will ring and send flyers of Cara to vets in the area. Thanks again for your help. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
rostro
shelley please try to stay positive although it must be very hard for you.......there are a lot of people reading your story who are hoping that there is a happy outcome and are all supporting you in thought although to far away to be practically helpful to you..good luck and my thoughts are with youLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
mumof4
Ashby Rd is 2 mins from me i will keep a look out. Maybe worth calling the local vets Ashby Rd Vet Surgery (on Ashby Rd) 01724 842655 and Ashcroft 01724 860045 also Jerry Greens dogs home is close by 01652 653343 hope she is found soon xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Michelle has just had a call from a lady who said she saw a Ridgeback last night about 9.30 at Ashby Rd Scuntorpe.Local dog warden has been informed.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Millys Mum
Shelly, we all know how difficult it can be when there are children, families and jobs to consider but please don't give up on Cara because, although it doesn't seem like it, it's still really early days. Tutridge's comments are spot on in that Cara's a big dog who will be missing her family, food and home comforts and so, she will start to show herself more and more. The latest sighting sounds very promising and so I'm hoping that this weekend will bring you the phone call you've been waiting for. Just put in as much work as you can in your search for Cara and I'm sure others will then realise how much you need her back home and will join in the search. Fingers crossed!
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Shelly
Thanks for the advice and glad to hear you got your dog back home safe and well.  I will try scenting but I have young children one of which is autistic so it's when I have the time. I am trying to be optimistic, but I don't know how much longer I can go on.  We miss her so much and the children keep asking if I have found her yet. I phoned the local radio station again today about the sighting to refresh peoples minds. Anyway thanks for all your help.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tutridge
Hi, I have just got my boy back(Same breed), he had sore paws and started to slow down after ten days missing. Maybe your girl is now slowing down and is staying in the same area as Ronin did. Scenting works, it keeps them where you want them, then its just patience and being around when they are. My boy had had enough and just walked up to me! Sardines in oil works, very smelly. Don't loose hope and I look forward to hearing she's been found.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
This is brilliant news !  what we have been waiting to here. Scenting can be done now - and feeding station set up as soon as possible in area of sighting. Good Luck Shellie ! Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
I have put up posters in Stapleford Woods and gave out leaflets to dogwalkers there. Also put some leaflets in houses in Stapleford village and on the notice board. So fingers crossed. Thanks Alison.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Michelle got a call today from someone who saw Cara in Witham (sp) woods last Thursday. Unfortunately the caller only saw her poster this morning. Michelle is in the woods right now searching.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Shelly thanks for the update. Have been calling in here regularly for news. With so many outside events now, I would flyer all of them. Boot fairs, sports meetings, fairs, markets, etc - any gatherings at all, even the local churches and especially pubs, restaurants, schools, garden centres, and village halls. Anywhere you can think of where most eyes will see the posters and flyers. Eventually something will click with someone, and you will get a call. Cara could also have been picked up by someone who only visits the area occasionally, every few weeks etc, so make sure any posters that are tatty, are replaced, as sometimes people think the dog has been found. Thinking of you. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
I have put more posters along the A46 where there was a possible sighting also went to a cattery today and gave some to the owner and she is going to keep an eye open.  She said there were a few travellers that live at the back of her and they seem to acquire dogs from time to time. I have been down to Whisby Park and took updated posters and leaflets. No more sighting though. CheersLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Sorry email has failed to be delivered. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
I have sent an email via their website Shelly, to ask for another number. Hope I get a reply soon. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
That was the same number I phoned for East Midlands Rescue Centre and it was unobtainable, is there another number to call? Thanks.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Number I have for East Midlands Rescue is 01773 718357Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
I have spoken to Val at the Halfway House Rescue Centre near Collingham  and sent an e-mail and attached a photo of Cara. So she knows as well I have also left messages at the Rescue Centres in Skegness. I had a a phone call from a lady Phyllis from Washingborough who put me in touch with a dog groomer called Hannah in Mablethorpe and she is going to put out posters and leaflets for me too. Thanks.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
colliebird
Has anyone asked the rescue at Collingham, just outside of Newark?  They sometimes take in strays if Ingham is full.  There is also a pound around/in Skegness.  I'm sorry I don't know the numbers.
I've put the details on Animal Rehoming UK and posted on various dog chat lists etc.
I hope she's taking care of herself and that she will turn up soon.  Would she be trying to find her way home? Where is her domicile?
Is there a contact number if we get news of her? 
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Shelly
Hi Have phoned some of the Nottinghamshire Rescue Centres, but can't get the East Midlands Rescue Centre number it was unotainable is there another number for them? Many Thanks  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Shelly
My husband and I have been to Lincolnshire Rescue Kennels Clifftop, Ingam, to have a look round the place today and have given the lady some more posters and leaflets of Cara.  We have also put some posters along the A46 where there was a possible sighting of her and we've put some leaflets in a Motorcycle shop and Chinese Restaurant along that road as well.  Have also dropped off some leaflets and posters at Paddy's house. I will phone the Kennels in Nottinghamshire. Thanks.  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
paddy - thank you so very much for coming forward and offering help. It would be absolutely brilliant if your members could help poster and hand out flyers. I have emailed updated ones to you. Anyone else wanting posters and flyers email me on yasa02@live.co.uk  - I agree with you about Cara. As a Ridgeback, she is quite capable of looking after herself and finding food and water, and if has a constant supply of both, she may well has found a place to settle. I would look around and ask people with stables to look around their barns, and outhouses for any indication she may have been sleeping there, or stealing food etc. Dogs often find any old stuff to eat at those sort of places. Also please make all farmers and gamekeepers aware we have a beautiful dog loose. There is still the chance she has been picked up, so owner is keeping in touch with the authorities.Thanks once again.  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
paddy
You used to be able to email posters from here...i can't see how to do it now. Help!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
paddy
just heard about cara yesterday...i'm a local dog trainer so I have loads of contacts with dog owners in the area (as far as newark) who can look out for her while walking their dogs and hopefully do some postering. Typically dogs can go quite a distance away from where they were lost, then 'settle' a bit in a new area where they tend to stick within a few miles radius. Assuming cara hasn't been picked up (possible of course) I would guess she has found somewhere to settle by now.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Thanks for posting that info for Cara's owner badger. Owner, I have emailed you re- the photo you sent me. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Badger
Some Nottingham numbers: Bramcote Animal Rescue Centre - 01159 220286 or 07778 352541; Babbington Animal Rescue - 0115 932 4576; East Midlands Rescue Centre - 01773 718357; PAWS Rescue Shelter - 0115 952 1519; RSPCA Animal Shelter, Radcliffe-on-Trent (www.rspca.org.uk); Sherwood Dog Sanctuary - 01623 792886. If owner is wanting info about other counties, some are listed alphabetically on www.dogpages.org.uk.  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Message given to owner thank you Badger, but she should have the sheet of East Anglia contacts which she was sent at the start, and Lincs numbers would be on that. I do not have any Nottinghamshire numbers to give her though.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Badger
Two more kennels for owner to try (if not already done): Sangreat Kennels, Inglenook, Station Road, Scawby, Nr Brigg, Nth Lincs - tel: 01652 652453 (used by Nth Lincs Dog Warden). JG Sanctuary for Dogs, Wressle Road, Broughton, Nr Brigg, Nth Lincs - tel: 01652 653343.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Thanks Badger - have texted your message to Cara's owner. - Yes she said she rang them yesterday. I know she is working across counties now. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Badger
If not already done please contact Lincolnshire Rescue Kennels, Cliff Farmhouse, The Cliff, Ingham, Lincoln LN1 2YQ - telephone 01522 730502.  Dogs picked up Lincoln side of Newark can be taken here, whereas dogs Nottingham side of Newark go to kennels in Nottinghamshire.  Newark Council are usually very helpful (sorry I don't have their number).  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Owner has just rang me - She said sorry Ashmark, she couldnt reach you, - SIGHTING at last - but it was back on the 8th April, a dog matching her description seen on the A46 heading toward Newark at about 5.00 - 5.30pm. Owner said no fatalities have been reported in the area, so Cara could have been picked up,or may still be loose. It is doubtful she would have got into a car, as would have been frightened, but we dont know what may have happened. Have advised heavy postering at Newark and Lincolne towns, and all along the road, where it is safe, and cars would slow, or stop, like laybyes and garages. if picked up, it may be by someone travelling the route regularly. Put flyers through all properties that is possible, along he road, and business's in the towns. Tesco man just turned up with shopping, so he is going away with a pile of posters to give out on his rounds. Good idea now, to reposter supermarkets, animal feed stores and sorting offices in Newark and Lincolne. It is also possible that Cara may be trying to find her way home, as travelling correct direction. CARA IS ALSO IN THE NEWARK ADVERTISER, AND THE LINCOLNSHIRE ECHO TODAY,AND WILL BE IN THE YORKSHIRE POST TOMORROW. This is brilliant work. Well done and Good Luck ! Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Just spoken to owner. There have been no sightings of Cara since the day she went missing. She is convinced that Cara has been stolen so is going to poster further afield. There are a lot of fairs on at the moment so her and her family are going to visit them all. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Posters sent to all of my contacts. Hopeing for good news on Cara soon.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Cara is in the Lincolnshire Echo today. Hopeing that this will bring news. Good Luck Cara !  Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Have spoken at length with owner, and given more advice. I think that if Cara has not been picked up by someone, and kept, that it is still early days and she is still in the area she was lost. Owners are going to try scenting and leaving food near to the car park, which Cara knows, and also the place she was lost from. They are also doing publicity via the newspapers, and ringing all the numbers they have been given.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Cara is still missing. There have been no sightings of her at all. Rangers are now saying there is no cctv. Owners are out looking now. Have advised them to check with the council  just in case she has been involved in a RTA.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
HainesGSP
Cara is such a beauty!  Good luck and Godespeed in getting her home again soon. Thinking of you while looking for my boy too. Hugo's mum. xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Thanks Ashmark! Have given owner scenting advice and behaviour patterns.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Just had a long chat with Cara's owner. There was a sighting of her yesterday in the car park but nothing since. There is cctv in the car park so have advised owner to go and ask the park rangers if she can look at it just in case someone has taken her home. Several people have been in contact and are giving her good advice. She was particularly impressed with the posters and flyers that Hazel sent. The breeder has been informed and is spreading the word. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
A4 poster and flyers created and emailed to owners and Ashmark. I hope these help in the search for lovely Cara. Use the flyers as handouts. Good Luck and hope she is home soon xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, Merseyside
Email in admin from owner:  Carla went missing in the morning about 10.30 in Whisby Nature Park.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator, Merseyside
Photo/s received in Admin and now uploaded, hope to see this lovely girl in the blue soon.  Good luck.  Jan xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Spoken to owner and sent useful contact numbers. Photo should be with admin by now.!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Text sent requesting photo and e-mail address.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18

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