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6th Jul, 2022

Leamington family desperate in search for lost rescue dog Suki

A MUCH-loved rescue dog has gone missing from her Leamington home.

Suki, a white, four-year-old rescue Saluki, went missing from kennels in Hampton in Arden and, despite a series of sightings that morning, is yet to be found.

With temperatures reaching 30 degrees last week, the family were told she may have been hiding from the sun in the day and likely to only come out at night.

As the weather changes, they hope she might be easier to spot. Salukis, whose distant cousins include the sighthound, can run up to 40mph so the family is urging people to be on the look out for a white dog which could be moving at speed.

Suki is normally inseparable from her owner, Tricia Henderson who adopted Suki from Dogs Trust after the loss of her husband.

The hound ran away from her previous owners in Ireland who did not want her back when she was found

Suki has a number of scars from this period and a nervousness around new people and other dogs. Anyone who find her is advised to approach her with caution.

Tricia said: “We are so desperate to bring Suki home, it’s coming up to a week now since she left the kennels and we are all terribly worried and missing her. She doesn’t know the area and is 30 minutes from home, so needs our help to find her way back. We desperately need sightings to try to help her find her. Please, please, if you think you’ve seen her, get in touch. It could be through you that we bring her home.”

Anyone who finds Suki can call 07855 893648 or visit www.facebook.com/missingsuki to report sightings.

Tips to approaching a lost dog according to organisation DogsLost:

– Speak softly and avoid calling, whistling or chasing.

– Contact the owner.

– Use slow movements to show you are no threat.

– Sit, crouch or lie on the floor – keeping the dog in sight.

– If possible, lure the dog with food, throwing away from you and not directly to the dog.

– Do not chase the dog if they run away. Follow gently and fall to the floor if spotted.

– Avoid eye contact.

– Do not approach head-on or at speed.

– Do not attempt to catch or restrain them, unless you are confident you can get them first time.

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