Rainbow Bridge: Black With White Markings Greyhound Female

  • Dog ID 55392
  • Status Rainbow Bridge
  • Registered 29 Jul 2013
  • Name ZOE
  • Gender & Breed Female Greyhound
  • Age Adult
  • Colour Black with white markings
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Unknown
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 28 Jul 2013
  • Where Lost Brookvale, Runcorn
  • Lost In Region North West
  • Lost In Post Area WA7
  • Date Reunited 12 Sep 2013
  • Other Info UPDATE 30.07.13 ** SIGHTED ** Norton / Sandymoor area of Runcorn and possibly heading towards Moore. She is a smallish black greyhound with patches of white on her chest. She may be wearing a lilac collar and tag. She may be microchipped and tattooed but not registered.
  • Phone 1 07903 549306
  • Phone 2 01928 714558
  • Listed By Jayne - Administrator, Head Office
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Sightings and Information

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So very sad. Far too many lost to the railways lately. I am so very sorry and my thoughts are with the family at this time. Run free at the bridge, beautiful Zoe xxx
DogLostClaire Gresty - North West & Police Liaison Coordinator
I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss, RIP Zoe, beautiful girl xxx
Sorry very sorry to hear about Zoe, run free princess. Thoughts are with her family. xxx
DogLostJackalee - (Kathryn) Area Co-ordinator, Greater Manchester
So sad that you didn't make it home Zoe, run free little girl xx
Babs 21
Thoughts with the family. So sorry you did not make it home safe Zoe. R.I.P.Beautiful girl. xxxx
I am so sorry, I was praying for a happy ending :-(((
Run free at the Bridge little one xxx Thinking of Zoe's family at this very sad time xxx
So sorry to read this terribly sad news. Thinking of Zoe's owners at this very sad time.
So sorry, my thoughts with all who loved you dear Zoe pretty girl xx
Sorry to see another victim of the railways. Night, night Zoe, sleep tight, and have fun with Dodger in the warm sunshine, until you are all reunited once more. (((HUGS))) to your family. RIP+ God bless At least you can lay her to rest. A~~~Candle}~~~burns for Zoe.
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
So very sorry to see Zoe is another victim of the railways:((
Run free at Rainbow Bridge lovely girl.xx
Well done to the Network Rail worker for calling Zoe's owners.
So sorry.......RIP Zoe x
So very sad to hear this news. Run free beautiful Zoe. Will move her to Rainbow Bridge section. My thoughts are with her family xx
So sorry to read the very sad news. Bless her heart, run free now beautiful girl xx
I'm afraid I have some sad news that came from Zoe's family this morning:

"It is with great sadness and regret that I have to inform you that the body of our beautiful Zoe has been found on the railway at The Grange, Runcorn. A Network Rail employee, doing routine rail checks, kindly took the time to contact us using the information on Zoe’s collar. My sincere thanks go to everyone who helped with the search, especially our friends in Runcorn, Janet and Ken and Sue and Keith, your heroic efforts were truly appreciated."
<post deleted>xLast edited: 2013-09-09 21:30:14 by Babs68
Was coming to comment about the one pictured at Leigh (Ref - Wigan area 569) But can see Bab 21 has done it (TY Babs 21)

Shared again, so hope she is found safe & well soon
Babs 21
Hi please can you check out the Greyhound that was found in Wigan today 7/9/13 and taken to Leigh Cats and Dogs Home. She is featured on the stray dog list and her reference number is 569. xLast edited: 2013-09-08 16:24:59 by Babs 21
Hi, I have had an UPDATE re the dog I mentioned below in the Town Park in Runcorn. This IS NOT ZOE. That dog has been picked up today and taken to a local vets. It was described as a 'black Airedale' (I am thinking possibly a Patterdale??) and it was apparently not in a good way. The lady who passed me this info will update further over the weekend.x
Hi, me again, sorry! I have just been looking round the Town Park. I spoke to a lady walking her dog and her neighbour MAY have seen Zoe 2 days ago near where she went missing. The neighbours saw a 'very thin black dog' in a field off Palacefields Ave. They went home and came back with dog food but the dog had gone. They looked around Manor Fell estate but could not find the dog. The field where the dog was seen is behind Manor Fell, just over the Road from Iveagh Close on the Guinness Trust. This is really close to where Zoe went missing! Has she returned to where she was lost?? I looked all around the field but could not see anything, but thought I had better report it x
Just searching AW site again and there is was a 'lurcher' found in Stockbridge Village, medium size, black with white markings, female, found 9th Aug. 311976. Another one to rule out, maybe? I will go and search around Halton Village again this morning. I hope Zoe is found soon.x
Is any more news on Zoe??
I know Zoe is described as a greyhound, but there is a 'found' large female crossbreed, black with white front on AW website, ref. 314422, found 31st Aug in Runcorn. Might be worth checking out just to rule it out.xLast edited: 2013-09-01 16:33:13 by Babs68
Similar looking lurcher on http://leighdogsandcatshome.co.uk/straydogphotos.html

Reference St Helens area - 02392 (Click through the pictures until you find the right dog)
Lurcher SOS
Shared on fb.
Advertised in this weeks Countryman's Weekly magazine. I hope it brings some news.
Had a phone call last night from The Laurel's, which is a vets near the old Town at Runcorn. Pauline posted there I think. A lady called in to the vets and saw the poster and said she had seen Zoe a fortnight ago in The Calvers, which is an estate not too far from Castlefields in Runcorn. The lady concerned thought that Zoe belonged to someone as she was just walking around.

Keith went out to the Calvers last night, and postered around, went in the local pubs and spoke to people. It looks like this is a definite sighting of Zoe, and it looks as if she has returned near enough to the area she was lost from.

We need another sighting now to narrow the odds.
Walked around Moore Meadow, then across the other side of Moore on Saturday. Went to Norton Priory yesterday, walked the Big Wood, Phoenix Park, Bridewater Canal to Preston Brook and back. Nothing I'm sorry to say. Looked in all the hedges and undergrowth including driving very slow on the bypass back home looking around trying to see anything. Hope Zoe is found safe and sound very soon. xx
companion care vets
Hi I have put her poster up in Companion Care Vets inside Pets at Home in Widnes. Hope you find her soon.
sue-keith what part of Moore was the sighting - there is more than one way in from Moore. You can get in from the Runcorn side through fence (ship canal will be on your right, one from Moore Lane (main way in), then the back way off Chester Road, goes onto I think Baronet Road - Mersey river is on your right. This also links onto the Trans Pennie way. I am going there tonight after work will take posters and speak to anyone around if they have seen her. Stay safe Zoe we are looking for you. xx
A nice lady called Pauline has been making some phone calls on our behalf. She has found out that Runcorn strays are taken to Merseyside Dogs Home which is sited at the RSPCA kennels at Halewood (they rent the space from RSPCA). Also Janet, a neighbour of Enid (the owner of the Zoe) phoned around the dog wardens yesterday.

It is also believed by someone who knows Moore Nature Reserve that Zoe would not be there on the grounds that there is only one way in to the reserve and one way out, and it would have been difficult for her to get to from the area she was last seen in.

In the meantime I have spoken to Enid's family, and the family are wanting to make it very clear that they are willing to offer £500.00 for the safe return of Zoe. Enid herself has recently come out of hospital and is bereft without Zoe.
There have been no sightings of Zoe (confirmed or unconfirmed) since the one on the 30th which is believed to be genuine. Zoe was homed from the RGT, and her chip is still registered to one of their branches - all local branches have been notified. Unfortunately until there has been another sighting it's difficult to know where to start an organised search as it's such a large area with lots of woodland.
How accurate was the sighting near Moore? I was wondering if it could have been a traveller's dog that was spotted as greyhounds are a favourite of travellers. Still hoping she will make her way back to the town park and home. I am happy to join in an organised search but not sure how useful it would be until there is a more recent siting. Fingers crossed the poor girl is home soon.
Hi. I am near the old town but my sister lives near Norton/Sandymoor. I would also be happy to join in a dedicated search if one is organised? X
Just to say the share poster with email option does not seem to be working? I keep getting 'invalid email address' ...?
Praying for a sighting. We're in East Cheshire but happy to join any dedicated search and can bring other hound friends - and general friends/pairs of eyes along. How about involving local senior scout group/cadets, walking groups anybody with map reading and trekking experience could be really helpful. With larger numbers we could cover larger area ...
Carol - Widnes
Shared on facebook, I have friends in the area where Zoe was lost/sighted, I will keep on sharing to make sure she stays in people's minds, hope she is home soon.
We will keep our eyes open on walks, we do Moore regulary and Norton. Have printed some posters off and will hand out to everyone we see. If you get anymore sightings we are happy to help on a search. Fingers and paws crossed Zoe is home safe very soon. xxx
Please consider e-mailing: Jim at the Racing Post. He is so very helpful with missing greyhounds.
greyhounds@racingpost.com it maybe he can help share news of missing Zoe with Racing Post Greyhound TV http://www.racingpost.com/greyhounds/tv.sd
Have posted Zoe on Greyhoundscene forum. There maybe a local RGT branch close by to help? http://www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk/Branches/
Wishing you all well, hoping Zoe soon home safe & sound.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Bumped as I know you have had problems posting...glad our techie sorted them out and tx for the update.
Hi - at least i can post!! More recent Keith and I out this morning with our hound but no success in the Town Park where Zoe was walked. We postered around, and in some cases re-postered where they had come down.

Last night sadly some youths sent me on a wild goose chase to Beechwood Railway lines, obviously no Zoe there.

Pauline a kind lady living in Runcorn has phoned Cheshire Dogs home (not there), RSPCA Halewood and Warrington no longer take in strays, but Zoe's details are with Animal Wardens.co.uk. I spoke to A.W last week and they will take in a dog now for the Dog Wardens in Halton, but operate themselves after 5 p.m. and weekends. I will phone them again tomorrow.

We need another sighting now to see where she is headed, it is 7 days today. Her owner in hospital is bereft, and I don't think she will get better until Zoe found. Zoe was her life, its very sad, and sadder still that Zoe is very shy.
I keep sharing on FB in the hope people in the right area will see and start postering and passing on the message: guess binmen, local sorting office for the postmen, delivery depots etc have had posters. good there was a sighting a couple of days ago, all crossed for more
We're out of the area but wracking brain trying to spread the word to more members of public. Just to say we've spoken and sent poster to Warrington golf club and Runcorn Swimming Pool/rec centre and posted on Woodland Trust facebook in case members walking through their 'Big Wood' which appears to be en route to Moore, spot her?? Needle in haystack. Saying our prayers.
There have been no sightings of Zoe since the 30th, despite posters all over the area (Norton, Sandymoor, Moore). Unfortunately there are very few people out looking for her and the area she may be in is huge. If anyone is in the area and can help please call Sue on 07903 549306.
DogLostClaire Gresty - North West & Police Liaison Coordinator
Shared Zoe again with info on sightings x
Those out looking for Zoe have been to Moore Nature Reserve this morning and postered, but no sightings in the last 24 hrs
DogLostMajorjet (Jan) - Area Co-ordinator Liverpool/Merseyside, North West
Alex thanks for the UPDATE. Great there has been sightings of her and people are out postering and looking out for her. I will update the details.

BUMPED due to sightings.
There have been sightings of Zoe some distance from where she was lost. In the Norton / Sandymoor area of Runcorn and possibly heading towards Moore. There are folks out postering and looking but it's a big area.
DogLostClaire Gresty - North West & Police Liaison Coordinator
You are right Nickydog, they are very similar x
Did they look at the found greyhound x? They are very alike.
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
alerts sent to WA8.
Please send alerts to WA8 as well - a lot of us people in Widnes walk our dogs in Runcorn or work/ have friends and relatives there :)
Gino - Administrator, Head Office
Tx for photo...alerts sent to helpers in WA4,5,6,7.
Could 55340 on found side be her?
Have the dog wardens and pounds Halewood RSPCA and Cheshire Dogs Home been informed/checked?
Zoe's owner is in hospital at the moment so it's unclear exactly what ID she has.
DogLostClaire Gresty - North West & Police Liaison Coordinator
Shared Zoe on FB - hoping for a fast and safe return x
She is still missing, she bolted as a result of the thunder and I'm told it's still thundering in the area so she may have gone to ground somewhere.
Chris W
Is this Grey still missing as I have seen it on quite a few Facebook pages but no updates, just sharing.

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