A mystery animal lover spent £60 sending an injured pigeon to a wildlife sanctuary in Nuneaton – by taxi.

The bird arrived at the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary in Oaston Road in the back of a cab sent from Aston in Birmingham 25 miles away.

Stunned sanctuary owner Geoff Grewcock said the centre received a call to say that an injured animal would be arriving in a taxi – but even he could not believe his eyes when it turned up in the back of the vehicle in a box.

The journey alone would have cost £60 and the kind animal lover had even sent cash for the sanctuary too.

“It was incredible,” said Geoff, who has run the sanctuary for 16 years.

“The woman had sent the pigeon in the back of a taxi, on its own, from Aston to us here, and even sent a donation for us as well, I could not believe it.”

He explained that the animal lover had found the injured pigeon and taken it along to the PDSA in Aston.

“They said that they would have to put it down but she said ‘No, you are not’,” he explained.

“That’s when she phoned us here. She told us that she would be sending it in a taxi, and she did. It was marvellous, it just goes to show the lengths that some people will go to care for animals, it is incredibly kind.”

He has admitted that he has seen some sights during his time at the animal haven, but none like the arrival of the injured bird at the weekend.

“It was strange knowing a taxi was coming with a pigeon in the back but it goes to show what loving, caring people there are out there,” Geoff added.


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