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‘I’ve stop my bus job to drive from Sussex to Ukraine to save lots of deserted canine’


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Valiant bus driver Dave Clever, 46, from East Sussex, will depart the UK in his Ford Mondeo as we speak to journey 5,000 miles to the Romania-Ukraine border and ship very important assist to refugees and canine in want

Bus driver Dave at all times thinks about different individuals earlier than himself

Picture: Hannah Carter)

A bus driver has handed in his discover to embark on the most important mission of his life, travelling to the Ukraine border to selflessly assist refugees and deserted canine.

Dave Clever, 46, from East Sussex, will depart the UK as we speak and drive his silver Ford Mondeo – which is packed filled with beneficiant donations from strangers – 5,000 miles to the Romania-Ukraine border.

His spouse, Hannah Carter, 30, says their front room is so filled with pet food, toiletries, clothes and blankets, they “can barely transfer”.

The couple, who married in August and have been collectively for 4 years, each voluntarily run animal charity Paws and Whiskers Sussex (PAWS), and got here up with the thought on a whim only a week and a half in the past.

Speaking to The Mirror, Dave mentioned: “I am not scared about driving down there – the one factor worrying me is leaving my spouse at house. It is the primary time we have been aside.”

Courageous Dave is ready for the 26-hour lengthy journey
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The couple voluntarily run non-profit PAWS for his or her love of canine
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His spouse Hannah mentioned: “I’m so pleased with him. I am not shocked that he needs to do it. It is him throughout – to consider different individuals earlier than himself.

“He did not ask for my permission however he did ask how I would really feel. I mentioned I would be nervous for him however I would by no means say no. I do know it is one thing he must do.”

Final Friday, Dave handed in his discover as a bus driver to embark on his quest. Whereas he at all times deliberate to go away his job, he did not anticipate it so quickly or sudden.

“I attempted to e book a while off work and I could not, so I handed in my discover early. We’re shifting to Liverpool in a few weeks,” Dave defined.

Hannah, who works as a full-time administrator alongside volunteering full-time at PAWS, considered becoming a member of Dave however has an excessive amount of work to do with the rescue.

“If I may go, I’d positively be sat within the passenger seat with a lap filled with issues,” she mentioned.

His automobile can be full to the brim together with the passenger seat
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Dave’s motivation to assist Ukraine got here after seeing the devastation within the information.

He has pushed to Romania earlier than to volunteer at an animal rescue and does not worry the journey, however is “apprehensive” about what is going on to greet him on the border.

“We’ve not advised many individuals however our shut household aren’t shocked,” he mentioned.

“Everybody in our area people has been very nice. A neighborhood store has accomplished a large assortment for us and even taken some cash out of their tip jar.”

PAWS requested donations of kids’s nappies, heat clothes, female hygiene merchandise, coats, and pet meals and bedding, and Hannah organised drop-off factors in Peacehaven, Eastbourne and Bexhill-on-Sea.

They’re nervous to be aside for the primary time
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Donations have poured in from type strangers throughout Sussex
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Immediately, Dave is packing all the donations into his automobile and can start his 26-hour drive to Romania this night.

He’ll spend two days on the border delivering his assist packages and is decided to assist transport any stray canine that he can whereas he’s there.

Hannah has persuaded him to e book one evening in a lodge to “get a very good evening’s sleep”.

“We agreed we may spare £17 – I even upgraded from the £14 room so I may have my very own rest room,” Dave chuckled.

The journey is costing roughly £1,000, together with transport and petrol, which has kindly been funded by donations.

Hannah says it is at present “the calm earlier than the storm” as she prepares to assist assist Dave from the UK.

Rescue canine from Ukraine that can be travelling to PAWS on 18 March
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Hannah and Dave will assist discover all of them everlasting houses
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Dave is taking a microchip scanner with him and can scan any stray canine or cats he can discover, then Hannah will search them up on the database and attempt to reunite them with their homeowners abroad.

If the animals aren’t micro-chipped, Dave will take them to a Romanian rescue for any veterinary remedy they could want.

“We have spoke to a number of households fleeing Ukraine with their pets. There’s one canine particularly that we are going to assist. Dave can be in Romania concurrently them, so he would possibly be capable of deliver their canine to the UK,” Hannah mentioned.

Dave deliberate to deliver house 10 canine and cats from a Romanian rescue shelter, however they will not have paperwork in time, so can be travelling over on March 18 as a substitute.

The couple are shocked by the “kindness and generosity of donations”.

Hannah mentioned: “It has been wonderful. It is a disgrace it is taken a battle for individuals to consider others and be selfless, however we actually recognize all the assist that we have had.

“It isn’t simply been from people who comply with our rescue however full strangers too. It is heartwarming. Figuring out we’re able to assist makes us actually happy.”

You’ll be able to preserve up-to-date with Dave’s travels on his Fb web page and donate to his quest on JustGiving.

Do you could have a canine story to share? Electronic mail nia.dalton@reachplc.com.

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