Lost: Black & Tan Cocker Spaniel Male In North East (NE29)

  • Dog ID 109302
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 27 Dec 2016
  • Name LUCKY HELP NEEDED
  • Gender & Breed Male Cocker Spaniel
  • Age Adult
  • Build
  • Colour Black & tan
  • Tail
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Unknown
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 21 Dec 2016
  • Where Lost DFDS Ferry,Tyne Port,North Shields
  • Lost In Region North East
  • Lost In Post Area NE29
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info Escaped from DFDS ferry while still docked before departure...Possibly in water & SIGHTED under quay area,searched but not found. The Black Middens sighting was on 30th December 2016
  • Phone 1 07894449580
  • Phone 2 07934087250
  • Reward?
  • Listed By Dog Theft Awareness North East
  • Views 10287
  • LUCKY HELP NEEDEDPoster Image
  • LUCKY HELP NEEDEDExtra Image

 

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DogLostNina
If only one of the big daily newspapers had or would go with this story if might have made such a difference
Loulou
The ferry company are, of course, to blame for not securing the dog enclosure and allowing Lucky to escape. I am confused as to why the family didn't get on the first ferry back? Lucky was waiting for them for 5 days. Heartbreaking.
Juls
Think the ferry company should be putting up a reward and funding the search . Hope they are people must be complaining x x
nedk
Was there any c c t v footage to look at not sure if thats already been said . i would go to the place and ask to.speak to the head one in charge just want few answers so van start lookin for lucky in the right places. As i commented earlier when said about replacing with another dog that was only meant if lucky was never found keep positive it will bex
Elma57
Hollieberry, I think that if Luckie is still alive, and I sincerely hope he is, it is most likely that someone has him taken him in, as I posted some days ago. He is a nice looking dog and could generate a tidy sum as a stud dog. No-one has commented on my suggestion, but I think that a big reward for his safe return is the way forward and I think that the reward should be offered by DFDS
Juls
Such a sad story , hope lucky will be found must be so frighten , hope ferry company should be paying for search posters, trackers, etc as was there fault really hope for a nice outcome x x
DogLostNina
What I am hoping for is that somebody who works for DFDS or is employed on the quayside or in the proximaty of the workings of the docks will have the courage to speak up anominously if that's what they want, just so that we get the truth of all that really happened to Lucky
Hollieberry
I do think this poor lads details should be publicised all over Yorkshire as lot of people there travel to the ferries .I hope some one will come forward with a drone .I am keeping my fingers crossed for Lucky
Hollieberry
Nina the very day I found out about Lucky was the same day that I signed a petition over the death of a dog in a car on DFDS whose owners were not allowed to tend to it on a hot day.
Skywalker99
Nina, it is up to the owner where the dog travels, it costs £19 for it to go in the car and and extra £6 for it to go in the kennels. Emma 57, hadn't thought about the tide, although have to confess have wondered how he got off the boat as if the ramps were still down there was probably traffic come up them. I suspect that the family were told he would be caught because if they had been told 'tough, you're on your own' they may have caught the next ferry back to Newcastle to find him (I would have done). I think financial and practical help with the search is what is needed at the moment....
DogLostNina
Have been reading on line, DFDS...PET TRAVEL ON FERRIES....NEWCASTLE TO AMSTERDAM if I am correct that dogs can travel in cars, wonder if this option was offered
Jayelle
Have to disagree that providing another dog would be a nice gesture. To me that would just reinforce the idea that a dog is expendable and one can be replaced by another. Sad though we all for the family's pain, it is Lucky that needs help not to be replaced.
Elma57
Like Skywalker, I find it hard to believe that Luckie spent 5 days under the jetty. The tide comes in twice a day and can rise by 5 to 6 metres. How did the dog keep safe at high tide and from where did he get food and fresh water? I have not been within the security fencing on the land surrounding
the port, but ferries dock and leave there daily. Most dogs would be terrified to remain in the vicinity of the churning water and the noise of metal ramps being lowered etc.
Skywalker99
Nina, agreed, it also says on his facebook page that everything the family ask for from DFDS has to be cleared with the DFDS legal dept first. This may not be the case but if it is then there is a big corporate trying to avoid admitting liability and then there is compassion and human decency...
DogLostNina
Just wish I was nearer so that I could make a silent protest at the dockside about the way I personally feel this situation has been handled.
nedk
Just so sad hope one way they can find lucky if after whenever be a nice gesture for the ferry company if lucky not found is to replace with a new dog for that family.? X
Skywalker99
It says on his Facebook page that information has been received that says the secure door to the kennel area may have been left wedged open on the day he escaped, but there is no current proof if this. I read through the DFDS T's and C's...they say they are not responsible for the loss of animals. This means that whether DFDS have any liability for the loss would need to be decided by a court (I believe they do as they provided the kennel area and they had accepted a payment to secure him there). If it is true that the owners were told he would be secured for them and kept until his return then a court may also decide that the contract had been set aside. I hope the family have got good legal advice and that someone might help them pro-bono. I find it hard to believe he sat under the quay for five days and it is not even clear whether anyone even fed him....just so sad.Last edited: 2017-01-20 13:32:56 by Skywalker99
Skywalker99
From Lucky's FB page 'IS there anyone with a drone that could help please? We have no funds so need one free or as cheap as possible'.
Skywalker99
I see from his Facebook page that the search team are having to organise and pay for leaflets to be printed themselves.....
Dog Theft Awareness North East
THANKYOU
Sarah Sq
Thank you for that I will put them straight. Prayers for the family and Lucky 🙏
DogLostNik - PR Advisor
Thank you for the update, Gill.
Hollieberry
Captain thank you for the info I have joined the thunderclap. I do so hope this poor lad is found soon ,I cannot get the image of a dog waiting under the jetty for 5 days and no one helping out of my mind .
Dog Theft Awareness North East
Lucky is still missing and the dog found deceased was not him . THE SEARCH GOES ON FOR LUCKY
Sarah Sq
It is coming up on my fb link to pets lost and found that lucky has been found and he has passed away is this correct
??
DogLostClaireC - Area Volunteer, Buckinghamshire
Shared UK wide with emphasis on Northern friends more local to areas around.
A B
I notice Luckie is 'entire' how about a female in season walking around the area? Worth a try? I don't know any and am far away so can only really tweet and suggest!
A B
DLast edited: 2017-01-19 15:18:43 by A B
Sylvia stevens
Sorry it was ment to say dfds not dad's
Sylvia stevens
There is a article in the news guardian in the north east and dads says there where sightings in a few areas around the ne29
Badger
Here is the article in the Newcastle Chronicle - http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/can-you-help-find-luckie-12470520 - copy and paste into your browser.
Elma57
There is an article re Luckie in Newcastle Chronicle online.
Captain
Hollieberry, there is more information about what happened to Lucky on his Facebook page Help Find Lucky - https://www.facebook.com/Help-FIND-LUCKY-1907243089510504/

A Thunderclap has now been set up to help make more people aware he is still missing and to try and get more sightings. This can be accessed from his Facebook page or via this link:
https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/52203-find-lucky-missing-ferry-dog

Please, please support and share for Lucky. He needs all the help he can get as do his family, which includes two small children, who are all heartbroken that he is missing, lost and aloneLast edited: 2017-01-18 21:28:18 by Captain
Hollieberry
KatieRose I am not a FB fan myself but I only got know about Lucky from this site. To me DFDS have not done enough to help there should have been appeals sent out all over the country so that anyone going to the ports to keep a look out for Lucky .I have contacted DFDS but they are not saying what they are doing to help, its certainly not publicity because they do not want to admit a dog in their care was lost .
KatieRose
Hollieberrie im not sure what DFDS did but the facebook group Help Find Lucky was set up early on and a search organised. This was shared a search undertaken before the owners returned.
Sylvia Phillips
Mary, the dog found didn't have any black (or white for that matter), he was ginger!!
Also as I said, he wasn't wearing the same collar!
And until the dog warden can recover the dogs remains there's nothing for him to scan
Hollieberry
I have just been reading quickly through the earlier posts about poor Lucky I have also read about Lucky from other sites and I get the impression that nothing was done to find this poor boy until his family returned from holiday. Is anyone in contact with the family to find out what help DFDS have offered?
Mary
Sylvia Phillips - Your post said the Vale Dog Warden has been informed and attempts are being made to recover the dog. Luckie is black on her back but it is not clear from the photos if her belly is tan. I'd just hoped the Vale Dog Warden had scanned the deceased dog and found the owner, so it was certain that it was not Luckie.
Sylvia Phillips
Just to clarify, the facebook post about the male spaniel found on the beach in South Wales on the weekend was mine. I put the post together after seeing a very vague post on a local page which was later deleted because the person who found the dog didn't like the amount of questions being asked. I contacted the finder and with a lot of persuasion managed to get the info that I then posted everywhere I could think of.
He was found on Llantwit Major beach which is in the Vale of Glamorgan.
From the details, I don't believe the dog found could have been Lucky. The collar had silver bones, Lucky's collar has paw prints. Also, the finder said the dog she found was fox coloured, Lucky is a black and tan.
I hope this info helps.
KatieRose
Georgy Porgy the issue of his name was raised right at the begining and i was told it was Luckie. Confusing as the group uses Lucky as do most people.
DogLostNik - PR Advisor
I realise that feelings are running high with this case, but I would ask you to refrain from making accusations about the ferry in question. Certain people are leaving DogLost open to a challenge of libel. As a precaution I have removed those posts.
Mary
Katierose. Has the one found in Wales been scanned for a microchip yet? Hard to rule out given that there have been no recent sightings of Lucky.
Georgy Porgy
Is Lucky his real name or the nickname given at the start of this sad ordeal.With polish owners does he have a polish name? Don't do social media so this point may have been covered. Just thinking that those lovely people searching may have been calling him by a name he didn't recognise. I also recall the petiition launched by people whose dog suffocated in its car on the ferry & subsequently brought about the change to a pet area. I do understand the reasons for the ferry not to turn back but to make those promises that the dog would be contained then not doing so is unforgivable.




nedk
Surely when it escaped someone must have seen what happened after surely dog would still.be that area hope no ones trying to cover anything up just a thought.all bit odd x
mjky73
DFDS need to pay for one of the missing dog detectives to help look for this boy.
I've travelled on the ferry from North Shields many many times, but never again if they dont get their butts in gear and really help out. I feel sick for the family.
Skywalker99
This is the link to the DFDS Facebook page..there are several visitor posts about lucky, one comment implies they remove them...beyond me why they don't have an area on board for owners and their dogs.this would have been avoided if they did have. No doubt they charged the owners extra so they could loose Lucky.
Georgy Porgy
Wonder if this brave lad might be trying to find his way back home to Scotland?
Juls
Hi , just had a look at DFDS main website uk , all I can see is one post about lucky on there , not really showing a lot , there is a Facebook and Twitter site and a complaints procedure you can do. They look likee they are not making people aware of lucky missing . X x
DogLostNina
It would be interesting to have a statement from DFDS of exactly what they have done to alert the public to Lucky being missing. WHERE IS LUCKY DFDS?Last edited: 2017-01-17 21:54:37 by Nina
Sarah Sq
Ronmaxtye F1 I agree I'm definitely going to write something I think the way thy have dealt with this is appalling. They already had a dog die in a car because they wouldn't let the owner take it on deck. This is why they started this pet area I believe. You would think they would have had covered all bases. Ferries are noisy smelly scary places for animals and for the animals to be left alone without owners would be hell on earth for any dog never mind a nervous one!
Sarah Sq
Oh no i was really hopin it was possibly lucky 😢
Vikky
I tweeted DFDS and sent them a Facebook poster of Lucky...their response..."doing everything we can to help"...rubbish!!
nickyjm
Sarah Sq I checked with Help Find Lucky group today & their admin confirmed that the Boldon dog has been ruled out.
DogLostRonmaxtye F1 - Area Volunteer, Essex
No doubt DFDS has a facebook page and twitter, if everybody started posting on them it would soon get around that there is an large amount of disgust at how they have been? maybe we should all mount a campaign against them on facebook and twitter, i will start it now
Sarah Sq
"Mary" write this below, looking at the picture on here of Lucky he is!,! Wearing a red collar!!! I don't know the North East but is Bolden anywhere near the port? This really needs checking out it is a few days since this was written by Mary!

I don't really do FB but have just seen this.

https://www.facebook.com/lostandfoundGNSS/ Someone has commented at 20:03 yesterday

***SIGHTED ONLY BOLDON***
I HAVE JUST SEEN A SMALL BLACK SPANIEL TYPE DOG WITH A RED COLLAR ON BEHIND BOLDON LANE BESIDE THE CASH POINT IT CAME OVER TO ME I TRIED TO CATCH IT BUT IT RAN AWAY SEEMS FRIENDLY ENOUGH RAN INTO HOUSING ESTATE JUST INCASE ANYONE HAS LOST ONE

Does anyone know if Lucky was wearing a red collar?
Last edited: 2017-01-17 21:05:28 by Sarah Sq
Jenkins
Hollieberry - I posted the found deceased spaniel and have looked back and agree it was posted to WhitleyBay facebook group so I actually think the find area should be Leamington Spa as that is where the vets took the dog. I reckon I should change the postcode for that dog - sorry for any inconvenience.
Hollieberry
DFDS have not even mentioned Lucky on their twitter pages Shame on them .
Hollieberry
KatieRose I saw the post on findshearerwhitleybay fb page but it dosent actually say the Spaniel was found on Whitley bay beach it was just shared to that group .
KatieRose
Elma57 where is the post re the dead dog on 24.12 on whitley bay???
KatieRose
KarenAnn the link re the poor boy washed up in Wales has been posted on the Luckie facebook page. Admin for that page have seen the post and replied that they are fairly sure it is not Luckie xx
DogLostRonmaxtye F1 - Area Volunteer, Essex
Is it not time that DFDS got themselves in gear and do something for this dog? this has all the makings of a PR disaster for them if it is picked up by a national paper or TV ..... perhaps Nik could get some PR for itLast edited: 2017-01-17 19:54:23 by Ronmaxtye F1 - Area Volunteer, Essex
DogLostNina
I don't tweet or use facebook so please could anyone make tweet contact to names mentioned so far...Matt Baker and Ricky GervaisLast edited: 2017-01-17 19:40:01 by Nina
DogLostClaireC - Area Volunteer, Buckinghamshire
Ricky Gervais will almost certainly tweet.
Elma57
Re spaniel found on Whitley Bay beach, 24/12/16:
If Luckie had died soon after leaving the ferry, I do not think his little body would have decomposed to such an extent so quickly, but I am not an expert!
A dog was lost on the coast of Whitley Bay a few months ago. It's body was washed up on Redcar beach about 30 miles south of here, so I assume that if Luckie had drowned/died his body would be found in the Tyne or further south down the east coast.
Possible sightings have been seen in Boldon which is inland and south of the river Tyne. It is possible that he is there. It is improbable that he swam across the river, improbable that he trotted through any of the Tyne Tunnels without being seen on CTV, but possible that he arrived there in someone's vehicle or was walked on lead through the pedestrian tunnel.
It is possible that someone has taken Luckie in to their home, for whatever reason.
It is possible that he is roaming free.
A BIG FINANCIAL REWARD FROM DFDS might just make Luckie reappear or get him the publicity that he needs for people to search diligently for him.
KarenAnn
There was a comment on Facebook through pets lost and found saying a Cocker spaniel had been found, unfortunately on a beach in South Wales. Dog was wearing a red collar. This is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/197177977062948/permalink/1284036145043787/
Hopefully not him xxxx
DogLostNina
KatieRose ....Matt Baker is a dog friendly guy, he is from the North East as well and I am sure he would be on facebook and twitter
nedk
Just been reading some of these posts carnt believe that if this is true that the dog was seen under the quay and nothing was done breaks my heart just need some news on where he is one way or another need closure got to be somewherex
KatieRose
Just a thought: does anyone know any celebrity doggie people who you could ask to help in tweeting and raise Luckies profile???
DogLostNina
I understand that contact has been made with Jayne at HQ from the The Newcastle Chronicle who will do an article about Lucky.
DogLostNina
Who has the fortitude and knowsledge of haw to get to the right people national press wise....please step forward
Skywalker99
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Mel
I totally agree Skywalker99, you see a lot of people don't think of dogs like we do; your best friend and a wonderful loyal companion who asks for very little except your love (and a few treats!) xxx
Skywalker99
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Mel
Truly heartbreaking, I wish I could help in the search but live in the Midlands. I hope and pray you find him xxx
Hollieberry
This is absolutely heart breaking poor dog ,I really hope he is found soon its been 3 weeks now .
nickyjm
More info from Help Find Lucky this morning -
For all of Luckies supporters, here is the latest information from the Search Team Investigations. A press release went out yesterday which said that the ferry company were helping in the search for Luckie, they have helped with printing posters, yes, but they have not volunteered to help on foot with searching. We have information from a reliable source that states that Luckie did spend 5 days under the jetty in the Port of Tyne. He was seen by several people running around back and forth between the main road and the underneath the jetty. When Christine Kipling spoke to a representative from management at Port of Tyne, she was told that Luckie was seen swimming downstream towards the sea the morning after he left the ferry, and was never seen again. We now know that this is inaccurate. We also know that the initial search for Luckie that was organised by a concerned member of the public after the fifth day when Luckie disappeared from under the jetty and did not include anyone from the ferry company. We have also been informed that the phone calls to relevant organisations to alert them about Luckie were made by staff from Port of Tyne not the ferry company. The ferry company were given one of Luckies toys to assist in his recovery, this was never used, no one from the ferry company visited the area under the jetty to observe or attempt to recover Luckie. Our search team have spoken to a representative from the RNLI who have stated that they were called out by Port of Tyne staff to look for Luckie under the jetty on one occasion which was the day after he went missing. They never saw Luckie under the jetty. They also said that if Luckie had drowned his body would have washed downstream past their station and onto one of the small beaches downstream. No body has been seen or recovered. Based on this information the search team are continuing their search for Luckie in conjunction with the reported possible sightings in nearby areas. Luckie has been failed in every respect, allowed to bolt from a secure area, chased and frightened, left alone for 5 days in an area where he felt safe, and then forgotten about. We will not forget you Luckie, we are still looking for you. The search team have said that the hardest part of this task has been to see the children having to leave Luckies favourite teddy bear on the search site, it has been truly heart-breaking and continues to be a living hell for his family, not knowing what happened to their beloved little boy, who waited so faithfully for 5 days for someone to come for him. The search goes on xLast edited: 2017-01-17 13:01:58 by nickyjm
Hollieberry
Nina maybe you could ring the finders of the deceased dog for a better description
DogLostNina
Just been reading a message left today 12.07 on ID 109154 not sure if its relevent to Luckys story...I do hope not
DogLostNina
Have spoken to a person called Craig at The Newcastle Chronicle on 0191 2327500 who wanted more info than I could give him. He said he would ring admin for the story....I really hope he does! Makes me wonder why DFDS hasn't done this, or have they?Last edited: 2017-01-17 12:34:16 by Nina
Doglover
Praying that something will come from all of this publicity. Xx Keep safe Luckie.
Elma57
Nina
The "Metro" is a free daily paper that can be picked up on buses and at stations etc.
I've been out to get a copy. It seems to be London based. Tel number is
02036150600
KatieRose
The story was aired on the local news last night and is also on their website. Together with the Guardian the Evening Chronicle will not be far behind x

KatieRose
Nina just to let you know the local free paper which is distributed on a Thursday is running the story. It is currently on their website.

http://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/search-for-dog-who-went-missing-at-ferry-terminal-gathers-momentum-1-8337121

Sylvia stevens
I have spead the word on social media and got a few shares fingers crossed
Sylvia stevens
Hi I live in East howdon ne280jr next to the ferry since I got the leaflet at the weekend Ive been out every night looking along the harbour also along the fish quay area but no joy sorry but I will keep looking for lucky I do hope he is found very soon can't bear the thought of him out there somewhere
Elma57
Nina....Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Ltd ...head office tel numbers
0191 2327500 and 0191 2304144.
I'll try to get the free paper today and let you know contact details if possible.
Skywalker99
Nina, scrolling to e very bottom of the Chronicle live page (a long way!) brings up this link with phone numbers to talk to real people! http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/contact-us/
Also 'rip off Britain' are doing holiday stories at the moment...worth contacting them?Last edited: 2017-01-17 10:12:00 by Skywalker99
DogLostNina
The problem I am finding is they all need me to log on to their sites but I want to talk to a person. I was hoping the somebody from the North would have stepped forward to take charge of this situation, I am miles away down in the South of UKLast edited: 2017-01-17 09:59:59 by Nina
Elma57
Nina, try The Journal and Evening Chronicle, both of which are Newcastle based. There is also The Metro, a free daily paper.

DFDS should offer a substantial reward for the safe return of Lucky and make sure as many people as possible know about the reward.


DogLostNina
I am trying to find local newspapers for the North Shields area and TELEPHONE NUMBERS to try and speak to someone, its a minefield on google anyone out there who can do better
Skywalker99
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maxine
so for five days the poor doggie was static under the quay and they could not catch him? unbelievable.....how cruel and incompetent they must be, the poor family must be distraught at missed opportunities...i hope people will rally round if they do more searching. xx
Skywalker99
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DogLostNina
I was hoping the alerts that have been sent out and the leaflets that were supposed to be given out by DFDS would have brought more response from the North East
Hollieberry
Did anyone report Lucky missing at the time he was lost ?
DogLostNina
I think you will find that NE 28,29,30 ware alerted when Lucky first went missing{bottom of the page[Last edited: 2017-01-16 19:40:04 by Nina
Elma57
Possibly NE30 volunteers should be alerted also
Elma57
Now story added to News Guardian on line version. Unfortunately, actual newspaper not available until Friday.
I spread the news of lost dog Luckie this morning to dog walkers and staff in Northumberland Park.
Mel
Such a sad story, I keep looking on here praying he has been found. He sounds such a brave little hound; hoping for some good news for you all very soon. Xxx
Skywalker99
now on ITV news website: http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-01-16/search-for-family-pet-which-after-dfds-ferry-escape/
JulieH
Really hope you live up to your name Lucky and are soon safe and home x
Mary
Hi Jenkins, Someone has kindly copied my post onto Lucky's FB page. It would be so wonderful if it was Lucky and someone could gain his trust.
Jenkins
I am at work right now and cannot access facebook - is somebody able to add the Bolden Lane link information (particularly stated by Mary below) to Lucky's facebook page (if not already there).
KatieRose
The red arrow refers to Boldon Lane.
It is totally conceivable that this dog who swam about has simply crossed the river and we have been looking in the wrong place!!
KatieRose
Regarding the post from Mary below ONE OF THE VERY FIRST POSTS ON THE HELP FIND LUCKY PAGE REFERS TO HIM WEARUNG A RED COLLAR!!!!!!!
Anyone Boldon area able to start looking??????
KatieRose
Regarding the post from Mary below ONE OF THE VERY FIRST POSTS ON THE HELP FIND LUCKY PAGE REFERS TO HIM WEARUNG A RED COLLAR!!!!!!!
Anyone Boldon area able to start looking??????
charlie and sooty
Nina...This was posted this morning on Lucky f/b page....Help FIND LUCKY
32 mins · Durham ·
We have received confirmation this morning that the ferry company involved are doing everything they can do to assist the search team in finding Luckie........
Hollieberry
Poor Lucky he has been missing 26 days now
DogLostNina
I think DFDS ferries should be doing more to help with this situation, any one know if they are involved in helpingLast edited: 2017-01-16 11:31:25 by Nina
DogLostjenny4 - Area Co-ordinator, West Hampshire
Am really praying this little Lad will get caught soon .Could someone in the area get the media lnvolved I am sure if someone gave all the details they would be more than happy to cover it xx
June
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DogLostShereen
Thank you Nina, Alison. Last edited: 2017-01-15 23:24:49 by Shereen
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Extra alerts sent to postcodes NE31,NE32,NE33,NE34,NE35,NE36,SR1,SR4,SR5,SR6
DogLostNina
Have asked admin if they would look at Marys message and about sending out alerts to Boldon area
Mary
Thanks Shereen, In the Extra Image lower left thumbnail looks like Lucky is wearing a red collar.
DogLostShereen
Mary Thank you ...Owners are aware of this sighting and are checking and have communicated with the sighter.
Mary
Thanks Shereen. I'm not local so can't help search or put posters up.
nedk
Sounds positive lets hope some one can catch this dog and see if it is luckyx
Mary
I don't really do FB but have just seen this.

https://www.facebook.com/lostandfoundGNSS/ Someone has commented at 20:03 yesterday

***SIGHTED ONLY BOLDON***
I HAVE JUST SEEN A SMALL BLACK SPANIEL TYPE DOG WITH A RED COLLAR ON BEHIND BOLDON LANE BESIDE THE CASH POINT IT CAME OVER TO ME I TRIED TO CATCH IT BUT IT RAN AWAY SEEMS FRIENDLY ENOUGH RAN INTO HOUSING ESTATE JUST INCASE ANYONE HAS LOST ONE

Does anyone know if Lucky was wearing a red collar?

DogLostShereen
Chip is reg'd here with Anibase..all up to date ....will edit the poster....
Last edited: 2017-01-15 20:53:42 by Shereen
Vikky
Can anyone help with a tracker dog...owner hasnt had any luck finding one??
Mary
Perhaps the comments under 'where lost' could be updated to more accurately reflect the facts, as these appear on the poster. This I believe can be done by Admin. Once this is done perhaps this can be bumped and circulated far and wide. I see Lucky is microchipped is it registered with one of the UK databases? If not it would be a good idea to do that. Are the family aware of 110121, which someone has suggested may be him, but details very vague.
animal lover
What a heartbreaking story, I so hope that Lucky can be found.... my heart goes out to the family.... xx
Doglover
Tragic....absolutely tragic ....so very sad....I will pray that he will be found...poor dog and poor family. Xxx
DogLostShereen
Update on 'Help Find Lucky' page.....https://www.facebook.com/1907243089510504/photos/a.1907245342843612.1073741827.1907243089510504/1916890895212390/?type=3&theater
HELP Find Luckie the Missing Ferry Dog, this is the REAL story. Luckie did not jump from a car on board the DFDS ferry. Luckie bolted from an unsecured area on board the ferry used to hold dogs travelling with their families. Luckie was chased by several strange people and therefore found his way off the ferry and into the port area. Gates had been left open which allowed Luckie to flee in both directions along the port eventually ending up in the water trying desperately hard to reunite himself with his family. The family were not informed of Luckies plight immediately and there was much confusion and no process in place to deal with or contain the situation. The message to alert the family went out over tannoy in THE WRONG LANGUAGE. The family are Polish and do not have a fluent understand of English. The ship had already set sail before the family were alerted. They were REFUSED the option of returning to port to retrieve their dog due to DFDS being subjected to a heavy fine. They were given the following reassurance. THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR OUR STAFF NOT TO CONTAIN YOUR DOG. LUCKIE WILL BE CAUGHT CONTAINED AND LOOKED AFTER WHILE YOU ARE ON HOLIDAY. HE WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU ON YOUR RETURN. These are the words of his ten year old owners daughter, who told me that story through tears. Luckie remained static for FIVE days under the quay waiting for his family and still they couldn't contain him, five days in perishing conditions he remained loyal. Now he has disappeared. If the right processes had been followed he could have been caught. The family have done everything within their power to put things in place to find their dog and have searched in horrendous weather conditions with their young children in the hope of finding their brave little boy. Luckie remains missing, we have no news, mo answers, no confirmed sightings, very few volunteers, all we have is hope. Please say a prayer for brave Luckie the missing DFDS ferry dog.
Sadieanne
Very sadly it appears there were no sightings of Lucky this morning. I hope and pray there's news of him soon, poor boy must be so scared. This has just been posted on the fb page:
Stephen Scott - "Went on the search party for luckie this morning no sightings but did meet his family who where down from Scotland searching for luckie and got the true story of how he went missing and he didn't jump out of the car but got out the ferry kennel s if it was my dog they had lost i would have sued them at the end of the day it wasn't the family s fault the dog went missing and the family where promised that the dog would be waiting for them when they got back"
DogLostNina
could any football clubs or rugby clubs help with publicity
Hollieberry
This poor dog must be lying low somewhere he must be so scared not knowing where he is or where is family are .Need to get everyone looking for him he survived the water lets not let him die on land .
JANI
re-sharing to groups x
Jane
Shared Twittered
nedk
Just need some kind of closure on this one hope the owners are involed todayx
nedk
Good.luck today hoping for a good outcome and to.all the other search partys out today in dog searches wish could be there to helpx
Dog Theft Awareness North East
Thank you we have people involved in search with the equipment needed to trap Lucky but we need sighting of him first - thermal imaging cameras were used in the first couple of days searching on riverside and under quay where sighted by security guard but nothing found unfortunately
maxine
is there a doglost north east active group that can get involved please?
maxine
is there a doglost north east active group that can get involved please?
nedk
Hope for some news someone must have seen wish could join in the search but as living in cornwall and dont drive but will be thinking of you all x
Skywalker99
did dog get off the shields ferry or one from the international terminal?
KatieRose
Search organised for 12 midday tomorrow Saturday 14th January at the Tyne Port car park North Shields. If anyone can spare an hour to help hand out leaflets or search or put up leaflets.
KatieRose
In response to Jenny4's comment re media coverage i took it upon myself last night to contact both the News Guardian and the Evening Chronicle to alert them to this story and how their input would help massively. So far i have not had a reply. Fingers crossed though
DogLostShereen
The Ferry was still docked ,so he just got off....not sure how he actually escaped but ferry co are now helping with posters etc and also sent alert out at the time before leaving,but because owners are Polish they missed the alert and ferry had to leave as nobody came forward...from what I understand staff did try and catch him...these poor people must of had the most horrendous time away...they are distraught ...owners are coming down from Scotland for tomorrow.
Jayelle
Are all the details of this sad story known to be accurate? It sounds as if the family were heading on holiday on the ferry, the dog was also travelling with them but in a kennel on board the ferry? He then escaped (how?) from the kennel AND escaped from the ferry by jumping overboard ( how? Surely there are barriers to prevent small children from falling overboard?) what happened when the family arrived at the destination and the dog was missing? Did anyone actually see what happened to him?
I may have misunderstood the information.
Hollieberry
Please keep sharing & looking for this dog ,heart rendering .
Coco
What a sad tale...shared North x Owners in Scotland , luckie missing North Shields area xLast edited: 2017-01-13 16:21:39 by Coco
DogLostjenny4 - Area Co-ordinator, West Hampshire
Is it possible to get local media coverage for poor Luckie? I do hope hes safe xx
madmudmob
Maxine .... there's an explanation a few posts below yours
KatieRose
Have just checked Gumtree nationwide and there are no dogs resembling Lucky on there. I went back to the begining of Dec to make sure. Will try as many facebook sites as i can
maxine
can anone pls clarify how the doggie went missing and who was responsible at the time, the owners went on holiday and did not know until their return of the doggie missing, so a holding kennels were involved, are they responsible or not please?
Chris63
Have shared on Facebook. Hope the lovely little dog is found. X
Hollieberry
I think this poor dog needs nationwide coverage as people drive from all over the place to travel on the Ferries also a lot of European lorries arrive & depart the port area
DogLostLisa - Social Media Team, Oxfordshire + Northamptonshire
Appeal for help & summary so far posted on FB today x "💥HELP FIND LUCKY💥 This is little Luckie a very tragic story but such a brave little boy. Luckie escaped from a holding kennel on board a ferry leaving North Shields. He was panicking and frightened he couldn't find his Mum. He ran off the ferry and tried to swim back again looking for his family. He tried several times but the ferry had gone leaving him behind and his family had no idea. For two days he swam around the port searching for his Mum but couldn't find her. Exhausted he left the water and was seen on land looking out waiting for the ferry to return. No one could catch poor luckie and now we have no idea where he might be. The family returned from their holiday and had to go home to Scotland, luckie is now more alone than ever. We need volunteers to join the group and help to search for him. We need a printer willing to print posters to hand out to volunteers. We need a drone to search a large area. We need to find this brave little boy who needs to find his Mum before its too late. Please can anyone help us"
Doglover
Thank younNickyjm for sending Jayne postcodes......Imcan assure everyone from Lucky,s page that there are people out searching....Also as stated further down...owners will be coming this weekend tomhelp withnthe search. X
Mary
Has it been suggested that the owners leave something with their scent on somewhere at the ferry terminal, perhaps where he was seen sitting waiting for the ferry to return, in case Luckie has been returning there. It may encourage him to stay in that area. Not sure how practical that is.
DogLostClaireC - Area Volunteer, Buckinghamshire
Shared UK wide
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Thank everyone...just share please..it works.
nedk
As a dog.owner i would have been back postering and searching for this dog needs more input hope for some news soonx
BigGSDPatlucky
He will be so scared and has no idea where he is such a shame
Fingers crossed someone catches him
janiejewel1649
Hope there will be a happy outcome here? Paws and fingers xd.
Hollieberry
This poor dog has been missing almost 3 weeks has no one been looking till now ?
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
re sending alerts to NE29.
Juls
This poor dog has been missing nearly 2 weeks , have owners been looking for her or been on Holiday don,t understand comments ,
nickyjm
I have emailed admin with the postcode of NE29 which applies to Black Middens, Percy Main, Meadow Well and the ferry terminal. Stay safe Lucky till you're found, hope that will be soon x
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Can you furnish me with postcodes please? so I can send alerts out..tx
Doglover
Jayne......latest from the page....there have been two sightings at Percy Main and Meadow well...but does not say when....Family are going back to North Shields from Scotland where they live, atbthe weekend......another update..last reported sighting at Black Middens on 30 December.Last edited: 2017-01-11 18:10:32 by Doglover
Doglover
Thank you nickyjm.....for adding Lucky,s page
nickyjm
Jayne here is the link to Luckie's FB page https://www.facebook.com/Help-FIND-LUCKY-1907243089510504/?fref=ts
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Doglover could you put link to luckies page on here please?
DogLostNina
Could the owner or a representative please update us on what has been done so far
Baydogs
This is very much a story with a heartbreaking difference that would surely interest TV and newspapers.
Hope you make it lad, I really do.
Jenkins
That is so sad - is there anyone in the local area who could print and get posters put up / handed out? Would it help to re-send alerts to postcode groups? Perhaps owners could contact local newspapers / radio to get more media alerts out. Have the owners contacted vets, rescue centres and also advised the microchip company.
Doglover
FROM LUCKY, page.

This is little Luckie a very tragic story but such a brave little boy. Luckie escaped from a holding kennel on board a ferry leaving North Shields. He was panicking and frightened he couldn't find his Mum. He ran off the ferry and tried to swim back again looking for his family. He tried several times but the ferry had gone leaving him behind and his family had no idea. For two days he swam around the port searching for his Mum but couldn't find her. Exhausted he left the water and was seen on land looking out waiting for the ferry to return. No one could catch poor luckie and now we have no idea where he might be. The family returned from their holiday and had to go home to Scotland, luckie is now more alone than ever. We need volunteers to join the group and help to search for him. We need a printer willing to print posters to hand out to volunteers. We need a drone to search a large area. We need to find this brave little boy who needs to find his Mum before its too late. Please can anyone help us x
Doglover
Has anyone thought about getting a tracker dog out....,
Doglover
so sorry to read this.....Lucky has his own page...Help Find Lucky....will share to paw helping dogs in need.
JANI
re-sharing x
Molliemoo
Could this be Lucky http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=109558#.WGkb_RuLTIU
JANI
sharing to groups x
Hollieberry
When Lucky was seen was she actually in the water ?
Dog Theft Awareness North East
Searched ROYAL quay area and postered no sighting
Dog Theft Awareness North East
Searched with thermal Image under quay nothing FOUND unfortunately
Jane
Shared Twitter
onestopalldogs
Shared Facebook and Twitter
DogLostSharon - Social Media Team
I have shared with DL FB Page, Twitter & Public. I hope Luckie is safely back at home soon. X
DogLostMillypod (Chris) - Administrative Volunteer
Sharing Twitter.
Hollieberry
Is there a Dock master or something similar could help with the search ?
Hollieberry
I do hope you find your lovely girl have the waters been searched .Does anyone know who can help with this .
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Thanks Gilly...Alerts sent to helpers in NE28,29,30.
DogLostGillyP - Administrative Volunteer
Photo now showing. May need to refresh the page
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