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
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  • Listed By Dog Theft Awareness North East
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DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
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Mary
Mel - Lucky's facebook page says the results are not likely to be available for 4 to 6 weeks. The search for Lucky continues.
Mel
Has there been any news yet? I bet everyone, like me, are waiting and hoping for some good news so we can all continue in the search for him. Best wishes to his family xxx
nedk
Any news x
Sandra and Murphy cat
Have just read Mungo's page as he's been reunited. His owners had big banners made and put them up at roundabouts etc. The woman who bought him saw the banner! I think this is a great idea and could maybe be put up for Lucky at ferry terminal,roundabouts and main roads in area. Obviously need to see the outcome tomorrow first. Hope it's not bad news. Thinking of family and helpers ❤️🐶
BigGSDPatlucky
Any more news please?
nedk
Such a tragic story so sad hope the family gets some answersx
charlie and sooty
I think the ferry company should be paying for Post Mortem!!!!
nedk
And perhaps a new dog for the children yes it wont be lucky but as gesture for the poss loss of there dogx
nedk
Be very sad if it is.lucky but it will be closure for the family hope the company will help out hope in future this does not happen again . god blessx
Skywalker99
Search team are appealing for funds to help pay for post mortem and DNA testing to identify the body that has been found. Paypal link on Lucky's facebook page.. https://www.facebook.com/Help-FIND-LUCKY-1907243089510504/
Archsuzanne
Ah bless him , i hope it's not him but xxx
Elma57
There is another update on Luckie's Facebook page.
Skywalker99
The search team have hada distressing find and are currently seeking to establish whether it is Lucky.
Elma57
There is some more info on Luckie's Facebook page.
Captain
link to Luckie's video and post on his Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1939493296285483&id=1907243089510504

This is the link to Luckie's video on YouTube - https://youtu.be/PAmk0WvoiHo

Please, share far and wide to help find Luckie or any information on what has happened to him. He could be anywhere now and his story needs to be viral x
Mel
Just watched video, I'm sobbing, poor Lucky looking for his family. Are things still going on behind the scenes to try and find him? Guess everyone, wherever you live should keep a look out for him. Praying he will be found and soon xxx
Elma57
Please look at the video/DVD of Luckie on his Facebook page.
Have your tissues ready!
Holmes
I have been regularly tweeting for Luckie.....is there any chance he could have been picked up by a truck driver getting on or off the boat....everyone has to be book on the boat and will be known....would it be too much work for the ferry company to write to those passengers explaining situation and how they may help with a reward / costs for return?
Jane
Shared Twitter
Elma57
February 21st is "LOVE LUCKIE DAY"
Please see his Facebook page.
Could Luckie be bumped on here please?
Captain
Lucky now has a Twitter account FindLucky @HelpFindLucky -https://twitter.com/HelpFindLucky
Please follow if on Twitter and tweet and retweet for him to help in extending the search for him and spreading his story, posters and information far and wide x
DogLostShereen
Lots going on regarding extending the search outwards at the moment on Luckies Facebook page.If you feel you can help in any way please message https://www.facebook.com/Help-FIND-LUCKY-1907243089510504/
Jayelle
What about if he left the area after the first few days in order to head towards home in Scotland? Presumably he would travel more or less in a direct line until he reached a natural barrier? He would be some way into that journey by now.Last edited: 2017-02-13 19:38:10 by Jayelle
DogLostNina
Would it be worth asking DFDS to put posters up in Holland just in case Lucky was taken out of the country and it might draw attention to travellers across the other side of the waterLast edited: 2017-02-13 10:31:56 by Nina
Captain
Update and request from Help Find Lucky page:
"Thank you once again to all of Luckies faithful supporters for turning out in horrendous weather again today. We have pretty much finger tip searched all local areas now so over the next few weeks we will be moving our search areas further afield. We also now have to consider the possibility that Luckie has been found and rehomed without being reported as found. We will therefore be making an appeal for his safe return no questions asked in return for a SUBSTANTIAL REWARD. If anyone has any information related to Luckies disappearance please call Christine Kipling in strict confidence 07894449580. We would like to ask all of his supporters to help us reach all areas with Luckies story in the hope that we can find him and bring him home. Has anyone seen a neighbour with a recently acquired cocker spaniel, if you hear of anyone offering a dog of Luckies description for sale, please contact his page with the details and his team will follow it up. Please keep your eyes and ears open for Luckie, he must be somewhere, and you can help us to reach him. Share his story with everyone we need to get his group members up and up and up so that everyone knows he is missing. Please keep checking selling sites, local rescues, vets, groomers and walking groups, wherever you live your share could make all the difference. Keep his missing poster on your phone and let us know if you see or hear anything however small. Thank you all once again for always being behind him every step of the way. Lets hope those steps are the ones that bring him home x"

https://www.facebook.com/1907243089510504/photos/a.1907245342843612.1073741827.1907243089510504/1932251453676334/?type=3&theater

Please, keep sharing Lucky's poster and story near and far. He could still be in the local area, moved further afield, been taken in by someone, or taken out of the area. Lucky has to be somewhere ...
KatieRose
Help Requested for the following: ( you would first need to go onto the Help Find Lucky page on Facebook)

Please comment if you can help us tweet far and wide. We need a group of people to concentrate on making lucky famous through tweeting. Thank you x

If you would like to join the tweeting group please send a friend request to myself (Karen Thompson) My profile picture Is myself and friends Inside of a party frame and I will add you to the group. Thank You.
KatieRose
Help Requested for the following: ( you would first need to go onto the Help Find Lucky page on Facebook)

We intend to contact every vet and groomer within a 50 mile radius of port of tyne. This is a massive task and we need your help as this is just one of the things we are doing. Please comment below if you can help. You will then get a friend request from sandra. Once accepted she can add you to a group chat where this can be organised. Please help for lucky x
Kinsally
I so hope & pray that dear Lucky is somewhere safe & warm. Such tragic circumstances. I can't stop thinking about him & all the missing that are on here. The footage of him is truly heartbreaking.
Circulating on twitter & just & pray for some good news xLast edited: 2017-02-12 20:40:52 by Kinsally
Archsuzanne
Shared on Twitter
Doglover
Praying for Lucky xxx
Captain
Tweeting to ask for help with Sunday search. Wherever you are Lucky hope you are safe, warm and loved xx
ruthparky
....sunt lacrimae rerum...... I sincerely hope Lucky is safe, warm and loved.....Last edited: 2017-02-12 00:00:53 by ruthparky
Elma57
A very wet and cold day here on Tyneside. From Facebook : Apparently, search for Luckie found nothing useful. So disappointing. Hope for better news tomorrow.
Seeks
Too far to be of any help but will tweet and share asking folk to help if they can xx
Holmes
Tweeted search details ....paws crossed xx
Esther
Thinking of you all. The very best of luck
Mel
Good luck everyone - come on Lucky lets get you home now boy, thinking positive vibes xxc
Viv B
Thinking of you and sending positive vibes.
BigGSDPatlucky
Good luck
Fingers crossed
June
Wishing you all good luck, every thing crossed that Lucky is found safe and well.
DogLostjenny4 - Area Co-ordinator, West Hampshire
Good luck everyone , such dedication must bring reward , lets hope its very soon ...praying hard that you find dear Luckie quickly xxxx
DogLostShereen
****Searches have been organised to meet at the Port of Tyne at 10am both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. If anyone can spare a couple of hours then please join us. If anyone would like to join the team of 24 hour surveillance people then please ring Christine Kipling for a chat about what is involved 07894449580.****
DogLostJayne - Administrator, Head Office
Okay lets give info here for the search party as bumped now...tx everyone! Edited to say look at Shereens earlier post today around 9am for details of search...tx.
Elma57
Shereen, I agree. If nothing else, DFDS will have learned a few lessons, and hopefully will improve their safety procedures and customer care.
DogLostShereen
It is, But maybe we can supply them with good structured info...just in case this ever happens again.
DogLostRonmaxtye F1 - Area Volunteer, Essex
yes, its about time they done it
DogLostShereen
True Elma,but positive steps forward today...Latest....Extremely good news today for our Help Find Luckie supporters. A thermal imaging camera is on its way for our search team to pick up next week, courtesy of DFDS which is absolutely fantastic of them to help. We also have further good news in that a thorough search of the port area, jetty, and neighbouring terminals has also been carried out today, by staff at Port of Tyne, which was also requested by our contact at DFDS. We now have CCTV cameras being monitored daily and any sightings will be reported to the search team immediately. We have also had the good news that DFDS are able to help financially with the distribution of flyers door to door through their own contacts. We have moved mountains today and we are very happy that we are now in a position to ask for help and receive it. So a big thank you to all staff at Port of Tyne and DFDS, lets pray our united team can bring our brave boy home xLast edited: 2017-02-09 19:18:36 by Shereen
Elma57
From Facebook: DFDS staff have searched the port, are monitoring cctv and will report to search team and are going to provide a thermal imaging camera. It's so heartbreaking that it has taken them so long to respond in this way. If only their helpful response had been Dec/early Jan!Last edited: 2017-02-09 18:52:24 by Elma57
Rachel222
Good luck, praying Luckie is found safely. such a tragic situation need not have happened.
DogLostNina
Thanks Shereen for taking the time to bring us this information. Come on Lucky where are you
DogLostShereen
Here is the latest update from Luckie's team.

Just to bring everyone up to date with where we are with the search for Luckie

Our team is made up of volunteers from varied professional backgrounds, many of whom have worked for organisations such as Dogs Lost and Animal Search UK previously.

We have expert behaviourists, dog trackers and dog trappers on the team, along with a number of experienced volunteers that are providing a fingertip search of areas around the Port of Tyne working outwards by a 5 mile radius systematically.

We also have an experienced team of volunteers that are providing a 24 hour surveillance on areas where we have had ‘reported’ sightings.

We have a number of feeding stations being monitored with night vision cameras, but sadly so far we have not been able to capture an image of Luckie.

The feeding stations have been concentrated in areas where we have had ‘reported’ sightings and have been there for around 3 weeks.

This weekend we will extend those feeding stations and cameras into a new search area based on a recent ‘reported’ sighting last Sunday.

We have the use of a hired Thermal Imaging camera if and when we are able to capture evidence on camera that Luckie is in the area. As you can appreciate a thermal imaging camera is only useful if we have a concentrated area to search. At this moment in time, we have no concrete evidence that Luckie is ‘bedding down’ in any one particular area, making the use of such equipment difficult.

‘Reported’ sightings are being investigated both via searches, camera, and door to door investigations.

We also have a team of ‘leafleters’ that are delivering flyers door to door and postering areas where appropriate. The ‘Leafleters’ are working in areas around the Port of Tyne and moving outwards by a 5 mile radius and will continue to do so for the duration of the search.

Searches have been organised to meet at the Port of Tyne at 10am both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. If anyone can spare a couple of hours then please join us. If anyone would like to join the team of 24 hour surveillance people then please ring Christine Kipling for a chat about what is involved 07894449580.

The search team have had conversations with Animal search uk, and have examined the packages that they have on offer. Unfortunately there is nothing offered within those packages that isn’t or hasn’t already been explored. Therefore there is no added value to bringing in a second search team.

We are however very willing to work with, or alongside anyone that feels they have anything new to add, or explore that hasn’t already been tried. Any such suggestions should be directed to Christine Kipling using the number above.

There have been extensive searches of the Port and Jetty areas, initially with a thermal heat seeking camera and experienced divers. This was carried out within the first few days of Luckie going missing with a further search being done around four weeks later.

The Port and Jetty area are monitored 24 hours with all staff being aware of Luckie, unfortunately he has not returned to this area. We are however arranging to carry out a final search of this area again with heat seeking thermal imaging cameras as soon as can be authorised.

We appreciate that there is a lot of public support for Luckie and this is something that we are very grateful for and hope that people will continue to raise aware
Elma57
Owl, thank you for bumping.
DogLostOwl
Put up to top of site.
KatieRose
What does "bumped" mean??
DogLostOwl
The port authorities and harbourmaster are already aware. There has been a huge amount of publicity in the whole area. Luckie is very well known now.
BigGSDPatlucky
ruthparky what a good idea you have
Hope someone thinks about it
Fingers crossed
DogLostOwl
I have bumped.
Elma57
In view of the search being organised by Facebook for the weekend, does Luckie deserve to be bumped?
ruthparky
Thank you Simbarose for replying and for the contact details. Ruth
ruthparky
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Simbarose
Have your tried contacting the Harbour master Port of Tyne Authority. Tel: 01912570407 or 01912571373
Elma57
Ruth, I agree with you 100% .The port itself is not vast, but the adjacent areas are acres and acres of brown field sites ( from the ship building and coalmiining era). They are fenced, and need to be thoroughly searched, but no doubt permission would have to be sought.



ruthparky
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ruthparky
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Elma57
Search for Luckie being organised for weekend. Volunteers required. Please see Help Find Luckie, Facebook.
Captain
This is a link to the CCTV footage of the last time Luckie was seen after escaping from the ferry: https://www.facebook.com/1907243089510504/videos/1929029653998514/
DogLostShereen
http://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/search-continues-for-missing-dog-luckie-1-8374304
Elma57
There is an article in News Guardian, a local free weekly paper.
Georgy Porgy
Think Alan Campbell MP should see post below. DFDS trying to pull wool over his eyes as well. Shameful & breaks my heart to read all this
Captain
Previous post continued:

"On 21st January another DFDS passenger posted on their Facebook page (Visitor Posts) as follows:

January 21 at 7:23am ·
Travelled with dfds on Monday from Ijmuiden to Newcastle. I was travelling with my daughter in law and two small puppies. Now the accommodation for people was perfect but the "dog hotel" let down dfds. I had to make four journeys to the desk about the freezing conditions of the dog hotel. Also the desk staff smart assed answer was not appreciated. Maybe we can send someone done to clap the puppies. Mmmm not happy. Also think you have to bring kennels up in standard some of the kennel fronts very rusty. Also the "sand box " had just had fresh sand thrown on used sand, Sorry dfds, but can't give you full marks for this trip.....disappointed. As far as I'm concerned two legs or four, a fee was paid for accommodation for the pups too, sub standard on dfds part.”

To me the bottom line regarding Lucky is that appropriate action, including bringing in a professional search team, should have been taken to secure Lucky immediately after he escaped from the ship. He was seen, and filmed, by CCTV desperately searching for his family and those first days were the “golden period” for this to have been achieved.


Last edited: 2017-02-06 10:14:29 by Captain
Captain
The following has just been posted on Lucky's Facebook page regarding DFDS's response to the reported sequence of events that DFDS have provided to Alan Campbell, MP.

"Help FIND LUCKY added 2 new photos.
2 hrs · Bishop Auckland ·
In response to the lovely letter from Mr Campbell MP for Tynemouth the search team would like to respond with a few alternatives to the reported sequence of events that DFDS have provided to Mr Campbell. Has anyone stopped for a moment to consider how, if the kennel area is secured with electronic key cards, did a terrified dog manage to make it off the ship? Has anyone looked at the interior plan of the ship and the location of the kennels to the entrance of the ship where people board? The secure door to the kennel area was reported to have been WEDGED OPEN because there were not enough key cards to go around, giving Luckie the escape route off the ship. He was in fact CHASED by members of staff, when already terrified.

DFDS did not contact Animal Search UK until put under public pressure as the details of Luckie’s story began to unfold, their email to Animal Search UK came five weeks after Luckie went missing, five weeks too late. Yes they put an add in the lost and found section of a local paper, again due to public pressure and again five weeks too late. Yes they printed posters and leaflets for Luckie but again only after public pressure five weeks too late. It was Luckie’s search team that requested that they do all these things to help.

DFDS had not been in constant contact with the family at all. Christine Kipling has been told by the family that during the early weeks when they returned from that fateful holiday they had little or no contact from DFDS. The lines of contact have recently been established due to public pressure again five weeks too late.

The search team is made up of volunteers who have been out day and night out in all weathers searching for Luckie and following up each and every lead, no one from DFDS has joined them.
The search team were sent CCTV footage of Luckie that we have not released to the public as it is terribly heartbreaking showing the time, date and location of him searching in desperation for his family on the first evening he went missing. THAT IS THE TIME ALL THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BY DFDS NOT FIVE WEEKS TOO LATE. They had access to the same information but chose to do nothing.

The fact of the matter is they promised the children their little boy would be found safe and waiting for them when they returned, AND HE IS NOT. Instead his life hangs in the balance, his life has changed forever, through no fault of his own he is in grave danger and every day that goes by he is at risk. Never forget this face, the face of a terrified little dog, that could have and should have been safe at home with his owners. Ask yourselves one question, what if this was the face of your dog? Of course DFDS are going to write lengthy responses defending their actions, but Luckie remains missing, Luckie made it off a secure ship, HOW x”

On 21st January another DFDS passenger posted on DFDSUK Facebook page (Visitor Posts) as follows:

January 21 at 7:23am ·
Travelled with dfds on Monday from Ijmuiden to Newcastle. I was travelling with my daughter in law and two small puppies. Now the accommodation for people was perfect but the "dog hotel" let down dfds. I had to make four journeys to the desk about the freezing conditions of the dog hotel. Also the desk staff smart assed answer was not appreciated. Maybe we can s
Elma57
I know that many people are looking for Luckie, but perhaps we should be giving every small black and tan dog a second look. I can only guess at how Luckie might look if he has been closely clipped, including his ears.



DogLostNina
Elma57 Thank you for your perseverance in getting the words to us.. Really don't know what to think about the whole affair. Hope DFDS is not trying to play the blame game. Come on Lucky after all this time prove the doubters wrong!
Mel
Thanks for the update Elma57 and for your patience typing it out! Dont know what to say now, seems everything is being done to get this boy home and we just have to keep waiting and hoping. Come on home Lucky xxxx
Elma57
Can't believe it. The second half of my copy of Alan Campbell's letter has not posted. I'll try re writing from where it left off.
cont...."She has also a contacted a professional animal search team to see if they can help in any way.
After my conversation with Ms Ulyatt I am assured DFDS have take this matter seriously and have offered both support and assistance to the family in the search for Lucky. I understand that a number of individuals have contacted DFDS claiming to be assisting the family and in my view, rightly, DFDS are continuing to speak to the family until such time as they have made clear what action they want taken. Ms Ulyatt stressed that DFDS are willing to help the family in any way they can.
I hope this addresses your concerns but if you that I can be of any further assistance please do dot hesitate to contact my office.
Yours sincerely
Alan Campbell MP Tynemouth"

I have endeavoured to copy this letter from Alan Campbell word for word and with the same punctuation. Last edited: 2017-02-05 09:51:13 by Elma57
DogLostNina
Elna57 Thank you. Well done! I will read and reread and try and get my head round this latest update.Last edited: 2017-02-05 09:40:15 by Nina
Elma57
Nina... As you will see, I have done it by the laborious method!
Elma57
"Thank you for your email to me regarding Lucky the dog who escaped from a DFDS ship. I sympathise with the family and the distress these events have caused them and as you are aware I have contacted DFDS to enquire what action they have taken to try and find Lucky.
Michell Ulyatt who is manager at DFDS has briefed me as to how events unfolded on 21st December. She tells me that Luckie's owners were responsible for placing him in the cage within the pet holding area on board. This area has a secure lockable door, which can only be opened with a swipe key. Swipe keys are issued to owners at check in for use during loading and throughout the journey.
DFDS's initial investigation showed that there was no damage to the cage that Lucky was placed into and they are continuing with their investigations as to how he escaped this area. Once Luckie got onto the car deck several members of staff tried to block his path or catch him. Unfortunately as you will be aware from the social media campaign Lucky is shy and nervous and ran off onto the quayside. Whilst DFDS are aware that information has circulated that he was under the jetty for five days afterwards, they have no reports of sightings in the area during that time, even though the Port of Tyne pilot boat searched that area, along with the RNLI, who were called out.
On being alerted to Luckie's escape DFDS immediately reported Lucky as missing to Northumberland police, the RSPCA, the dog warden, and three local animal shelters. Members of staff from DFDS port operations team and their offices searched the quay side and under the jetty, as well as driving around Royal Quays and surrounding areas to look for Luckie.
All staff working within the port and in DFDS Newcastle office are aware of Luckie's status as missing and know that they should report to either the search team whose number given on their posters or to a member of DFDS senior team so that they can follow this up.
With regard to what was happening on board once the ship had sailed. I am advised that DFDS put out several calls over the ship's public address system asking for Luckie's owners to come forward before the ship departed. These announcements were made in English, German and Dutch which are the main languages used by passengers on the service. Unfortunately the family did not make themselves known to staff until after the ship had left. DFDS arranged for a P0lish speaking member of staff on board to relay the message to them and liaise with them during their journey about the progress of the search. On arrival at Ijmuiden, the family was given this staff member's phone number and they continued their journey to Poland for Christmas.
The family returned to the UK on 6 January. Members of DFDS staff, including a Polish-speaker, met the family on the ship to discuss what happened and outline what actions had been taken to find Lucky. They advised the family that they would need to put any request for compensation to us in writing for full investigation.
MS Ulyatt has remained in touch with the family. After being contacted by a local volunteer DFDS arranged 2,500 leaflets to be printed for the volunteer search team to distribute in the local area. MS Ulyatt also arranged for Luck's story to be sent to regional broadcast media and all of the regional newspapers to raise awareness in case someone has taken him in.
Ms Ulyatt has also arranged for adverts to be placed in the Lost and Found pets section of the regional newspapers and on classified online listings, and are about to run a further print of posters for distribution. She has also contacted a professional animal sea
DogLostNina
Elma57 Thanks for your message, I will try and sort something out with admin.
DogLostShereen
Hi Elma,I hope I have't put anybody off.If so,it wasn't my intention...I was just copying the update from The Fb page.Sorry if any offence was taken.

Here is the post from FB including everything that has been and is being done so far.
"Help FIND LUCKY
13 hrs ·

Morning. Just to follow on from comments on posts we just want to bring you all up to date on whats taken place so far. Hopefully this will help reassure people and answer questions. Drones have been used. We have motion triggered cameras in various locations. Family belongings are also in various locations some with cameras The family come down all the time and have searched. Sat quietly throughout the night where paw prints were as well as other locations. We have luckies toys in areas. We have been watching areas throughout the day and night. Sniffer dog has been used. We have mediums on board. Recordings of the family chatting. Have used bitches in season. Had barbecues. Traps will be up this weekend and will be manned at all times. We have spoken to.many trackers and the advice they have given is they wouldnt be able to suggest anymore than we are doing. After time a dogs scent will change drastically so they do not feel at this point they can offer anything else but feel everything that can be done is been done. We cannot give details of where footprints were as we need to keep area as quiet as possible. If luckie is there he may well have become wild n be terrified of humans. We are constantly in touch with other experts about luckie. Can we ask if you are able to help search that you send us a message. We certainly can use help doing fingertip searches of certain areas but need to keep other areas and details private. Also please continue to try get media. Newspapers etc to take on luckies story. Thanks for all your support x"
Elma57
Hi Nina. Sent photo of elected mayor's email to admin about a week ago. Absolutely no response/reply/reaction whatsoever. Might try with latest letter tomorrow.
If no other way, shall try to find time to type copy of letter, but my own almost 14 year old lovely Labrador is my number 1 consideration.
Is there any way I can email the photo letter to you without everyone else knowing our email addresses? There would have to be a degree of trust between the two of us.





DogLostNina
Elma57 Any chance you can send a copy to admin@doglost.co.uk I am not sure how to go about it. Last edited: 2017-02-04 20:39:10 by Nina
Elma57
Re MP Alan Campbell's response to me. Not sure now to disseminate it to DogLost, but will do something tomorrow, even if I have to sit down by laptop and iPad and labouriously copy from one to other by typing it word for word. Really do not want to do that. I am not a quick typist. I'm no good at tech things, but if there is a quicker way to let you know the contents of the letter, please let me know ASAP.



mazholenk
I put some lengthy comments on FB help find lucky page, regarding the whereabouts of the paw prints and where the clothing was placed, because if there was any chance of it been lucky then why was a tracker dog not used to try and find a scent for this poor dog. Yes there has been a lot of media and publicity on lucky, but no one is getting all the facts I feel
DogLostNina
Elma57 I have emailed admin to see if anyone can help. I for one would be interested in getting more information
DogLostAlison - Administrator, Head Office & Area Co-ordinator, Lincolnshire
Send the photograph in to admin and I will ask our PR lady if we are allowed to post the content.
Skywalker99
On Luckie's facebook page it says pawprints have been left on some of the family's clothing, there are also photographs of what look like (to me) dog pawprints in mud. The search team are not revealing where this was, but lets hope. Elma57, I am sure there are facts that are not known. I assume you have a hard copy of the letter rather than an email, otherwise you could just cut and paste the contents onto here? Question is, would it be helpful for everything to be made public? Does it help make sense of the fact that not only did he get out of the kennel, but that he actually managed to get off the ferry?
Elma57
Nina, I sent an email on 24th January to Alan Campbell, MP, regarding DFDS and Luckie being lost from the ferry. Today I have received a long letter in reply. I do not know how to post it on here, and I do not know if anyone is interested in what the DFDS manager Michel Ulyatt says about how the events unfolded on December 21st. Some of the contents in the letter were news to me.
I have photographed the letter and am prepared to email it if someone would like to put it on here or Facebook for others to read.
DogLostNina
Wonder of DFDS head Office in Copenhagen are aware of what has and has not gone on with this story
Elma57
There is a detailed update on Facebook about what has been tried to find Luckie. Also, volunteers to help are needed.
ruthparky
2017-02-03 20:54 mazholenk .... Thank you. I wrote to Core13 asking him to clarify ... please see below for my comment on the thread. Core13 has declined to reply. I questioned the positivity of his wording, asking for clarification; none came. I am asking for the sake of this sweet boy, Lucky; not for myself.
ruthparky
2017-02-03 20:19 Elma57
THANK YOU Elma for your message. I am aware that a search team is in place and 'The Team 'is doing all they can but if its possible to bring in another team, at DFDS' expense, why not. As Elma states the area to be searched is VAST. DFDS were sent a quotation from ASUK on 26.01.17 and have not replied; can someone please tell me why? What is DFDS doing? They are to blame; IT IS INCUMBENT UPON THEM TO ACT! We are all here to help and support in any possible but please can we have some facts as to what DFDS are actually doing because from where I'm sitting I see them doing nothing. We know the success rate of ASUK; its 80% !!! Please can we have some answers. thank you ..... Last edited: 2017-02-03 22:48:05 by ruthparky
Elma57
One of the wooded areas mentioned is Northumberland Park. I walk my dog there every day. I can't say that the park has been searched, but it is very small and most people who walk their dogs there are aware of Luckie's plight. If he was hiding there, I think he would have been sighted.


mazholenk
Do you know if anyone has searched in the wooded areas that core13 had said to look. These need to be fully searched x
Elma57
Luckie's posts seem to have come to a halt. Perhaps Shereen's last post to Ruth has put people off.
Maybe Shereen and her team have sighted Luckie ..... I do hope so .....and for very good reasons are keeping the fact quiet and are setting up feeding stations etc etc and will soon be announcing the good news that they have caught him safe and well.
If not, then I agree with Ruth. I have been down to the Port of Tyne today and walked and driven around the area. If Luckie has not been sighted as yet, I believe that several teams ..... professional or not ..... would be a great help as long as they were co-ordinated and not getting in each other's way. The area to be searched is vast!
ruthparky
Shereen. Thank you for your reply. Ruth
DogLostShereen
Ruth, The status I put on yesterday hopefully explains why another search team haven't been brought in....The team on the ground (not FB) are there 24/7 and are doing all,if not more,than paid team would be doing...Everything they are doing is from their knowledge and experience and backed up by other experts who have been doing this for years.Please read my update yesterday.Hope that helps,Thank you.
Skywalker99
Captain..don't dispute that he left the ferry, just find it hard to understand that he was actually able to do it and there were no safeguards in place to stop this (like a door!!)
ruthparky
I await, with great HOPE in my heart that DFDS have the decency to step up to the mark and employ the services of the professional search team. To date they have not responded to the quotation sent on 26th Januay. Luckie's search team is doing a wonderful job but he needs all the help he can get. Time is of the essence in the search for this lovely dog .... why the hesitation?
Captain
KatieRose, you previously posted as follows: "at 17.21 on the day the dog went missing a waggon driver saw "a black dog brown collar" running around the DFDS ferry terminal. There was nobody else around and concerned for the dogs safety he got out of his waggon and attempted to catch the dog but was unable to. His wife then posted what had happened to Facebook on the DFDS facebook page. I found the post about 10 days ago and the poster was spoken to. The waggon driver has since seen a picture of Luckie and confirmed this was the dog he saw. Oh and incase anyone looks for the post - DFDS have now removed it!!!! Good job i have a screenshot!!" Nina / Elma57 / Skywalker99 As the wagon driver saw Lucky at 17.21 on 21st December running around the compound he did get off the ferry and there have been a number of reports that he was seen on subsequent days on the quay. In the absence of any evidence to the contrary the one thing we can all do for Lucky is to share his poster and details far and wide in the hope they will reach someone, somewhere who has seen this little dog.
KatieRose
Nina / Elma57 / Skywalker99
Luckie escaped via the vehicle access ramp onto the ferry. He wS then seen running around the enclosed compound by a waggon driver. The driver was con erned enough to get out of his waggon and try to reach Luckie. He was unable to. At some pount the driver phoned his wife to tell her what was happening. His wife then posted this on facebook at 17.21. On the DFDS page. They have since deleted that post. However on finding the post the poster was spoken to who confirmed that her husband has since seen pictures of Luckie confirming that was the dog he was trying to reach. He also confirms there was no one else around at the time.
DogLostShereen
From Luckie's FB page, this is the latest Status.

Help find Luckie appreciate all your support in helping to search for him. We do have a professional search team working day and night to look for Luckie, so there is no requirement for us to bring in an additional search team. We are doing our best with funds raised by our volunteers at the moment and would ask that any ideas for fundraising be sent by private message only to admin on Luckies page to avoid any unnecessary confusion. We are in daily contact now with DFDS and would like to continue working alongside them in the search for Luckie. We now have a good communication system set up which is working very well for us and Luckies family. At this moment in time we do not feel it beneficial or appropriate to ask people to raise funds to help the search. This maybe something we can consider at a later date. It is important at this stage to continue raising awareness and getting posters and leaflets out to the general public. Please continue to support our team in searching for Luckie, he is out there somewhere and he needs all of you to help find him x
maxine
the ferry company should be paying for expenses for the family to come down from scotland to north east...they dont live so near and its costly....has anyone asked the rich ferry company to compensate the family for expenses?
Elma57
Yesterday I received a reply to my email addressed to Norma Redfearn, elected mayor of North Tyneside and Alan Campbell, MP. I am not confident about posting a copy, but here are the points (in quotation marks) made by DFDS in response to the mayor's enquiry.

"DFDS confirm that they are actively helping with the search for Lucky and remain in touch with the owners. In fact the family returned to the UK on one of their ships 6 January to discuss what happened since Lucky's disappearance and to outline what actions had been taken to find Lucky."

Mrs Redfearn understands that DFDS have remained in touch with the family since.

"Following a request DFDS also arranged for 2,500 leaflets printed for the volunteer search team to distribute in the local area. They are also displaying posters in public areas of their Newcastle office, the passenger terminal at Port of Tyne and have placed them on bus stops in the area, as well as sharing them with local businesses. DFDS also arranged for Lucky's story to be sent to regional broadcast media and all of the regional newspapers to help raise awareness in case someone has taken him in."

"Following a discussion with the family they have also arranged for ads to be placed in the Lost and Found pets section of the regional newspapers and on classified online listings. In addition to this a further 5,000 posters will be organised for distribution and a professional animal search team has been contacted to see if they can help in the search."

"DFDS believe their actions show that they have taken this matter seriously and that have gone over and above their responsibility to the owner in trying to help with the search for Lucky."

Mrs Redfearn concluded her email to me hoping that this helps to reassure me that DFDS are doing all they can to help locate Lucky.


I shall email my thanks to Norma Redfearn. We are no further forward, but she has taken the trouble to discuss this with DFDS, and to send me a reply.
nedk
I agree with you i think the same its sad to say but there could be a small chance but no one who works there seen nothing or not wanting to say just all so sad maybe we will never know feel for the familt so frustratingx
DogLostNina
I have this terrible feeling that Lucky may have been involved in an accident either on board with moving traffic or with traffic on the quayside and did not survive. I do wish there was a whistleblower working for DFDS or the ferry terminal that would let us know the truth My other thought is that he got to shore and was possibly picked up by vehicles heading out of the countryLast edited: 2017-01-31 10:28:37 by Nina
Skywalker99
Elma57, thanks. I believe he escaped about 30 minutes before the ferry sailed....there would still have been lots of activity around the car deck entrance then I think, not somewhere I would have expected him to run towards....suppose he could have got via foot passenger ramp but you would have thought he could have been persuaded not to.
Elma57
Skywalker99, the river is tidal at least as far as Newcastle and that is approximately 10 miles. As for being swept upstream on an incoming tide, I suppose so, but I don't really know. As for your last sentence, I do not understand either.
Skywalker99
Elma57, I am not surprised at the DFDS response, there also appears to have been a lack of communication between them and the Port of Tyne authorities....it is a long time since I lived in Newcastle, and I can't remember how far up the river is tidal, however is it possible any animal caught by the tide could be swept upstream first? I am struggling to understand how he could have got off the ferry in the first place, and how he could have got himself under the quay.
ruthparky
Elma57 Thank you so much for your help and for posting this .... I have posted on Lucky's FB page. Have you visited this site.... we need a team to help with specialist heat seeking equipment.
ruthparky
Elma57 Thank you so much for posting this information for Luckie. I have posted this on Lucky's facebook page; Help Find Lucky. DFDS, it seems, are denying liability; contemptible treatment of this poor family. DFDS should be held responsible for Luckie's escape and called to account as soon as possible. Animal Search UK should be employed immediately and DFDS should pay all charges. Why is this not happening...Last edited: 2017-01-31 08:08:35 by ruthparky
Elma57
I returned to N Tyneside yesterday after being away for a couple of weeks. I have kept in touch with all the posts.
Today I walked in Northumberland Park and saw many Luckie posters on bins. Later, I walked along Mariners' Lane and noticed a few places where a dog could squeeze under the fence surrounding the allotments. There is plenty of cover there. I went down Tanners Bank to the fish quay and saw more posters on lamp posts. Someone has done a very good job!
Although I know the area quite well, I have never before looked at it from the point of view of a dog living a feral existence. The area to both sides of Tanners Bank is derelict with lots of hiding places and I think that the fish factories and other food outlets probably have scraps that animals can scavenge. There is water to drink here and there.
All the way downstream from there to Tynemouth and Prior's Park there is a lot of scrub.
Sadly, any animal trapped by the tide would have little chance of getting to dry land since there is possibly only one place downstream of the fish quay beach with a ramp or steps to the promenade.
Elma57
I have received a fairly lengthy email reply from Norma Fedfearn, elected mayor of North Tyneside. DFDS response to the mayor's enquiry is much as expected. i.e. they have done all they can.
As soon as I can find out how, I'll post a copy of the email.
ruthparky
DogLost: Apologies... found it.... thank you
ruthparky
DogLost: please do you have personal email. thank you
DogLostClaireC - Area Volunteer, Buckinghamshire
Ronnie Lucky is not amongst those found. Some were chipped and reunited and the 3 that werent chipped are not him sadly. Thank you though.Last edited: 2017-01-29 16:55:40 by ClaireC - Area Volunteer, Buckinghamshire
ruthparky
Hello core13 is there any news? I know the search team is out today in NE29 6EE .... port of Tyne... wasteland and woods.... please keep eyes and ears alert... I'm in Kent but following on facebook and tweeting Luckie's poster... constantly.....
RonnieCSS
I've seen on facebook that Kent Police recovered several stolen spaniels on 16th January but I can't find the link
DogLostShereen
Good morning core13... Could you possibly give Christine a call on 07894449580.
Captain
APPEAL AGAIN FOR VOLUNTEERS THIS WEEKEND TO HELP WITH SEARCH FOR LUCKY ... from Lucky's group 28/1/17:
"Christine from the team and Luckies mummy need your help tomorrow (Sunday) in the search for him. If you can please spare a couple of hours to help them please come along meeting at 10am at the Port of Tyne entrance. Thank you. X"Last edited: 2017-01-28 23:42:40 by Captain
core13
Next to Percy main is A187 wooded area and other wooded area is Northumberland park and Off Hadrain rd A193 also wooded but will be found
core13
The Dog is in a wooded area look in wooded area the dog will be found aswell but feel it's in a wooded area
Jane
Shared Twittered
DogLostOwl
I have just been talking with one of the search organisers who thinks this is probably not Lucky but all possibilities are being explored and all options kept open. As there has been so much publicity, the search is likely to turn up every wandering dog for miles round. Yes, there are there are many people helping and all possible sightings are being followed up.
cockerspaniellover
Like you say not very clear but definitely the right sort of size and has tan and black coat. Come on guys let this be lucky xx🍀🍀
Skywalker99
the photo can be seehttps://www.facebook.com/Help-FIND-LUCKY-1907243089510504/n in the visitor posts on his facebook page which is here:
cockerspaniellover
That sounds very positive, the best news since he was missing. Do you have the photo so we can see? And are there people in that area to search and follow up today and weekend? I have EVERYTHING crossed xx
KatieRose
There have been two sightings of a loose dog in the Howdon area in the last 24 hours. Same location and same descriptions. On one occasion the person managed to get a photograph. Its blurry and everyone will see something different. Its worth noting however that last Tuesday there was a potential sighting at Howdon metro ........ fingers crossed this the break people have been needing !!
DogLostNina
Good luck to everyome who turns out this weekend in search of Lucky. Will be willing you all on from 100's miles away.Last edited: 2017-01-27 09:38:53 by Nina
Skywalker99
Would just like to say that I think whoever is co-ordinating the search for Lucky is doing a very thorough and well organised job. Well done!
Captain
APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS THIS WEEKEND TO HELP WITH SEARCH FOR LUCKY - "Calling all Luckie supporters DO YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED WITH SEARCHING Luckie needs YOU. If anyone can help this weekend we need areas of waste land finger tip searching around the Port of Tyne and Percy Main. if you can help please message Christine Kipling as soon as possible with your name and telephone number so we can get an idea of when people are available to help and what areas they can cover x OR PM THE PAGE X"
Link to appeal on page: https://www.facebook.com/1907243089510504/photos/a.1907245342843612.1073741827.1907243089510504/1922856174615862/?type=3&theater
DogLostNina
DFDS HQ is Copenhagen Denmark all contact details can be found on google address, phome etc.
Skywalker99
Another approach I have used when completely frustrated with a customer services 'computer says no' response is to write to the chief executive, marking the letter 'personal and confidential'. What I find so sad about this is not the fact that he escaped (because accidents do happen), but that the kennel was in an area where he could get off the ferry, that from comments I have read it is apparently not supervised, little things could have made a difference (a double door into the kennel for instance so that if a dog does escape there is a 'dog lock'), someone with the dogs at all times etc. I do hope he is found, I fear he may not be.
DogLostNina
First chance I have had to come on site today...thank you every one for what you have done and good luck in what we are trying to achieve
Elma57
Thanks KatieRose. That's kind of you. I'll try to have a practice tomorrow. In the meantime, if the info re my letter to MP and mayor is of interest to Facebook, please go ahead and do what is necessary.
Vikky
Sharing twitterLast edited: 2017-01-24 17:41:34 by Vikky
KatieRose
Elma57 put your finger on the screen on the word / paragraph you want to copy. Press down and a box should appear with the word select and two speech marks. Drag the right speech mark so that it envelopes everything you want to copy once highlighted select the box that says copy. Then go into wherever you want the info to appear press your finger down on the screen. The boxes will appear. Click paste and it should appear. X
Elma57
KatieRose, thanks for Facebook info. I have been on the page and even left a comment, but replies came by email. Just don't really know what I'm supposed to do. Probably better if you post to Facebook. More chance that it will arrive!
Re paste/copy, I'm on iPad at moment. ThanksLast edited: 2017-01-24 16:57:47 by Elma57
KatieRose
Elma57 and everyine else here is a link to the Facebook.page for Lucky - if you let me know if you are on computer or mobile i will try to explain how to copy and paste and get on the group x

https://www.facebook.com/Help-FIND-LUCKY-1907243089510504/

Elma57
Help find Lucky Facebook page: I don't know! I joined FB last week, but don't really know how to use it. Happy for you to post. No idea how to copy and paste either.
KatieRose
Awesome idea Elma57 re petition. Cannot do any harm i dont think. People can put comments on there too and DFDS will not be able to delete them!!
KatieRose
Well done Elma57 x
Are you on the Help Find Lucky Facebook page?? If not i can post and let them know what you have done. In addition to this are you able to copy and paste your letter onto here (missing out your personal details obviously) so that other local people can do the same?? Just a thought x
Elma57
How about someone starting a petition re Luckie and DFDS on 38degrees?
It would be a way of publicising this sad story, and if Luckie is out there somewhere, it might help.
Elma57
I have sent the same email letter to Alan Campbell MP and to Norma Redfearn elected mayor of North Tyneside. I think I have mentioned all Nina's and KatieRose's comments.
I expect I shall get a reply stating that they cannot get involved in DFDS business. I also asked for more publicity for Luckie to perhaps bring closure one way or another for the family.
Skywalker99
Nina, DFDS are unlikely to issue a statement about what happened and how he escaped as this could be subject to a court case and such a statement could be be seen as an admission of liability. I really hope that sighting is genuine. MPs are only able to help on limited things, but if enough people contact the local MP he may do something.
Juls
This is such a sad story , hope this is checked out , if someone poisoning should police be informed . Hope the metro station is checked x x x
KatieRose
Captain ive seen this post too and am desperately hoping its true and it can be acted upon. Unfortunately there is some vile specimen leaving out poisoned meat on street corners also in Howdon which is the metro station referred to

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=243840639385374&id=198971523872286
KatieRose
Elma57 you may also want to include:
Same stock answers given by DFDS helping the search for Luckie yet not one representative has been seen on the ground searching when searches have been organised. Neither have they physically put up any posters. They did provide 2000 leaflets but compared with the charitable donation from murphys army of 10,000 leaflets it kind of pales in comparison.
2. Why have they removed the post dated 21.12.16 at 17.21 from their facebook page regarding a waggon driver who has seen a black dog with a brown collar running around the port area? (Lady subsequently spoken to and her husband the waggon driver who got out of his waggon to try to catch the dog and confirmed it was Luckie. He also confirms the dog was alone and there was no one else in sight!!!)
3. It has been reported that Lucky remained in the vicinity of the ferry terminal for 5 days whether under the jetty or not. Where was DFDS's help trying to catch Luckie??

Im also thinking if you write this letter maybe it could be displayed and then used as a template for other local residents to copy and send??? X
Captain
Reported sighting on Tyne and Wear Metro Facebook page today - "Luckie was last seen at Howdon Metro Station last Tuesday afternoon."
https://www.facebook.com/mymetrotw/photos/a.281321805220398.73496.273400136012565/1408533705832530/?type=3&theater
DogLostNina
Elma57 Thank you
Elma57
Nina, I'll email Alan Campbell and my local councillor tomorrow.
DogLostNina
Elma57 thank you so much for your reply. The thing is I am sure all followers of this page are mystified how this came about. DFDS have not given us the public as far as I know any explanation of why she escaped. What they did to secure Lucky when on land and what they have done to try and find the wheherabouts of Lucky. Its beem a long 4 weeks of trying to find out the truth, and we are still not much further forward. A family and their dog go on Christmas holiday with DFDS and end up with a lost dog. I am sure these words may give you some guidance but others may have a much better way of putting it. Your help in the area is gratefully accepted. I am sure MP;s cannot be dimissed as easy as the public can be as far as DFDS is concerned.Last edited: 2017-01-23 22:21:36 by Nina
Elma57
Nina, I am local to North Tyneside and am happy to email Alan Campbell and also councillors, but am unsure of how they can help. I know the whole story of poor Luckie, but what points would you like me to make, and what action would you like the MP and others to make?
Mary
How was the sighting on 27th confirmed? Could they be mistaken and was it perhaps a similar local dog. With a perimeter fence is there still a possibility that Lucky may not have left the port. Fishing vessels spend many weeks at sea could Lucky have boarded a boat that has sailed or one still berthed at the port. There are so many places Lucky could be. For security reasons Port of Tyne are unlikely to allow a mass search of the area, but if K9tracker was willing and allowed to search there may be some answers.
Skywalker99
I have looked at the photos....would he really have jumped off that quay into the water? It would have been noisy, wouldn't he have bolted for somewhere quieter? Would anyone have seen him if he did. As with all these things the search team probably have lots of information they are not releasing...
Elma57
Re my query earlier about the time that Luckie escaped from the ferry, I now believe it was 16.30. That makes sense to me as the ship leaves the dock at 5pm.

For those of you who do not know the area, you could google "DFDS ferry terminal North Shields photos." It might help to see pictures of the area.

I really do not know how Luckie, once in the sea, would be able to get out again, except if he was washed towards the fish quay beach or similar. Also, it would have been dark when this happened.
Vikky
I'm sorry to hear of your disappointment, please email into us at uk.customercare@dfds.com so we can investigate this further ^NC....this was taken from a comment on their Facebook page
Juls
Hi went on complaints at dfds done write up but won,t send unless I have a ref num and booking number which I don,t have . X x
Juls
Can,t believe dfds are not helping this poor dog and owners did go on there website not sure if you can put in a compliant they must have a head office ?x x
DogLostNina
I phoned them, at least I was lucky to get a human and tell them before they asked me where I live.Last edited: 2017-01-23 15:36:45 by Nina
Juls
I also went on Alan Campbell website will only look at if someone local , I am far away so will not look at email sent, same as Janelle . Could post letter but think the same x x
DogLostNina
Jayelle thanks for trying, I to live right done south ,but what the heck he cnat ignore comments surely
Jayelle
For anyone else contacting the MPs as Nina suggested, I have had a reply from Alan Campbell's office to say that he will only support requests from his own constituents. As I live way down south my emails will not have helped Luckie, but any sent by local people may have some effect.Last edited: 2017-01-23 15:27:23 by Jayelle
DogLostNina
I made contact with Alan Campbell MP office and has a civilized converstion with them, I got the impression that I was not the first and that they are aware of the situation. With Mary Glindon MP office they seemed unaware of Luckys story till I told them
Jayelle
...and presumably terminal and local CCTV has been checked?
Jayelle
A thought: he was seen on land on 21st December. The ferry company must have details of everyone who travelled through there in either direction from that time onwards so it should be possible for DFDS to contact all those people with Luckie's picture asking if anyone saw him again after 21st either in the terminal or surrounding area if he left it. That might shed some light on when and where he went next. Although data protection would not allow DFDS to give out those details, they could email shot them all with an attachment.
Jayelle
Nina I have sent an email to both MPs you listed below. Hope it others are doing the same and that it helps.
Now that a sighting by the waggon driver has been verified, is it possible for either a tracker dog or an area search dog to check the terminal area?
Hollieberry
This greatly saddens me that Lucky waited & no one helped him, this lad has been let down so bad.
Skywalker99
I think it is highly unlikely that there were two loose dogs running around the DFDS ferry terminal on the same day. Just as well that there is a screen shot and that someone has details of the waggon driver and has spoken to him.
Captain
Thank you for your update KatieRose and for taking the screen shot. Others have also said that post was removed. This is a link to the latest update from Lucky's page: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1921153201452826&id=1907243089510504&pnref=story

This morning the registered charity Murphy's Army very kindly donated 10,000 leaflets to Lucky's volunteer team to help in the ongoing search for him.

Your Dog Magazine have also shared Lucky's poster and details to their Facebook page today: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154600956699597&set=o.139195572288&type=3&theater Last edited: 2017-01-23 14:06:34 by Captain
Elma57
At what time did Luckie escape from his kennel? I think I read 8.30am, but cannot find the post.
DogLostNina
KatieRose thank you for your update. So it would seem highly likely that Lucky did make it back to the quayside judging by what you say. The mind boggles as to what happened later.
KatieRose
Mel and Nina re your comments: at 17.21 on the day the dog went missing a waggon driver saw "a black dog brown collar" running around the DFDS ferry terminal. There was nobody else around and concerned for the dogs safety he got out of his waggon and attempted to catch the dog but was unable to. His wife then posted what had happened to Facebook on the DFDS facebook page. I found the post about 10 days ago and the poster was spoken to. The waggon driver has since seen a picture of Luckie and confirmed this was the dog he saw. Oh and incase anyone looks for the post - DFDS have now removed it!!!! Good job i have a screenshot!!
DogLostNina
Don't forget my message of 21.1.17 at 13.16 about comtacting the MP's for the North Sielfs area. Their names are printed and you can google all contact details, they may be the people who can get the true story
Mel
I have followed this sad story from the beginning. There are so many conflicting stories and I think someone must know exactly how this occurred and what happened to Luckie immediately after leaving the ferry. If we go back go basics then perhaps we can decide if this brave hound is still out there for us to find. Its a really heartbreaking story. 😢 xxc
DogLostNina
It crossed my mind that Lucky could have been picked up by any car or lorry returning to Amsterdam and smuggled on board a ferry.
Skywalker99
Claire C, under stand what you are saying, and like you I fear he may have lost his life in the water. However, the ferry port is on the river which is not that wide, and the port is about a mile and a half up it. At its mouth the entrance to the sea is not that wide because of the harbour walls. The river is tidal at this point though. The story of what actually happened has conflicting reports, but I believe he walked off the ferry as it hadn't left port. The latest post on his Facebook page says that the Only help the ferry company have given is to print 2000 leaflets. No staff have joined searches, and it appears that no attempts were made to secure him when he was seen. His latest poster indicates a reward is available for his safe return.Last edited: 2017-01-23 08:22:16 by Skywalker99
Captain
According to Lucky's Facebook page the last confirmed sighting was 27th December 2016 with an unconfirmed sighting on 30th December therefore it seems he did survive leaving the ferry as he was seen afterwards. There are also other comments on the page that Lucky was seen under the jetty. The Thunderclap details were from information on Lucky's page. The text was agreed with Lucky's search team who are aware of the full details of his escaping from the ferry and subsequent events. The bottom line seems to be that help needed to secure Lucky in the first five days when he was waiting on the quay was not forthcoming ...
Hollieberry
I have read many reports in different pages two of them are on luckies thunderclap page I will go through them again in the morning. I have been try to get luckys plight know all over the place .
DogLostNina
Thanks Hollieberry for your last message. Do we have any idea who produced the story of Lucky hanging around the jetty for days after the ferry left. Just trying establish whether fact or fiction
Hollieberry
Read Luckies thunderclap page
Hollieberry
It was reported that Lucky was seen in & out of the water ,sorry I did not mean he was in the water the whole time. It could also mean that each time the water level rose he was swept out with the tide and swam back. He was sighted for 5 days after he left the water and he was sat under the jetty .
DogLostClaireC - Area Volunteer, Buckinghamshire
I think you have to ask yourself the question would any human or animal, especially an animal with I think longish thick fur can survive in an extremely cold North sea for 2 days swimming around the answer would be no! Hypothermia would have set in within 10 minutes and I am being generous on time! For a dog, the cold and wet fur would have made it succomb earlier! I have just been reading the post that nickyjm put on 17/01 @1300 where it implies that if Lucky had drowned then his body would have been washed up along the beaches, this is not always correct due to the weight of wet fur it usually gets dragged under and may never resurface but gets dragged by the currents. Bodies also swell to a large extent and very sadly you have to think of a balloon! Like you all, i sincerely hope that Lucky is safe on land somewhere. I apologise if I have been blunt.Last edited: 2017-01-21 21:19:00 by ClaireC - Area Volunteer, Buckinghamshire
nedk
Thats good have missed a few of the beginning posts praying for anything thing hope anyone workin there reading this may helpx
DogLostNina
Surely no dog can swim for two days and then to survive 5 days on its own, takes some beleiving
Hollieberry
It has been said that after 2 days swimming about he was seen for the next 5 days under the jetty .
nedk
Thats the thing did lucky survive the waterx
Hollieberry
Yes nedk if only we could get DFDS to search but they will not listen , I have just read a post that says Lucky was seen swimming for 2 days before he was seen on the land .Gut instinct tells me that this confused frightened boy will have found somewhere to hide .
DogLostNina
Been thinking...wish we had someone with knowledge of sea going vessels who would know if a small dog could survive falling into the water from a ferry, and the impact that a ferry starting its engines up and moving off, would the dog survive the wake of the water and be able to reach the shore line
nedk
Yes i agree hollieberry perhaps the ferry.company could check places inside to see if he locked surely it wouldnt take long for the workers just to check hope it gets done soon x
Juls
Just looking at posts dog lost Shereen post could use in the draft if that ok as tells story of what happened , then I can add other notes .
DogLostShereen
Sylvia thank you...If you cll Christine on 07894449580 she can let you now about posters.
Juls
These MP names given below must have email addresses on there website , I am to far away to help with search but If want me to see and have a look very happy to send a email if could help x x
DogLostClaireC - Area Volunteer, Buckinghamshire
I would doubt about swimming as the sea.would be too cold and would almost certainly perish!
Hollieberry
Workers at the docks must have seen Lucky at some point. Just wish there was more info from the docks or DFDS there could be so many places that Lucky could be locked in .Also vehicles coming & going at all times of day.
Hollieberry
Workers at the docks must have seen Lucky at some point. Just wish there was more info from the docks or DFDS there could be so many places that Lucky could be locked in .Also vehicles coming & going at all times of day.
Sylvia stevens
Is there anybody local that would print of some copys and I will collect asap and get these posted over jarrow and south Shields areas where I think that's where he would of gone cos that would of been quicker then going down river
DogLostNina
Jayelle I think this is one of the problems with this situation we just don't know the facts of if,when,how and why Lucky could possibly made it to shore after leaving the ferry
Sylvia stevens
He would have to swim jayelle cos it's fenced all around and the only easier way is to swim across
Sylvia stevens
I have no printer
Sylvia stevens
Iam willing to post and put up posters over the other side of the Tyne if someone had posters that I could collect I would go out tonight and post these along the other side of quay areas and post around the doors that is not a problem but who do I collect the posters from
Jayelle
Is it too late for a good tracker dog to work his scent from under the jetty where he was said to have been for 5 days? Could he have left that spot by land or would he have had to swim away?
DogLostNina
Everyone please look at my message at 13.16 contact the MP's for the area of North Shields the names are there you only have to look up their contact details. MP's can do so much to bring pressure to bare in many situations
Hollieberry
Nina you think like me I think you would get moved on pretty quick though unless you stood on the roadside just before the docks where the vehicles queue
cockerspaniellover
Surely there are people both sides of the Tyne that would help try and find lucky with searches and posters etc.... this is one loved and desperately missed pet who must be terrified
DogLostNina
If volunteers stood near the docks with a megaphone letting people know he was missing do you think it would draw some publicity, which would be no bad thingLast edited: 2017-01-21 16:05:51 by Nina
Sylvia stevens
Has anybody posted leaflets over jarrow , south Shields ,areas cos the chances are he could of swarm over the other side of the Tyne
Captain
Agree the priority is finding Lucky. He could still be in the local area or further afield by now so his details/photos/posters need distributing locally sharing everywhere to make as many people as possible aware and to try and get more sightings. For this resources are needed for all methods of publicity. His family, group and volunteers are doing all they can. Lucky desperately needs more people to be aware he is still missing and actively looking for him.
cockerspaniellover
Whilst this whole situation is awful, the priority is finding poor Lucky and reuniting him with his family, let's put more emphasis on this until found and look at other things after xx come on people lets try and arrange another search or just spread the word and keep your eyes open for him being advertised anywhere xx
Hollieberry
At the end of the day what we all really want is to find Lucky & get him home poor little fella .We need somehow to get this on the news and get the nation looking for him.
Hollieberry
This is the same message that DFDS are giving on twitter .Maybe we should pick a day for everyone to ring customer services and see if we can get a reaction then. I notice the top phone number up above is the volunteer that is distributing the leaflets & co ordinating the search .May be she can say what help DFDS have offered.
Skywalker99
Captain, there is a corporate trying to avoid a liability claim, and there is basic compassion and human decency, in this case the two do not seem to be compatible. I suspect they think they are not liable...I also think a court would take a different view.
Captain
This is the response given to people posting to the ferry’s FB page asking what they are doing to help find Lucky :
“DFDS UK We are actively helping with the search for Lucky. We're in contact with his family to give updates & assist where we can. ^KM”
The were also asked “Why was the area of the ferry used to hold dogs travelling with their families not secured?” but this was not answered.

From the information on Lucky’s page this has consisted of having some posters printed: https://www.facebook.com/1907243089510504/photos/a.1907245342843612.1073741827.1907243089510504/1917966011771545/?type=3&theater

It has been suggested by a number of people on Lucky’s page that the ferry company should be doing all they can to help find Lucky but his page clarified yesterday as follows:
“They won’t deal direct with us. Luckies owner has to email them in polish all our requests and then they will consider a compensation claim when it’s been addressed by their legal team it’s not effective for us we are having to work on our feet”

The volunteer team searching for Lucky had to order another 3000 leaflets themselves on Friday and volunteers are distributing them.

The bottom line is that Lucky escaped from an area used to hold dogs travelling with their families Mistakes/accidents happen, but the true worth of any organisation is the ability to speedily recognise this and acknowledge, rectify and assist as any good PR department knows, and especially if life/lives are in danger and Lucky's was and is. It can be the key to turning bad publicity into good publicity. Speed was and still is of the essence, and passing everything through a legal team rather than pulling out all the stops to help find Lucky, is not helping Lucky or his family. A search for their official website brings up this statement: "Whether you're seeking freight shipping services, logistics solutions or passenger ferries, DFDS delivers superior reliability and unwavering customer service"

Another of their customers has posted on their Facebook page today as follows:
“Travelled with dfds on Monday from ijmuiden to Newcastle. I was travelling with my daughter in law and two small puppies. Now the accommodation for people was perfect but the "dog hotel" let down dfds. I had to make four journeys to the desk about the freezing conditions of the dog hotel. Also the desk staff smart assed answer was not appreciated. Maybe we can send someone done to clap the puppies. Mmmm not happy. Also think you have to bring kennels up in standard some of the kennel fronts very rusty. Also the "sand box " had just had fresh sand thrown on used sand, Sorry dfds, but can't give you full marks for this trip.....disappointed. As far as I'm concerned two legs or four, a fee was paid for accommodation for the pups too, sub standard on dfds part.”

Feel this is all very worrying for other dog owners who may be considering travelling with their family pet on ferries.
DogLostShereen
Is there anyone local to search area's willing to take on printing posters if a printer can be bought ,or have one yourself where ink will be supplied? we realy need more posters without the team forking out for expensive print co's...please post here if you can help?....Also looking for trusty volunteers to do some shifts to relieve the people on the ground...If anyone can help with these things please call Christne on 07894449580Last edited: 2017-01-21 13:44:06 by Shereen
Hollieberry
Nina anything is worth a try
DogLostNina
I googled MP for North Shields and came up with two names Alan Campbell MP Tynemouth and Mary Theresa Glindon MP North Tyneside. All their contact details are available for public viewing ,,email, telephone details they are on facebook and rwitter.....wonder if they would be interested in hearing from all dog and animal lovers.Last edited: 2017-01-21 13:29:52 by Nina
Hollieberry
I doubt very much that there is even posters in the docks area. We must remember that most people who pass through this area are not local people .DFDS are removing comments from their twitter pages yesterday there was a poster with Lucky on & now it is gone.
nedk
Whats around the area fields industrial estate have storage units been.checked and surroundings just strange the dog carnt of gone far without any sightings who sighted it first a worker has he been questioned just.all a bit a strange the whole story not quite adding up x
Skywalker99
Hollieberry, that is what it says on his Facebook page, and everything has to go past the DFDS legal team before they respond. I really hope DFDS are reviewing and changing their onboard procedures. If Luccky got into the car hold (about the only place he could really escape from the ferry from) he must have been terrified, they are very noisy places.Last edited: 2017-01-21 12:34:53 by Skywalker99
DogLostNina
In my opinion the next step should be to contact the MP for North Shields. Make them aware of what has gone on in the past, at present and maybe in the future with a major company in their area. Its possible that dog owners may start to avoid using DFDS if DFDS are seen to be having problems.
Hollieberry
From what I have read the comments say that that the searchers & family are having to pay for & distribute posters themselves.It also says that DFSD are only responding to letters in writing & in Polish. This is a truly shocking state of affairs the death of one dog last year and 6 months later the loss of Lucky both this dogs could have been helped .
DogLostNina
Captain are you or anyone aware of what DFDS has done to get Lucky back. DFDS surely cannot walk away from this situation and hope that the generall public are going to take over the task. They surely have the power to bring in their PR team to get maximum publicity, after all he did go missing on/from their property.
Captain
LouLou, sadly Lucky's family were not aware of his plight.

Lucky escaped from the holding area on the ferry one month ago today and the last positive sighting was 27th December 2016. More sightings are desperately needed. Lucky could still be in the local area or further afield by now so all shares everywhere are valuable to make as many people as possible aware of this little lad.

Please keep supporting and then sharing Lucky's Thunderclap which has been set up to help make more people aware he is still missing and to try and get more sightings. The more supporters Lucky gets and the wider the social reach of his appeal the more chance it will reach the one person who has seen Lucky or knows what has happened to him. Lucky's Thunderclap can be accessed from his Facebook page or via this link:

https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/52203-find-lucky-missing-ferry-dog

Time is of the essence for Lucky. He needs all the help he can get and he needs it now.

DogLostClaireC - Area Volunteer, Buckinghamshire
Have asked Nik.
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
Shared
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 P - Area Co-ordinator, 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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