Lost: Brown And Black German Shepherd Dog Female In South East (CO15)

  • Dog ID 80608
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 30 Dec 2014
  • Name ELLA WAS IN SEA PLEASE HELP
  • Gender & Breed Female German Shepherd Dog
  • Age Young Adult
  • Colour Brown and black
  • Marks & Scars Blue collar
  • Tagged No
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 30 Dec 2014
  • Where Lost Clacton (Jaywick beach)
  • Lost In Region South East
  • Lost In Post Area CO15
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Listed By Mcstewart89
  • Views 31466
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Helperpoppys petsLesley (ID84584)
I would like to add Ella to a long lost per article ( in brief) in a newspaper up here in NE. I know a sad subject but hopefully the owners won’t mind?
Paddy
Check out please. 119939. Looks so similar. Fingers crossed xxx
Coco
Think different coat. please check ' found' ID 108393. Just in case Shared
ClaireC
To date there has been no sightings or known whereabouts of Ella. It is feared she perished when she went into the sea. I will leave as missing still though.
duffs54
Just did a share just in case x
ClaireC
Hi Jo no sorry there has been no news. Thank you for thinking of her. I still always cross check against any found ones as well xx
jo
I don't suppose there has been any news on ella just checking in. I still think of her
ClaireC
To date there has been no news of Ella. My own personal thought on the deceased dog found is that i dont think it would be Ella as the person who originally posted stated "terrier" type and Ella was a lot larger than a terrier. RIP Dog. Thank you for thinking of Ella and I always keep an eye out on the beaches when I am down there
jo
awe poor dog rest in peace, I hope someone comes forward even for closure put an owners mind at rest if they have lost one.
Thanks for letting us know, i don't think there has been any news on ella.
Tinksbaby
this popped up on my news feed just in case its ella found southend on sea 9 hrs
DEAD DOG on ‪#‎thorpebay‬ beach opposite yacht club in between launching ramp and beach huts. Pretty gross and decayed. Could have drowned and been washed up by tide or perhaps got run over and managed to get that far. It was quite a sight on a school trip. If you know anyone who's lost a dog, it's a small terrier type, think it's got cream fur but I didn't really want to get too close.

duffs54
I pop back too for any updates, so sad there hasn't been any x
jo
I know i haven't been on here in a while has there been any news on ella?

jo
ClaireC
At present date I have always kept a eye out for Ella when I have been in that area as I have a holiday home there - hence that is how I know owner. There have been no sightings or even suggestion of any sighting of Ella. I will always continue to keep a look out for this girl ... just in case. Paddy the dog you commented on wasn't Ella but thank you for thinking of her. Last edited: 2015-06-05 19:40:34 by ClaireC
Paddy
I have just seen also the dog on the Norfolk Dog Wardens page does look a lot like Ella - Has anyone checked it xx
skyninchar
bit of a long shot, i saw this dog on fb last night, and thought of ella, i have just found it again https://www.facebook.com/190082457735930/photos/pb.190082457735930.-2207520000.1428586055./776854499058720/?type=1&theater
Viv B
Oh, such a shame, you've worked so hard to find her.
ClaireC
Have just come back from Essex today and there has been no sightings or even hints at a sighting.
1951BONNY
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155375768930454&set=gm.1550771665193515&type=1
Elaine Tinker and Hemps mum
poor Ella, I am praying she is safe and will get home soon xx
ClaireC
Sorry nothing to report.
ClaireC
I am back down there again these next 2 weekends and will continue to keep looking and asking local people. Tony the fisherman is still away on hols until end of Feb and will check with him at the time. xLast edited: 2015-02-24 09:07:55 by ClaireC
ClaireC
Just returned from Essex. Spoke to lots of locals and other people out walking along the shoreline but nothing to report. Tony the Fisherman is away on holiday until end of Feb so was unable to ask him if he had had any sightings etc.

Sophiesuds - which Dogs Trust and I will happily have a look? Ella was very young at time of going missing. Dogs Trust would have done a thorough scan for a chip and if it was Ella then it would have shown up I think.Last edited: 2015-02-16 21:28:22 by ClaireC
sophiesuds
There is a dog with a similar coat etc to ella on dogs trust been there a while but came in very matted evidently, also says she older than Ella but maybe worth a look she's called sasha.Last edited: 2015-02-16 20:32:01 by sophiesuds
ClaireC
I am East coast this weekend into Mon and we keep an eye out for all dogs that might appear uncomfortable with an owner or on their own.xx
Elaine Tinker and Hemps mum
Please take a look at my girls pages Tinker and Hemp 71080 and 71081.
Thank you xxxx
Elaine Tinker and Hemps mum
Oh what a shame, if only she would show herself and get found, my girls Tinker and Hemp have been missing almost 8 months, but I'm still out everyday searching, we won't give up xxxx stay safe Ella xxxx
ClaireC
Walked the shoreline in beautiful weather and very millpond sea which you could see a fair distance today.
Spoke to lots of walkers and local people but there has been no sightings at all. I am back there again over the next weekend and no doubt we will be out again. As we are now members of Essex Wildlife Trust, and weather permitting we hope to get across to the island. Will also be speaking to some of the local fisherman.Last edited: 2015-02-08 22:26:35 by ClaireC
Elaine Tinker and Hemps mum
Fingers crossed. Good luck. Hopefully we will all get news of our missing pets soon xxxx
ClaireC
None at all. I shall be down there possibly over the weekend and out walking the shoreline so will keep eyes open and ears open just in case there has been anything seen or heard.
Elaine Tinker and Hemps mum
Still no news on this girlie? Xx
ClaireC
Ha ha no prob we all have them. xxLast edited: 2015-01-31 12:18:52 by ClaireC
sophiesuds
Sorry Claire the one in Oldham I saw on another site, senior moment I'm afraid, but it's now been established that it's male anyway. Apologies
ClaireC
I cant actually find it! Am I missing something?
sophiesuds
There's a dog recently added today that looks similar in coat and colours to Ella but in Oldham, maybe worth checking but doesn't say if female or not. I know it's a lng shot.
ClaireC
Just been checking with my contacts who live local to the area of Ella being lost and to date there has been nothing to report.
sophiesuds
Thanks for the info Marissa, nice name by the way, just wanted clarification and you have achieved that. Not judging any rescue but was a bit concerned as no reply and you hear about these dog peddlars which obviously isn't the case here. There are so many illegal happenings in the dog world going on which don't seem to be getting addressed by the people in authority it ruins things for the good people in this world. Thank you again, and the hunt continues.
Marissa
Ok Just checked for you all, The dog in Rileys care has come from a family home not a pound x
Marissa
Please don't judge this rescue, Rileys is a newly set up rescue run by one very dedicated lady. This means that most days she is out either picking up dogs doing emergency runs etc so very very busy. I have asked someone to get in touch with me to double check but looking at the photos and the fact that they seem to have background on this girl I would say sadly its not Ella.As someone said if they get any dogs offered that look remotely like a missing dog they always check Hope that puts your mind at rest a little sophiesuds
shane2006
Depending on when photo's were taken dogs markings do/can change and people do do things that are illegal. Is it a coincidence the dog has the same name or could they have scanned the lost Ella if it is her. Just clutching at straws!!!
ClaireC
I agree with Bubbles. I would add that for Rileysgsdrescue to advertise a dog knowing it was this lost Ella I don't think it would be in their best interests as they would know that this would be totally against the law. Thank you for looking though and keeping Ella in mind. Always happy to check anything out.
BUBBLES
I have just been studying the picture of Ella at Riley's against Ella and the mask is different Ella above does not have the dark area above the eyes.
sophiesuds
Sorry, the name of the website is rileysgsdrescue.co.uk which when I think about it is obviously a business and not a rescue with the co.uk. Haven't heard a thing from them after numerous emails. There's a dog at the bottom of the adoption page called Ella from the 6th January, but doesn't say any history or from what area. There's a photo of her. Just seems the right time if she was in the pound for her seven days and right name. Hope you get more joy than. Have so far.
jo
any news yet anyone
ClaireC
What is the name of the website please?
sophiesuds
Thanks for that Shane2006. Just that I thought that after couple of days maybe something, also no landline which I thought a bit odd?
shane2006
I have heard rescues say they are run by volunteers and they may not get back to you straight away. Frustrating I know.
sophiesuds
I have now sent two emails to this dog rescue and not a sign of a reply. Would appreciate it if someone else could email them as I have mentioned that I was looking for a lost dog etc and was their dog from a pound. Think maybe a reply if come across as a genuine buyer. Anyone want their details rather than me name and shame them publicly?
sophiesuds
Haven't received a reply yet.
ClaireC
Will wait for your response again. Thank you.
sophiesuds
Have. Sent email to ask for more details from rehoming website.
sophiesuds
Hi me again have just across a website that has a dog called Ella on it th as the correct age but hard to tell from photo if it could be her. Doesn't say reason for rehoming, but doesn't have much info either. Anyone who knows Ella would be able to recognise her if it is her. She's also been available for the correct date etc.
ClaireC
No news. I think the GSD in Cornwall will not be her as Ella is chipped and I think the one in Cornwall isn't and a bit older (I'm told). Thank you though. xLast edited: 2015-01-23 16:11:57 by ClaireC
DogLostMichelle Area Volunteer-Hertfordshire
Posted on here yesterday - Female GSD found in Cornwall, long way away I know but worth investigating.
Elaine Tinker and Hemps mum
Any news on this beautiful girl?? Am really hoping and praying for her, along with my two missing girls xxxx
BigGSDPatlucky
I think we need to stay with reality here.
I know chips CAN move but not normal that they do that.
Also I very much doubt she has been passed on to a breeder.
Lets just remember she went missing she was not stolen.
We still have lots of very nice people out there.
Think we need to stay positive .
I know all these thoughts are with very good intentions.
We all want Ella to come home
Fingers crossed
shane2006
I would have thought the people that do the scanning are aware that microchips are known to migrate, therefore in the hope that Ella is found her chip will do it's job.
Shelagh
As Ella was in season somebody may have passed her on to a breeder. I will scroll through and see if her pic has been sent to local breeders,if not I will send it.
Shelagh
I know Ella is chipped but just today I read of two missing dogs whose chips have moved ,one moved to below shoulder and one in dogs leg. Point is Ella chip could have moved and she could have been classed as stray. I know we all been trawling rescues but not from day 1, the day she went missing. Also selling sites the same sometimes you can go back on these sites. I think we should have a try at that. I'm sure we will all keep looking for Ella untilwe know 100% what happened to her.
Last edited: 2015-01-18 22:46:21 by Shelagh
Unknown
Still praying for a good outcome , even though I am too far away to help I do look out on all dog pages xx
ClaireC
Thanks Alison
AlisonH
I have removed Matts contact number and added admins number as contact.
Ricola
I just want to say my heart goes out to Matt. He is in an impossible situation.Matt and Ella will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.xx
ClaireC
I have asked admin to change phone number to a doglost number. Thank you everyone. If i hear of anything of Ella i or admin will update you all.xx
BigGSDPatlucky
I think under the circumstances we have to give matt his space
and leave him alone.
Lots of people wont understand that ,
Everybody does things in different ways .
Your number will keep going down the page .
Maybe you should replace his number with yours maybe others too.
please everyone do NOT give up looking .
Ella might still be out there.
I know how brilliant you all are.
Fingers still crossed
duffs54
AW that is so sad Matt it must be very hard for you please never give up as I'm sure you won't ever in your heart. I hope that she will be found so that you can have closure whether she is out there somewhere and has been found and is ok or the worst possible outcome that no one wants to happen, thinking of you at this very sad time xxx
Happiness yorkie lover xxx
Maybe an idea to change the mobile number listed above to the one Claire Weston has added below x x
Elaine Tinker and Hemps mum
I know the pain he is feeling, it's so hard, every time I get a call or text from a number I don't know, I think it's news of my girls.
No one will think bad of him I'm sure. I'm just the opposite I need to be searching to keep me going xx
sophiesuds
Have received a message on facebook that says owner is investigating a dog in a rescue in Preston, that looked like Ella and the timing matched? Presumably from what you say Claire, this is either old news or untrue I would imagine. Can understand how Matt feels especially as he thinks it better to draw a line under the sad situation he finds himself in, but he should know he hasn't given up or resigned himself to it easily and did what he could to find Ella which is he can be expected to do.
ClaireC
I have just been in contact with Matt, owner of Ella, he has asked me to say a very big thank you to all the people who have sent him texts etc. He is unable to answer any of them and has asked me to ask you all to now stop sending him texts. He knows that many of you will probably not understand just how he feels each time he receives a text as it brings it all back to him of the day Ella disappeared into sea and under and was never seen to surface. He doesn't want people to think him as a cold hearted person (which I know he is most certainly not)but he is trying to move on with his life and rebuild himself again rather than feeling so miserable. I asked him if he would like me to "take over" the many text messages that people with the best intentions are still sending and offering him advice etc feel free folks to send to either admin@doglost.co.uk or even to me on 07887652916 if you feel there is a lead worth pursuing or a sighting. Thank you.
sophiesuds
Heard from Gsrescue South, who keep telling me that the dog has been rehomed already. However, they also say she was surrendered as the family had a change of circumstances. That's all they say. So presuming their new arrival isn't Ella.
So I can only suggest we up our game to make rescues and pounds aware of Ella's plight in case she does turn up somewhere as stray or hand in. As well as checking adverts of course, which we are doing I believe. Not giving up!
ClaireC
I am still in touch with them.
BigGSDPatlucky
I do not think Ella's owner has posted.
Think it was a friend, cannot find any posts of late.
Lost dogs are they still in touch please.
I know they had a problem with some un feeling people on face book.
So I do hope they have given up for a few unkind idiots.
Fingers still crossed.
ClaireC
She wasn't spayed as she was in season when she went missing.
BigGSDPatlucky
Fingers crossed
Hope you hear something soon Sophiesuds
sophiesuds
Sent email last night, midnight, so now await reply. I am now out for most of day but will update as soon as I get back if I have a reply by then, just to save followers keep checking posts.
sophiesuds
Okay thanks for that, have scim read the whole post but can't find the actual part that states she's was due in season, but this is the situation with the dog on the rescue site in respect of season due so will contact them and ask them for her history etc to see if we can find out more. Thanks again.
Shelagh
Didn't it say somewhere that Ella was 'in season' when she went missing. That was in a paper I believe. Of course that doesn't mean it true. Just that I don't think she spayed.
sophiesuds
Glad to be on team Hemp and Tinker thanks Elaine. Always present and reporting for duty!
sophiesuds
Does anyone know if Ella is neutered, as there is a similar looking dog in the new rescues on gsd South called Hershey. Uncanny likeness in fact but it says on their facebook page that she has already been rehomed in one day! Presume it must be a fosterer who has fallen for her instantly.
shane2006
Hoping for a miracle that one of GSD South will be Ella.
Elaine Tinker and Hemps mum
I have got my fingers crossed that one of these girls is Ella. Good work sophiesuds. I am so glad you are also on team Tinker and Hemp xx
duffs54
ooh fingers crossed xx


BigGSDPatlucky
Well done sophiesuds
sophiesuds
Surprised myself and managed to send them the link!
sophiesuds
Have made gsd rescue South aware of Ella as they have two young girls coming into their care tomorrow both about her age. Will have a look at their picture etc once they are posted to see if either could be her and ask about history etc. they have asked me to post a link to them but I'm not good with links if a technical kind.
BigGSDPatlucky
Got email thanks.
If you have the friend or owners email .
Will you please ask one of them to get in contact with me.
You have my permission to pass on my email.
Thank you.
Fingers still crossed for this young strong dog.
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Patlucky, message received and understood re email, thank you. If it's Natalie, tell her thank you and keep trying. I wll send you something via email that may help. x
BigGSDPatlucky
I come here in the hope Ella is in the Blue.
I sent emails to AA dog rescue and NAWT (Essex)
I will phone them both tomorrow.
How is the owner must be terrible.
Keeping fingers crossed
sophiesuds
There's a dog described as a very pretty sable one year old Gsd bitch for sale with another GSD bitch in Sheerness Kent. No picture of the sable one only the darker one. It's on the pets4homes website.
ClaireC
I know, but when the person (who is not the owner) first alerted doglost didn't know she was chipped and he is not privy to the microchip number but we are aware she is chipped. I will ask admin to maybe change this part but I am unable. Thank you
shane2006
Claire it says on details microchip unknown. Minor detail.
ClaireC
Hi,as stated before Ella is chipped. Thank you for your helpful suggestions.
Helperpoppys petsLesley (ID84584)
Hope too the owner has done a door to door leaflet drop as if found by an older person who doesn't know about the dog warden or has internet, she could simply be being looked after.

And again, like us, over the holidays people travel far to go to the beach - we travel 20 miles - they may have taken her home to care for. We would have got her to our own vet - I would have felt a sense of urgency as I love animals so would not have driven around the immediate area looking for vets, I would have got her to mine. I know I have written this before.

Says unknown about Chip - should it be updated on her profile.
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
There is another female GSD missing in coastal Essex, Lily who escaped from NEW owners on first day, ID 81360 from Bradwell CM0. Both Ella and Lily are chipped.
BigGSDPatlucky
We are all hoping she will be back soon
It would be lovely
Fingers crossed
shane2006
I am looking several times a day hoping to see Ella in the blue. Wish I had a crystal ball.
sophiesuds
Still searching rescues sites and sale sites. Not that many in rescues, only found one today in Ashbourne Derbyshire but picture not the same although has had operation on leg after being found as stray, but probably too far away.
Whilst looking for various dogs I have been checking for Solomon everyday too but unfortunately nothing remotely like him lately.
Elaine Tinker and Hemps mum
Still got fingers crossed for Ella, come on little girl you need to be home just like my two little girls Tinker and Hemp xx
jo
aw i keep coming on here every day to see if there is any news she has to be somewhere still hoping come home baby girl
duffs54
I hate coming on here and seeing Ella still in the red, come on whoever might have her please contact the dog warden, fingers crossed for you and your family Ella xxxx
Helperpoppys petsLesley (ID84584)
Glad you feel the same Pat. I am sensing she is getting stronger too. I keep mentioning this ... but don't forget Lady's story 80797. She was being looked after by an elderly man all this time... Owner and pooch reunited after a newspaper article. better go...work
BigGSDPatlucky
Fingers still cross for this strong young lady to come home
ClaireC
sophiesuds, I believe the dog you have mentioned may now have possibly been reunited.
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Check for Kennel registration for breeder to be certain. Not sure how you'd do that though? x
sophiesuds
Can you have a look on the found section at the recently added Gsd that was found n the North East I think, photo not that clear and realise it's along way from home for Ella but who knows?
BigGSDPatlucky
Come home to your owner Ella
We are all routing for you
BigGSDPatlucky
Elaine watched your Rinker and Hemp.
I am so sorry they look as if they lived one another.
Fingers crossed
Happiness yorkie lover xxx
81310 please check x
Elaine Tinker and Hemps mum
Thank you patlucky. I have a YouTube video appeal: two lost dogs Tinker and Hemp
We just have to stay strong and Believe.
I also 3 German Shepherds, mum son and daughter xx
Happiness yorkie lover xxx
Pat lucky - tinker and hemp 71080 And 71081 xxxx
BigGSDPatlucky
Elaine please let me know your dog link and I will put it in dogs I follow.
I am so sorry to hear you lost your two
Fingers crossed
Elaine Tinker and Hemps mum
I have my fingers crossed for you, it's so difficult not knowing, where she is, I can sympathise with you. My two have been missing 7 months now, all we can do is pray, there are a lot of brilliant people that help doglost, we will get them home. Xx
duffs54
Me too, hope she is safe somewhere xx
BigGSDPatlucky
Keep hoping she will be in reunited.
Fingers crossed
BigGSDPatlucky
Bobble thanks
Not received anything as yet
DogLostBobble - Area Co-ordinator - Somerset & East Sussex
Sophiesuds, Don't worry I have arranged for link to go straight to Pat as it may be sensitive x
sophiesuds
Sorry about not actually getting link to you but I'm useless with preloved website as they never have a reference no etc. sorry
DogLostBobble - Area Co-ordinator - Somerset & East Sussex
Patlucky: I am getting the link to you - markings not 100% match but so close that need closer inspection.
sophiesuds
Preloved , german shepherd dog Essex , that's what I put in search came up with a 3 and 1/2 year old bitch in Canvey Island. Does seem genuine advert from a breeder but who knows? Pictures there too. The one in Colchester was male but right age unfortunately, I've read so many! Hope it helps
BigGSDPatlucky
Sophiesuds do you have a link to the found dog please
sophiesuds
Have just had a call from Jenny and Tiga from K9 trackers and she is going to try and speak to the owner and clarify actual circumstances etc in case she can help locate Ella if she managed to get out of sea and is now laying somewhere recovering etc. will keep her updated if any sightings are made, then we will have a basis from which to work from.
Did find an advert yesterday on preloved for a similar sounding dog but said age was different and photo didn't have same face marking, but it was in Colchester. Don't know if it's worth following up but it was on preloved.
jo
got this back from the K9 Search team

hi we dont charge, we are a charity and askonly for donations towards our fuel costs on searches. however we dont have anyone who could cover that area at the moment im afraid. we are all volunteers in our spare time and its too far away from all our handlers. hope shes found safe soon. x
aw ok thanks for getting back to me
BUBBLES
The story with a picture of Ella is running in the Clacton Gazette on the 10th Jan. Today I have still found no trace of a German Shepherd female found within a 50 mile radius. Come home Ella. xx
BigGSDPatlucky
Well done Jo
Sorry Jenny I stand corrected ,
could you help them if you are anywhere near please.
foundandlostpets I also do not think she has passed.
I am not sure why I don't .
I feel for the owner it must be terrible.
jo
Hi pat,

i have sent the information on alfidogs lost to matt and i have passed a form over for him to fill in as the owner has to do then they will put her details up this seems to go around the country so fingers crossed he does and she will be on more pages
Jenny & Tiga k9tracker
Patlucky - seems to be confusion here. I am K9tracker and Tiga will track a scent up to 14 days, I can not comment on K9search as we are both separate. If Ella went into the sea it would be impossible for Tiga to track. I am not sure how the salt water will affect the scent when back on dry land. Lets hope there is some good news soon.Last edited: 2015-01-11 14:40:44 by Jenny & Tiga k9tracker
Helperpoppys petsLesley (ID84584)
Ray and go to hunstanton beach to walk during the xmas hols which is 20 miles away from our Norfolk home. If we found a dog, good or bad, we would have taken her back with us and called emergency line for our own vet ... They are over the border in Cambs. I have an old phone that doesn't have internet and ray simply never set his up so would not have looked for vets in the area. So it might be a good idea to check vets etc further a field. The other point is remember Lady's owner was an elderly man and he found her and took her in ... She was gone two weeks. Posters were put up but he read about her in the newspaper and well, Lady is now home. So someone could have taken her in who does not have a PC or knows about the dog warden as Pat says. I didnt even know the dog warden was the law until two year ago. I think letterbox drops are a good idea too. Is she not chipped? Does Ella have a fb page. I will sound a nutter but I don't sense she has passed, only thoroughly exhausted.
BigGSDPatlucky
I am sure Ella being a young strong GSD could swim quite a way.
Could easy have been washed up along the coast.
The frustrating bit is she could easy have been taken in by someone as a stray.
It might have been someone who does not know the law and never heard of Dog lost.
Yes there are lots of people who still don't have a computer,
Fingers still crossedLast edited: 2015-01-11 14:00:56 by Patlucky
jo
thanks for the update claire it's very sad but no body has been found so not giving up yet someone could have her on another idea i know this is sad and i feel very sorry for these lads rest in peace the lads that were standing close to the sea in Brighton and were taken out at sea one of their bodies was found 3 to 3 1/2 miles out so on the off chance this poor baby didn't make it was sort of area is 3 miles out from there where she went in has the boats been this far out or more she has to be somewhere bless her ♥
Shelagh
OK barleysmum I have emailed poster to them.Brightlingsea,Wivenhoe,Marconi sailing clubs.Last edited: 2015-01-11 11:04:52 by Shelagh
barleysmum
I've just googled 'sailing clubs in essex' and there are quite a few. Has anyone contacted them? I see that
some of them, e.g. Wivenhoe Sailing Club have facebook sites but I dont know how to go about getting the link to this page on there.Does anyone have time and know how to do this please, particularly for areas which haven't yet been searched like Wivenhoe, Brightlingsea, Mersea, Holland? These sailors might be able to check the coastlines and/or know of places where she may have landed?
Just a thought.
ClaireC
I have just been speaking to the person who first alerted us to Ella. He has been unable to update as he had no access to the internet. He has advised me that to date the owner has said that there have been no sightings of Ella since she went into the sea.
jo
pat i have joined the page and sent in an email to them ill let you know when i see her on there i have asked people i know on my fb pages to keep a look further up the coastline and also rescues etc and if they see or hear of anything to let me know

i have also sent an email to the K9 search dog teamLast edited: 2015-01-11 10:18:50 by jo
BigGSDPatlucky
Jo
http://www.alfieslostdogs.com/
Looks like a good site to add Ella
Can someone do it please
I will add if you want me to.
jo
just out of interest a friend on my page has sent me this has anyone thought of these or contacted them if not can do it if it would help http://k9searchdog.org/ also has ella been added to this group do we know http://www.alfieslostdogs.com/ Last edited: 2015-01-11 09:44:46 by jo
sophiesuds
I only get the advert about some woman managing to lose weight after so many seconds, it's probably 8 out of ten times. Suddenly goes into advert as though I have pressed something for a pop up but I haven't then unable to get onto doglost website. Haven't heard yet from k9 but will keep posted. Have checked all rspca sites along Surrey Essex suffolk and Sussex but not showing Ella as well as other rescues. Really think if someone does have her then maybe tv is the answer as most people locally would see it and then finder may come forward.
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
Sophiesuds I'm getting advert too. Pat glad you've let NAWT and AArescue know about Ella.Last edited: 2015-01-10 23:49:57 by Me N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
BigGSDPatlucky
Jenny and Tiga will only normally track up to 3 days.
Still worth asking her.
Harder when dog is in water.
I did sent a message to both AA dog rescue and NAWT
As was suggested in an earlier post.
Did not hear from Lee(charter boats) so guess he found nothing
when out yesterday.
If Ella has been washed further then more sea sides needs to know.
If there anyone in Walton-on-Naze ~Mersey and any other places
Along that coast.
Please could they print some posters of Ella and ut them in cars shops libraries please.
Schools even kids do remember what they have seen and are good at this type of thing.
Please if you can help in any way.
Fingers crossed
Elaine Tinker and Hemps mum
Have just read the story of this poor girl. I am rooting for you Ella, stay safe and strong, everyone is looking for you. Just don't give up xxx
Daisychain
@sophiesuds yes I do all the time and when I try and view different pages etc. to be honest it's getting to the point I'm starting to not bother. This needs to be addressed.
shane2006
Sophie do you mean when you log on to D/L as I do not have that problem. By the way I think and hope Ella must have come back on dry land but not necessarily back to where she went in. Feeling positive that someone has got her thinking she was abandoned as she must look bedraggled, not everyone has internet or knows she has an owner looking for her. Do we know if she is friendly enough to go with anyone?
sophiesuds
Have sent email to k9 trackers Jenny and Tiga. Await reply referred her to doglost for details etc. will let you know if any contact.

By the way when I log on I keep getting some american advert cutting in, does anyone else?
Shelagh
Jenny and Tiga are the dog search team. Now whether she'd be interested in trying to track Ella,or quite how she would go about it ,I'm not sure. They have there own webpage if anybody would like to contact her.
sophiesuds
Have just been updated by the dog search team who are very sympathetic and understanding and are also watchers of doglost, but cannot help as their dogs are only trained to search for people not dogs unfortunately. Back to the drawing board. I have been looking country wide for Ella on a lot of websites and haven't seen any even resembling her age wise or appearance. Will keep checking though of course.
Seems like she made it to land to me and rescuers have taken her in probably with the best intentions. Hope in some ways I'm right.
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
Have farms been alerted, Im sure I've seen on a post elsewhere in the country that a dog had been posted on a farming site. How about localish hiking clubs. So Ella is not much more than a pup which is even more worrying as she wouldn't have the strength of an adult.Last edited: 2015-01-10 11:57:47 by Me N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
BigGSDPatlucky
To the question how far can dogs swim
I cannot find the story at the moment .
There was a Labrador that went missing off an Essex beach.
It was found in Kent.
So please keep positive
Fingers crossed
BUBBLES
As far as I am aware a dog warden would have to collect and take a dog to a pound where it will serve it's 7 days then a rescue space would try to be found. The local dog warden is aware of Ella. She may have been picked up by someone and still in the Clacton area. I was just wondering if there was any travellers sites in the area. I am still looking on the internet and have broadened my search to the UK in case she has been moved out of the area.
ClaireC
Jo, she would never have made it to Colchester (would take you approx. 1 hour by ferry boat) or Chelmsford (which is even further), certainly not by swimming. IF she made it out of the sea then it is always the possibility that she was picked up and taken to these places and I guess certainly for Colchester area there is a large vet practice I think is called Colne Valley. She is chipped though and would have thought that she would have been scanned. Somebody else posted that Ella did appear in the Colchester Gazette. I do believe that most (if not all) the DWs in the area are aware of Ella and if chip didn't pick up for any reason they are also aware of this site I am told. She is just about 1 year may only 9-10 months old.xLast edited: 2015-01-10 09:18:54 by ClaireC
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
I think she could be anywhere inland, possibly found exhausted and taken by car to a vets rescue or dogwarden. I can't find how far a dog can swim, but if she came out of the sea at some point there is no reason she couldn't have re entered sea/river again. She obviously needs food so could be looking anywhere for that. If only there was a possible sighting. Does anyone know how old she is?
jo
great news sophie,

looking at the map of the sea does anyone think it could be possible she could have made it further to another area like colchester chelmsford just wondered if it was worth me trying these places.
sophiesuds
Email explaining situation and asking for their help has been sent to Searchdogsessex. Have referred them to doglost for any information and will let you know if contact made.
sophiesuds
Have had communication from the charity that private pilots belong to who have been aware of Ella since I last contacted them. The chap in charge has sent Ella's poster to any local pilots that could in their course of work be flying over the area and upto date he hasn't been advised of any sightings . He has however advised me of a group of dogs that are used to search by scent for vulnerable people who maybe able to pick up her scent and help track her down. One group he mentioned is called Essex lowland search but has sent me another link to Searchdogsessex who I will email now to see if they can help in any way. Keep you posted.Last edited: 2015-01-10 00:38:00 by sophiesuds
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
Have farms on Mersea Dengie and that piece of coast that goes up towards Brightlingsea been alerted. I would think IF she is on land chickens might be vulnerable, don't know about rabbits, cos a girl has to eat. Golf courses could also be a good source of food. Are AA dog rescue and NAWT aware, I'm not good on computer so am unable to share except to my FB page.
BUBBLES
I have found no trace of Ella being picked up by a warden, in a pound or rescue centre, I will keep looking every day. I am just searching for GSD/Alsatian in the UK picked up as a stray between Dec 2014 and Jan 2015, lots of strays being picked up from all over UK. She may have been taken in by someone with no internet access. Where are you Ella.
jo
thanks pat
i hope we find her at least we will know but won't stop until we do she has to be out there somewhere i haven't heard anything from Tony he said he would keep a look out
BigGSDPatlucky
I am keeping in touch with Lee.
I have asked him if there were any rocks offshore.
As in Norfolk at Christmas a dog was save days after been lost.
It was stranded on rocks (see my post of news yesterday)
He is going out in his charter boat again tomorrow
He is going to a place that it is possible a dog could be washed up.
So fingers crossed and please pray for Ella to be found
barleysmum
Sorry, I ve just looked again and its there but out of date. Will keep searching daily.
BigGSDPatlucky
I could not find GSD on lostbox?
barleysmum
As we know, dogs can be picked up then abandoned a long way away. This is a longshot, but theres a gsd found today in Durham on 'lostbox'. Might be worth a look.
ClaireC
Both my husband and I did the walk from Brightlingsea back to and beyond St Osyth (some 6-7 miles worth of coastline)last Sunday. Sadly, we never spotted anything along the shoreline. Personally, in open sea and the extremely cold sea temp I doubt that she would swim to Mersea - its a fair distance.
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
I've looked at tide tables for area on 29/12 High 4.58am, low 11.27am, High 17.38pm. Ella went into sea 1.55 pm on an incoming tide. Incoming tide runs from Harwich to Brightlingsea. (I either read that on here or on one of the other sites I went on ) Looking on google map for CO15 IF she could make 10 miles she could have come out on Mersea, Dengie peninsula or anywhere along the coastline between clacton beach up towards Brightlingsea. I can't find out how far shepherds can swim BUT according to a vet on an American website they can be excellent swimmers (one of the top 1/2 dozen), they swim with heads above water, built like boats with a low centre of gravity, coat keeps them warm and some dogs have webbed feet (don't think shepherds do ). I couldn't find anything re wind direction. Gleaned all this from websites so please corrct me if I'm wrong, we all, especially owners need hope.
Last edited: 2015-01-08 19:06:57 by Me N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
ClaireC
Nice to talk to you last night Shelagh and thank you for getting back to me. x
BigGSDPatlucky
I would like to give some hope to the owner of Ella.
my friend told me about a Labrador that got lost in sea ,
That was in Southend it swam to kent.
I cannot find the story BUT I found one that was not long ago.
Please watch the video.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25506896
Please do not give up hope.
Chris63
I live in Colchester and this dog was in the local gazette. So hope it is found. X
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
Have any rescues in extended area been informed. Birdwatching clubs, members often walk around desolate and sparsely inhabited areas, especially marshes.
BUBBLES
No sightings and cannot trace her in any pound, but I will keep looking. Come home Ella. xxx
ClaireC
Shelagh please can you phone me on 07887652916 re talking to Media etc or perhaps you could hold back for at least 48 hours. TVM xxLast edited: 2015-01-07 16:21:06 by ClaireC
jo
if any one needs anything i can help wit like telephoning certain areas let me know i ma very willing to help with what i can lets get this baby found
Shelagh
I didn't see an article in gazette. Although they only show headlines. Not sure that Matt would be up for talking to Media,it would have to be a very close friend of there's and somebody who knows Ella well. Please if you know Matt and Ella contact the BBC on there behalf.
sophiesuds
Have just emailed bbc news to see if local station would be interested in doing an item on Ella. Have referred them to this website for info and contact details. Here's hoping
Unknown
you must contact the dog warden every day as we know even if chipped it doesnt always show ...maybe extend the coverage of the area ......she may not remeber where she lives as she will be confused .... all rehoming centres need t obe phoned regualry also someone could hand her in ......so hoping you get good news soon ..also as advised the media will run an article for you if you ask,,,,, they do down here xxx
BigGSDPatlucky
Well done Shelagh Savage
BigGSDPatlucky
Come on Ella show yourself.
Ella is a young strong dog
Cannot help thinking she came back to a beach at another point.
How is the owner doing must be shattered.
It is hard to know how he feels but have a good idea.
I want ~ like we all do this girl in reunited
Hope you are home soon Ella xx
Shelagh
McStewart 89 has posted few days ago that they'd been article in gazette,and radio were informed. Maybe a follow up article. I will try to look up article in gazette and see if there is much more that we could add.
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
You are all doing such a fantastic job, separately and together. What a team you are! Well done to the RNIL too as they do seem to care about dogs as well as humans and that says a lot about these kind people. I also like the mention of them rarely hearing of a dog drowning at that area.
Sopiesuds, I totally agree. The loval TV, radio and papers nee dto be alerted. I am sure they would pick up on a story as big as this has become. Problem is, we need someone to take the lead on this as I feel I am getting nowhere. I am not able to do this myself (because I'm deaf) and I don't think owners are able to, due to the stress they are under. So, I repeat my earlier posts of "will a relative/friend please call these places"? Or, anyone else who has contacts or can find them? Thank you. x
BUBBLES
Just had a message from Allen the dog warden they are aware of Ella but have not had any sightings as yet. They are keeping there eyes open for her.
ClaireC
She is chipped just not been put on. Thank you for thinking that though.
BUBBLES
01255 686766 Dog warden, I did send an email days ago but no reply. No luck with rescue centres as yet but I was under the impression a dog had to serve 7 days in a pound before a rescue place is found. Lets all hope that tomorrow brings some good news
Pam wyer
any idea of wardens have been contacted. or visit to pounds. I see she isnt chipped. or matt hasnt put it on here. as the register could be contacted. I do hope something is found soon.
Pam wyer
any idea of wardens have been contacted. or visit to pounds. I see she isnt chipped. or matt hasnt put it on here. as the register could be contacted. I do hope something is found soon.
ClaireC
Bubbles they live one street back from the beach area she was lost I have been told. Along this stretch of the beach would be many dog owners as it is the only beach in the immediate area that you are allowed to walk their dogs all through the year which makes it very popular with walkers.Last edited: 2015-01-06 11:34:42 by ClaireC
BUBBLES
How far they run is just a function of how far their legs will carry them. Big strong dogs, especially young ones, can run 5 miles or more. Small dogs may be able to go half a mile at most. Most dogs are recovered well within a two-mile circle of their home, especially because they normally will never run for an extended length in a straight line no matter how strong or fast they are.

If it is an outgoing dog, it will be looking for other dogs and for other humans who are friendly and likely to comfort, feed and shelter it. Neighbors’ yards and public parks are spots it will like. If it is a shy or older pet and not trusting of strangers, it will hide. Bushes and under cars are good spots.
How far away do the owners live from Jaywick sands could she be trying to get home.
sophiesuds
Can the local TV team not become involved, it would help make everyone aware on land if she has managed to reach dry land, and if someone has taken her home and not notified someone in authority, she would be noticed by others. Other people who earn a living on the sea either above it or n it or even under it would also be able to convey any information they had which at the moment may seem insignificant. How about emailing the bbc or itv as after Christmas they are usually looking for news items. I realise the owner would have to speak to the crew etc but it would also help the cause as rescues would be aware if she's been placed there too, as well as the empathy others will have for the owner to spur them on to volunteer should another search be arranged.
BUBBLES
I have been searching rescue centres around area and in Battersea, nothing yet. Not everyone is on the internet she may have been picked up by someone who was visiting the area. If she has come onto land she will be hungry and possibly scavenging. I will broaden my armchair search area for her. Micro light pilots for land areas if they will help.
ClaireC
If you were stood on the rocks looking out to sea land would be immediately behind you. The line of rocks go from the shore into the sea. If anybody wants to give me a call on 07887652916 i can explain a bit better.Last edited: 2015-01-06 08:48:10 by ClaireC
jo
I'm not giving up until we hear something on lines we have found her. Out of interest i expect people have tried this what aboutt the rescues just outside of Where she was lost the next town maybe. I am keeping praying for this baby girl lets hope she is laying low somewhere and someone finds her.
Shelagh
Can anybody with local knowledge work out where the nearest land is, in relation to last sighting.
BUBBLES
Maybe a good idea if micro light pilots could be asked to keep a look out for Ella and maybe all local farmers. If she got out of the sea the same day she was lost I wonder how far she could have travelled. I wish I could help more but I am not in your area.
BUBBLES
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1043107262381456&set=gm.334141786791005&type=1&theater

Full picture of Ella
BigGSDPatlucky
Posted by jo copied and pasted by me

Yesterday i emailed the RNLI at Clacton/Jaywick i got a phone call this afternoon a lovely lady by the name of Penny said to me nothing had been reported to them from the 30th Dec she said the only rescue they had gone to was a family out at sea. The woman gave me the number of the Martime operation centre Jaywick which i phoned this afternoon the man had a
look on his emails and recordings from the 30th onwards he said they had gone out to a missing dog at sea at 1.55 as someone had reported a dog in the water he said they searched all round for a while but no sign and had to give up. He said to me sometimes the dogs find a way back or wash up along the coast line he said it is rare a dog drowns in the ll the years he has done the job im keeping my fingers crossed. Penny said if they had something come in she would email me just thought it may help.
ClaireC
If Ella went into the sea from the rocks it would have been at the time the tide was in because you can walk on them when the tide is out based on my knowledge of the beach.
Shelagh
Do we know when Ella went missing. Cos high tide is between 11 -2.
BigGSDPatlucky
Tides
When the tide is ebbing ie GOING OUT it flows to the West.
When the tide is flooding in ie COMING IN it flows to the East
Lee from the Charter boat just text me back
I hope this helps
ClaireC
dlm163. If you can get onto Tony Talbot Fisherman at Point Clear website and use his email address he will be able to tell you for definite the tidal system. Or even ask the RNLI just up from Martello Towers.
dlm163
I have just seen on the owners timeline that he has been to the nature reserve today but unfortunately no Ella. :-(

I have also sent to admin the additional photos that have been shared from his page to the local Lost & Found page.

I continue to walk the sea path daily checking behind beach huts etc and have alerted other local dog walkers but no-one has seen anything although a lot have commented that they have seen the facebook shares. It would be handy to know which way predominantly the currents flow in that area. Last year I met a guy who lost 2 retrievers swimming at Clacton and they came ashore further up rather than down the coastline...
BigGSDPatlucky
Think I am going mad.
I thought the face book link was on here earlier.
I even clicked on it and looked.
Was it here or was it another dog?
ClaireC
Have left a voicemail to ask if owner can let admin have another photo. X
ClaireC
Unfortunately I don't "do" facebook. I will text Owner to see if he can send in another photo of Ella into Admin for them to put on here.
BUBBLES
I cannot upload a picture here but the full picture of Ella can be seen on Four Paws - Lost and Stolen Pets in the UK The other way is to look at the owners face book profile which is a little intrusive.Last edited: 2015-01-05 17:42:44 by BUBBLES
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
Claire I haven't got those sort of skills ( too old), think owner or friend that knows her would be in best position for extra photo. Bubbles is she on all the Colchester sites and are they being updated, as it isn't too far away might even get extra on foot searchers. What is Ellas FB page called?
BigGSDPatlucky
Lee from the charter boats had just text me .
He is still looking out for Ella and will carry on looking.
No news or siting I am afraid.
Being a young dog there is still a good chance she is out there somewhere.
Fingers crossed
BUBBLES
I have been searching found dogs around the area but no news yet. She is young and a good swimmer and I hope she is on dry land. So many people are aware of what has happened and are looking for her.
Come home Ella. xxLast edited: 2015-01-05 14:47:07 by BUBBLES
sophiesuds
There's a clearer full body shot photo on this girls facebook page in which her muzzle looks darker, so may help people identify her against any photos of dogs found. Maybe worth putting that one on here too.
ClaireC
Hi me n my girl i would think it poss is but if you have found another one im sure if you email into adminthey will put on as photo 2 if you think this would help.xLast edited: 2015-01-05 13:26:45 by ClaireC
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
Shame, thanks Claire, nice try Kazzie. I've been on Ellas owners FB page and seen photos of her, is the photo on here the one most like her?
ClaireC
Update on found GSD. Sorry folks it is a male but they will keep Ella in mind if anybody brings in a female. Thank you xx
ClaireC
This found dog in Harlow area has now (just) been picked up by the dog warden. They have Ella's Doglost ID no and will check against the found dog. The Warden service is going to get back to me as they are unsure whether the found dog is female or male. I will update as soon as I have any more info.x
valpark
Thinking of you all...searchers and owner.xx
Shelagh
Good luck to all searchers today. Pray you find Ella. Stay strong Matt. We are all sending positive thoughts to you.
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
Re Kazzies post below, this dog is at Kew Vets Harlow tel 01279 422066. She/He does look darker but photos are deceptive, does have the dark triangular bit between ears. People that found her could have picked her up from Clacton area and taken her to their vets in Harlow for treatment.
ClaireC
There is the huge offshore wind farm off this immediate coastline, if anybody local knows who is responsible for maintenance teams that may just go out on a daily/weekly basis would be an idea to let them know for the crews to keep a lookout for anything in the sea. Might be able to find out more from RNLI people who the team/organisation are as a further thought.
Kazzie
Theres a german shepherd found in Harlow. No other details giuen.its on Harlow lost and found facebook page and doglost lincs. Looks a bit darker in the face. Would be good to check just in case. Hope you find her soon.x
sophiesuds
Received email from t he original pilot I asked who said the freezing fog yesterday was too dangerous yesterday for anyone to fly, but his group are going to ask if there is anyone available today if the weather improves. Received a copy of email also from the group asking if others are able to fly from Clacton to Clear point, presume this would cover the area where Ella maybe?
freeandsingle39
hi all ive been following all the post with Ella on fb we need to get her home ive been taking my dog to jaywick beach to help look for her but no sightings in the morning il ride to the camp sites near sailor boy and look to see if anyone has seen her
Deb4gsd
I thought the same, had just come on to check for an update and couldn't find her on the first page and thought she must have been found so checked reunited page but sadly and obviously wasn't there!
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Well done everyone. Yes, as we have hundreds of dogs missing, it is the way it works - as new ones are added older ones drop down. But are no less important. However, due to the urgency of the situation we did keep Ella at the top longer than usual. They are all still on here, all those missing, just scroll down or click "follow me" to access Ella's page easily. x
BigGSDPatlucky
Lost dogs
Is it possible to put this dog to the top again .
Just for 24 hours I feel people might think she was found.
That way you could tell people she will go down as others are added.
Must admit I thought she had been found
No one posting that is strange
Fair enough if you do not agree
As I know there are dogs and they are all very important
BigGSDPatlucky
My friend just got back to me.
A plane would be no good as they have to fly at 2,000 feet

Need a helicopter he thinks they have one at a Clacton club.
He will speak to them tomorrow and ask them if they will go up
BigGSDPatlucky
A friend is getting in touch with a lady this evening.
She has her own flying school in Cambridge
Shelagh
Left answer phone message on his mobile. Wicks farm.
ClaireC
Daisychain she is on 2nd page now on account of all other dogs that are lost. If she were to be sighted for instance or when it goes into newspapers or other media then I am sure she will go to the top again.

Patlucky, Mersea Island is too far away for any dog to get to especially in the icy cold sea. Believe me it is cold in there I personally know that today!

I believe I am correct in saying that the farm(s) around immediate area will have been notified by my friends and their friends - they do have an excellent community grapevine there.

What I do sincerely hope is that if the visibility is a lot better tomorrow then it will bring in some much awaited news. Thank you for all your help x
BigGSDPatlucky
I thought the same earlier Daisychain.
Just think Lost dogs did keep it at the top for a few days.
Then allowed it to go down.
So many of us following it is not a problem.

Shelagh Savage
Brilliant idea go for it
Shelagh
I don't know of all farms,but the one that is access to the nature reserve is Lee wickes farm. I can try and contact them.
Daisychain
Why is this post not showing on the 'lost' part of this website? I thought she had been found when I couldn't find it. Can anyone shed any light on it? She needs to be top of the page
Debbie
if theres a farmland she may have gone to, can someone quickly inform the farmer she could be on his land... x
BigGSDPatlucky
Yes also get as many people in the area to put posters in their cars.
Driving around and parking only needs one person to see it .
We have to be focused on land as well as sea.
Being a younger dog she will be a powerful swimmer.
Fingers still crossed
Shelagh
If Ella made it to island,she could of come off,in the farmland st. Osyths. Maybe send her pic to vets round there as well.
BigGSDPatlucky
I had a text from Lee a while back .
Told him where the dog was last seen.
He then told me he knew where it was.
Also he assured me that there would now be 5 boats looking for Ella.
I have not heard from him so take it she was not seen.
He seems a very very genuine guy and I think he will be spreading the word.
Now looking logically Ella may have got out of the water and be wondering somewhere maybe lying low.
Just need a sighting now.
How far is Mersey along the coast?
Well done Claire and co it was very cold out.
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
Well done all you searchers, not a nice day to be out on the coast. Looking at the google map some very exposed areas, lets hope Ella made it to land and has moved towards some cover and a food sorce.
ClaireC
Update from me as i am now going to make my way home. We have walked the coastline some 6-7 miles. Visibility is sadly poor and temps has been v.cold. gritters are now out and temp will drop further tonight. Even with powerful binoculars we sadly have not seen anything..
BUBBLES
Never give up hope so many people are searching for Ella's safe return and she may have come out of the sea on her own. People who are in the Clacton area maybe put on for sale or wanted on local face book sites as I have seen many found dogs advertised here and this is where they have the most browsers. Come home Ella xxx
Helperpoppys petsLesley (ID84584)
I take it the current direction has been assessed? Anyway, never give up. The chance is always there. She is on my FB page.x
Helperpoppys petsLesley (ID84584)
Ive not been to Jaywick/ Clacton since the 70's but if able to make it back to shore and once recovered a little, could she have travelled a few yards further in land? Perhaps somewhere she doesn't know or if she does be hiding near to where her owner parks the car. Is they any food places she would pick up the scent for? Any homes nearby? She could be hiding.
jo
aw thank you kimmybear how could someone put up she was i heaven when i have been circulating little updates on where we are in looking for this poor baby girl so more people can help search. yes i agree it's not over until we find her and i am praying we find her hungry and just frightened thanks for the update i wont give up on this girl till we find her
jo
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
I have come to see what our problem was with trying to find out what action was being taken to find Ella. Poor owners were under the impression she had already gone to heaven and so believing they were only going to find her body. They were in a totally distressed state, and still are. We had not been in touch with owner until now, only friend who put this on for owner, so we were all fighting to get immediate action not knowing they thought it too late. Sadly, it may well be true that Ella has gone to heaven, but as we all know on DogLost, it's not over till it's over and I do feel our fight was not in vain as so many of you have helped so much towards the new searches now occurring. Once the rocks have been checked for sweet Ella, the sand dunes, and the island, then we have done our job and we will know whether Ella is waiting there, or not. Until that time, we carry on. Posters along the coast will still be good in case we need folk to be alerted. Although Ella is chipped, a poster would be best to alert the public immediately so as owners can be contacted. Well done everyone. God bless Ella and her loving owners. Whatever the outcome.
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Wonderful news! So they will be checking the rocks where she hauled herself out, whihc will be fantastic! Pat, I believe it was Jaywick beach (which is small I think) and adjacent to rocks. the island will be serached on foot tomorrow but any access via boats is good. RNLI woudl knwo exactly what the dangers are etc, so this is so fantastic news! What with Shelagh and the Reserve, Pat and the boats....... YOU ARE ALL SO AMAZING!!!!!!! God bless you! Ella, you have many friends my girl. I will let owner know. x
jo
thanks pat fingers crossed and thank those wonderful lads who are going to look for her Last edited: 2015-01-04 14:39:43 by jo
BigGSDPatlucky
Thanks Jo
he just text me too]So have passed that on to Lee
jo
pat this is from matt
Lion point, jaywick between sunspot arcade & post office
Shelagh
Oh that's wonderful. Well done them people who are going to look for Ella. Have spoken to Ella's owner and passed on info for warden. I have suggested they check out island,and I believe they are going to do that. Hope some good news is coming soon.
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
Also a HOME NO. on losers FB page 01255 430 199, they've been in touch with police and warden again today and been told to phone back tomorrow (posted an hour ago )
BigGSDPatlucky
Text the above number
jo
hi pat sent message to matt waiting on reply i said could they let me know asap

great news ah i didnt see his mobile number above Last edited: 2015-01-04 14:19:56 by jo
Happiness yorkie lover xxx
Pat lucky that is just wonderful news I hope they find her safe xxxxxxxxxx
Esther
So many of us are so far away so can not actually help, there have been 9589 views so far. Lots of us keep checking in, lots of fingers crossed.
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
Suggest you phone above mobile Pat.
BigGSDPatlucky
Exact place where Ella went out please.
BigGSDPatlucky
Ok have spoken to the RNLI.
The man I spoke to said they were out looking on the day that Ella was missing for 2 hours.
I had a call from the coast guard they have no news.
However the man I was trying to get though to text me asking where the dog was lost.
He had just phoned me .
He has a charter boat and is going out this after noon.
Along with two more charter boats.
So hey guys there will be three boats looking for Ella today.
Thanks Lee you are a diamond.
Can I please know the exact location where Ella went missingLast edited: 2015-01-04 14:05:29 by Patlucky
jo
I asked Tony the fisherman if some people were to help and donate to help try find ella with a boat how much would it cost he sent me this reply he said he is still goign to keep a look out im praying for this girl
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Shelagh, I've spoken with owner. He will contact you for details of warden. He is very grateful. Thank you. x
jo
Hi Jo,




Its not actually an Island,  it used to get cut off right at high tide but doesn't any more its an Essex Wildlife Trust reserve.




You can walk to it along St. Osyth beach, just adjoining Jaywick or drive to the reserve down Lee Wick Lane, St. Osyth. Its a large area to search & near as impossible without flying over it. 




The only true island round here is Mersea & the dog would never have swum that far.




Hope this is of use.




Tony
BigGSDPatlucky
Kim I have tried phoning them plus email.
I have had no response
Will try phoning again.
Think it is only manned when there is a 999 call :-(
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Riverlady said RNLI help dogs, so maybe you've got one of those Pat? Trying to get hold of owner for Sehlagh's appointment with Nature Reserve.
BigGSDPatlucky
One of those two numbers just text me back saying.
A dog will always swim back to beach .
So will be a waste of money grrrr.
The second number phoned me cannot help but gave me a number.
Engaged at the moment so will try again when I send this.
He said he is a very good skipper and everything needed to help find the dog
Not sure what this means.
CopperM
Email for broadcast help sent to BBC Essex

Brilliant work, Shelagh S!Last edited: 2015-01-04 12:45:19 by CopperM
Shelagh
Important info; Have contacted warden. He has said car park floods between 11- 2 becauseof high tide. The reserve is 2 miles wide with lots of hidey holes. Also there is additional land nearly 1 mile. He will be going there tomorrow and is quite happy to take owner and helpers. He was extremely concerned about the tide and iI suggest we heed his warnings. His mobile number is; xxxxxxxxxxxx. Please give him a call and arrange time.Last edited: 2015-01-04 13:49:48 by Kimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
My husband had a microlight and you can take a passenger as a spotter (not for me ) the only thing is they are quite noisy. I wouldn't think they would charge much if anything. Is there a possible recent sighting of Ella.
Shelagh
Essex wildlife trust are closed today. You do not need a. Oat you can get there from st osyths. On webpage it tells you directions. But it does say you need permission unless you are a wildlife trust member. Please look up info and hope somebody on here a member. The access is footpath off Lee Wicks farm St. Osyths. I have left message for manager of reserve. Don't know when he'll reply.Last edited: 2015-01-04 11:53:11 by Shelagh
BUBBLES
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Boat hire
BUBBLES
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BigGSDPatlucky
Bubbles thanks just phoned them.
They must not be there now as number does not work
BigGSDPatlucky
I was given names at the Clacton Aero Club on the sea front.
Have phoned them but they are not flying today due to the weather.
Details been taken by a nice lady they will be flying next on Tuesday :-(
Boats a good idea
At this point please all go for any help we can.
Please get in touch with anyone and everyone.
I did send an email to the RNLI a few days ago never heard back
BUBBLES



Vanguard Marine

Address4 Harbour SquarePostcode/City:CO7 0GE Brightlingsea - Waterside MarinaCounty:EssexPhone: 01206 308 728

Boat hire might be your best and quickest option
DogLostXenas Mum - Area Volunteer, Norfolk
Why not contact the local RNLI they may be able to help.
BUBBLES
Emailed the link but they are shut until tomorrow. Maybe someone with a boat in the area might be more help.
BigGSDPatlucky
Please can anyone~ everyone email the clubs on the list I posted earlier.
My post was 9.34
The more the merrier thanks
Been in touch with friends in Clacton asking if they know anyone,
BigGSDPatlucky
Bo
Sent them a message
Just think the cost might be too great
I have left everyone my phone number but also the lost dog link
Bo
A microlight would be of more use (in my opinion) - drones tend to be limited by "line of sight" and it would be quicker and more economical (plus easier to spot the dog) - there is a club in Clacton. http://www.bluesureadventure.co.uk/microlight-clacton-on-sea.html -
BigGSDPatlucky
I am trying at this moment but they don't have phone numbers I have so far sent two emails about to send a third
If anyone wants to join me trying the emails please feel free.
The more emails the better
Even better if anyone knows the club in Clacton please go see them
sophiesuds
Pat lucky have these clubs been contacted by anyone yet? I have not heard anything yet from pilots but still trying and will update as soon as contact made.
BigGSDPatlucky
http://bmfa.org/Home/East-Anglia/Area-Clubs

http://www.clactonrcmodelclub.co.uk/contact.html
CopperM
Yes, I suggested a drone, but dont have one: does anyone know an owner? Would an appeal on local radio for a drone owner work? And then permission sought to use over island, as per Shelagh Savage, 20.22 3/1/15 Essex Wildlife Trust 01206729678
Glad that pilots are now on the lookout..
Regret i'm physically too far away to help, but rooting for the safe return of Ella.
BUBBLES
I am not in your area, if I was I would help all I can. I hope and pray that Ella will be found today safe and well. My heart goes out to the owners of this beautiful dog. The person who said a drone could be used is quite right, contact your local radio controlled aircraft flyers to see if someone will help.
Unknown
Tell owners to ignore the ignorant we hear it all the time , seems to me they are doing everything humanly possable..........I am praying that the sighting is her as we have not heard of any more Shepherds missing in that area....if she is she will be lying low as will be exhausted but will soon start to feel hungry .I remember the helicopter that found the Boxer in the mountains when he went missing. maybe see if you can hire local one , I know this owner did and he was located very quickly... remember she may not be responding to her name as she will be scared, ...another thing how about sniffer dog in the area the fisherman saw her ....weather is still quite mild so hopefully they will pick up a scent.... loving thoughts sent to owners and the power of prayer .wish I was nearer to help xxxLast edited: 2015-01-04 09:14:45
Debbie
shared and hoping ella is found safe soon xx
BigGSDPatlucky
Well done sophiesuds you are a star.xx
This is what is needed .
Fingers crossed
sophiesuds
Have managed to contact pilot, who is not available tomorrow to help BUT he iss trying to make other pilots that are nearer to Clacton and who are available aware to help. Evidently its a group of pilots that do things for charity/community so fingers crossed someone will help out. Keep you posted.Last edited: 2015-01-03 23:11:01 by sophiesuds
BigGSDPatlucky
Happiness yorkie lover
Shame but that one was found the day before Ella was lost.
How brilliant that everyone is pulling together for this lovely girlLast edited: 2015-01-03 23:08:43 by Patlucky
Ellie
Can't stop thinking about Ella and keep looking at her page hoping...
Thank you all those trying to help find her
I am afraid ID 80590 was sighted on the 29th and Ella lost on 30th so not herLast edited: 2015-01-03 23:05:59 by Ellie
Happiness yorkie lover xxx
80590 please check comment on the found page x
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Wow, look at the shares on sweet Ella's page! Way to go dog lovers! x
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Well done, Sophiesuds. x
BigGSDPatlucky
Not sure a drone was offered one was mentioned
By 2015-01-03 08:54 CopperM
sophiesuds
Have sent email to the local paper asking them to forward my message to the pilot and asked for his help, explained situation and asked him to have a look at doglost site. Just hope he gets the email now, will keep you posted if any contact made.
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
I am sure I've seen a post somewhere where a drone was offered to find a lost dog, but can't remember where I saw it. Has anybody else seen it?
BigGSDPatlucky
sophiesuds that sounds brilliant
Well worth a phone call
Nothing to loose.
He might even say yes, and he is a dog lover.
So he will understand.
I think all of us as dog lovers and owners can understand that feeling Ella's owner is feeling.
I should think it seems like a bad dream .
DogLostJayne - Founder Doglost.
tx you are all stars!
BigGSDPatlucky
Sorry did not mean Lost dogs
Just did not want owner to give up because of face book .
Plus what people saw.
Fingers crossed she gets found tomorrow
sophiesuds
There is a man local to me in my town who is a private pilot who owns a choc lab that is the only registered dog with his own flying award as he flies everywhere with his owner. The owner has flown seals from Scotland to norfolk to get them help. I can give you his name and more details, but please be aware I don't know him personally, in case you may think it's a good idea if he could fly over the area of the island or the sea where Ella went missing. He's based in Bedfordshire so don't think he would take too long to fly to Ella's part of the country. I don't know if he's even available etc but just an idea as you would see more by air than boat, and he's an animal lover too!
DogLostBobble - Area Co-ordinator - Somerset & East Sussex
We will NOT give up hope until we know otherwise. That is the DogLost way, there are loads of us rooting for Ella in the background (frustrated at feeling helpless and doing what we can) and willing her safe. Kimmybear and Claire are working so hard to support the owner, we can ALL help by supporting them x
BigGSDPatlucky
Thanks Jane for the nice comment I always try to look at things logically .
I think because people did not see Ella come up that does NOT mean she did not.
It would be very hard to see that from the flat of the beach.
So please let think she is still out there somewhere and not give up on her.
That would not be good going on what someone thought they saw.
Sorry to people who saw that
valpark
I feel for the owner of Ella. A nightmare situation. A very much loved dog.xxx
DogLostJayne - Founder Doglost.
TX all you lot looking....As you know from Doglost...anything is possible...And owners can get stressed with no sleep...and don't remember who they have spoken to or which website they have updated...lets all try to help...
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
That is good news,Shelagh and very relevant. Jayne, I was told by a lady who listed Ella on DL FB that Ella got out onto the rocks and fisherman frightened her off, accidentally. They did not see where she went next. I don't think anyone is saying not enough being done, but pushing forward with advice and even offers of donations to help. We only have a lot of heresay to deduce the facts, sadly, so I am glad owner has been in contact. Even if she went under, as Happiness says anything is possible. As island is accessible by land, this is a good way to check. x
Shelagh
Don't know if this info is relevant now; You will not be allowed on island without permission from Essex wildlife trust 01206729678. Also you do not need a boat. There is a direct route on land from St Osyths.
DogLostJayne - Founder Doglost.
TX Pat...as ever...you are so good at being focused....tx
BigGSDPatlucky
I can imagine how he feels.
Those people that say that have not got a clue.
Tell the owner not to worry what face book people say.
Mutts in Distress helped a dog that had such bad legs it was almost walking on his chest.
Sandy is ok now after two operations.
I read what people said about him and they were real cruel.
Even said it was not real it was a fake picture.
I met Sandy the day before his op that was not fake.
Tell the owner there is more here that care than not care.
My heart goes out to him and who knows Ella might just appear
Happiness yorkie lover xxx
She could still get out xxx don't give up until you have her either way xxx my thoughts are with you and prayers for a good safe outcome x
DogLostJayne - Founder Doglost.
Just had a call from owner...who thanks everyone for their help but is totally exhausted.......Matthew has told me he had reports in of A GSD struggling in water....onlookers called the lifeboats....onlookers on shore said the dog disappeared under waves and they did not see the dog emerge....sad news...but all owner wants is a result....Owner has said dismayed at FB posts saying not enough is being done by owner to find Ella....I started up this site after my dog went missing...I know how owner feels....You are totally exhausted....
Sarah
I would be happy to donate too if it helps.
rosemary
not the one i thought found 28th so not ella sorry still looking Last edited: 2015-01-03 20:06:17 by rosemary
BigGSDPatlucky
Having had GSD for many years I took a look at the one found in Harlow.
I would say 100% that is not Ella.
Best the owner looks though please do not get his hopes up though.
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Thank you, Sarah. I saw that one too. Kews would have scanned as they are on the ball and Ella has a chip according to Matt. But maybe Matt can look at the photo of the dog in Kew's and see what he thinks. He is a friend of owner and posted Ella on this site. x
Sarah
This one found on Harlow Lost & Found Pets fb site - unfortunately no info other than the photo as finder doesn't want to put it on. May be worth checking photo as a start. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=321593124705741&set=gm.973838639311192&type=1 Says this on the post so you could contact vets directly: Do you recognise this German Shepherd Dog??
Contact KewVets 01279 422066. No further details will be given here.
You may have to join the FB site before being able to view the post with the photo.
ClaireC
In view of money being offered for fisherman/boat then poss Jo who sent Tony the email originally would be kind enough to perhaps email him again with this proposal? It maybe that I wont find him tomoro and as the weather is expected to be good might be an ideal opportunity if he is willing to go ahead before I get there which wont be until mid-day(ish).
ClaireC
If I can find Tony the Fisherman tomoro I will make it known about going out to island and will post back on here. As I've just said to others tomoro (Sunday) there will be the Regatta and also the sailing clubs out in this area and beyond. Hopefully Matt will have contacted Harbour Master and he will have notified the local clubs to keep an eye out. There may just be the windsurfers around tomorrow as well and I will have a word with them to see if they can navigate to the island. But I do have to stress that although I mentioned this island, it is still a bit of a distance from where Ella went into the sea and it was a possibility that the tide has carried her there! Please try to bear with us as we are all trying to do everything humanely possible but in a safe way as well as the sea can be very unforgiving.xx
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
I will donate too! We can co-ordinate donations here on DogLost. Shelagh you are quite correct and I also meant for owner to hire a sailor/fisherman with a boat. It has been said a few times that owner has contacted various people/places, but HAS the radio put an announcement out? Has it sent out a plea for help? HAS the newspaper agreed to run the story? This is what we need. In the past this type of plea for help has been answered by many and has resulted in dogs being located. Please don't assume Ella has already gone to heaven as it is possible she is still out there. We won't know, until we know so we keep going. We are all willing her, her owner and her helpers, safe and home. Keep up the good work, thank you everyone. x
labradorloopy
I would donate too - Ella's owners must be desperate.
BigGSDPatlucky
I am happy to put money towards getting a fisherman and boat.
I do not think air sea rescue would look for animals .
Main reason being the cost of putting a helicopter in the air.
Fingers crossed
Tinksbaby
shared ella to my missing pet group which is a public group asking if anyone can help with regards to boat etc and have copied phone no for u. what about air sea rescue helicopter they may also have infra red to spot anything on island . May be wworth a shot paws crossed someone can help
jb
I am very happy to cover the cost of hiring someone to take the owner out in a boat to search. Please let me know if I can help.
jo
aw i would too rottie if need be if he wants to go down this route a nice suggestion
rottie
I would happily donate towards cost of hiring fisherman with boat, not sure if money required not sure how we could do this perhaps others would also chip in, would not be a lot but if a few got together , I am Derbyshire so cannot do a lot more to help I am afraid. fingers crossed for this lovely girl.
BigGSDPatlucky
Shelagh Savage that is a brilliant idea
If they get paid I am sure they will go out almost immediately .
Thank Lost dogs for keeping Ella bumped to the top.
Every single dog is important but this dog needs to be up there.
I do hope you come home soon Ella
Shelagh
Sorry I did not mean for owner to hire a boat ,but to hire a fisherman to take him out. I know some have said they will keep an eye out if they go near island,but Ella is not just going to be standing there. Please try to hire a fisherman to take owner to island,I think realistically that is your best place to get her back.
Mcstewart89
Just contacted Matt Re. The suggestions etc and he has been in contact with Brightlingsea etc as well as calling the council coastguard and wardens again but no luck at the moment. Also agree about it being a bit hazardous for him to venture out in a boat but some of the fisherman in the area have said they'll keep an eye out and make a pass when they go out.
Local radio and paper had already been informed, and I know he has many friends in the area with dogs of their own so they have been walking their dogs around the area just to see if they see anything too but no such luck as yet. And he asked me to Thank you all for all your helpful comments and suggestions.

She is microchipped as well but I don't know the ID number to put it on but I'll try and get hold of that information this afternoon just to try and keep everything as up to date as possible.
Thanks again.
ClaireC
Have just spoken with Mcstewart89 and I didn't realise until conversation that I actually know the owner of Ella. Owner is being very proactive and physically searching for his girl. He does have lots of local support amongst his many friends who are helping him around the various caravan sites. Please still show your support by sharing with as many people as possible though and will continue to keep everything crossed for a happy outcome for him. He is being made aware of your many helpful comments being put forward through his friend. Thank you for your continued support. x
BigGSDPatlucky
I agree does not matter how upset the owner is he need back up to help him though this.
I am sure he does have this just someone to help search and keep his spirits up.
Lets just think about one thing please.
You cannot get a boat and just go out to sea it is far to risky.
You need someone who can man a boat and knows what they are doing.
Don't need owners getting into trouble in the sea
Come home Ella please be safeLast edited: 2015-01-03 14:24:43 by Patlucky
Unknown
I am far to far away to help but Kimmybear you are so right in what you say about those who succeed are those WHO DO NOT GIVE UP and Ella could well be on that island and at least someone needs to CHECK IT OUT
Stay safe Ella until you are found darling xxxx
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
If radio can announce Ella's plight and ask the public for assistance, I am sure people will come forad with a boat or other help. Please call radio NOW!
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
When you have lost a dog, you just have to keep on pestering and pestering these people who are reluctant to help. Get a boat and get to that island, by hook or by crook! Owner needs to get there and call Ella. Leave food, fresh water. Look as much as you can to where you can get. She could have got there and is waiting for her owner. Those who succeed are those who don't give up. Has owner called the newspapers? Called the local radio? Call everyone and pester them until they help you. In fact, get everyone calling these places. Does anyone have the local radio's number? The local paper's number? The coastguard's number? We can all help by calling. We need action not words. So far, I can't see that anyone has hired a boat or is actually out there physically searching for her??? I know it is so hard, but this is what is needed. Owner may be too distressed to do it himself but a friend or relative can and should step in and now, not next week. All the people on this page are willing owners/relatives/friends to get out there and search. Let's have some phone numbers so we can call if too far to search ourselves. The Nature Reserve Warden should be interested as a dog on the loose in a nature reserve may not go down too well so he should assist. So hoping we get some action. Stay safe Ella, we are willing you well. x
Julie B
Ring all taxi companies in the area and ask them to make all their drivers aware of Ella missing. They are out and about all hours of day and night and may just see her on their travels. I hope she is found safe and well soon xx
ClaireC
Mcstewart89, it might be a good idea to drive around (or phone) to Brightlingsea Marina/Harbour and have a talk with the Harbour Master. Through the summer they do run the ferry boat service to Mersea Island a bit further over but can be seen from Point Clear. The Harbour Master would, I'm sure have contacts over there just in case Ella has been sighted that way because of the tides. There are also fishermen over there and of course a lot of visiting boats come in/out through this stretch of water. Do please post on here if you were successful in getting hold of him or anyone over there as there is an office there. I believe its the same Harbour Master who is responsible for the stretch of water by the Nature Reserve we have been talking about. Good luck x
jo
aw thanks for the update and we hope matt you hear news of what's happened to your beautiful girl we all have our hopes high and fingers crossed she has been found :)
BigGSDPatlucky
What you need is a fisherman or man with a boat.
One that LOVES dogs.]Anyone who is a dog person would help without question.
Please be home soon lovely Ella
ClaireC
xx
Mcstewart89
Hi everyone the owner is chasing things up again today although I believe he called everywhere we could think of several times the day she went missing and we're told to leave a description and they'd get in touch if anything heard. The radio thing I believe has already been done as well as pieces in the local gazette, and a few posts over the net on Gumtree, etc. I know matt's been keeping an eye out on Facebook too as he's put out several group posts about ella but at the moment no luck. U will pass on about this fishing Island.i know he has friends who work in those areas that have been looking around the orchards, and the seawick holiday park beach areas also. I'd just like to, on matt's behalf, thank you for your continued help and concern.
ClaireC
Although most of the caravan sites are closed during the week, some, if not all are open at the weekends through the winter. Not sure if this is the same for the site nearest to Jaywick. Maybe somebody local know that answer. Mine is open at weekends only (The Orchards @ Point Clear. I hope to be down there tomorrow and we can walk the coastal route from Point Clear to as far as I can subject to tides etc.
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
Lets hope Ella made it out of the water. Seem to be quite a few caravan sites about which aren't usually used this time of year, perhaps it would be an idea to search these if possible. Also golf club in area, are they aware, any cooking smells might entice her to stay around. She must be hungry so any cooking smells would entice her.
BigGSDPatlucky
Just logged in with hopes Ella might have been found.
Although we are all thinking water rocks etc.
I hope she may have got out of water and someone is looking after her.
All local vets should be phoned in case .
Please come home soon Ella
jo
an email i got back from tony the fisherman

Hi Jo,

Yes no problem. Unfortunately none of the fishermen are doing very much at the moment due to xmas & lack of fish & I have a stinking cold which is keeping me ashore too.

If I get out next week obviously I will look out for the dog. The island u talk about is the Colne Point nature reserve which is almost unsearchable due to the many deep & wide channels that run through it.

I will keep my ears & eyes open.

Tony T.
CopperM
A very cautious suggestion: Would this be an appropriate area for the use of a drone? Are there any model flying clubs that could help?

Would anyone at the flying club help?
Shelagh
Can owner not hire a fishing boat himself. He could have a good look round on island. Little girl will be petrified now and a familiar voice could coax her out. Also can somebody sweet talk coast guards, they must have helicopter. What about when they do training,could they go that way. Also get as much publicity, get owner to phone everybody,we need boats out looking for her,as its been a long time. Wish I was nearer to help. Thoughts and prayers to owner and sweet Ella.
BigGSDPatlucky
Kimmybear I to am a bit far away to help.
So feel so helpless.
Hire of a boat is a good idea.
Also give radio and local newspaper s a ring.
This is not just a lost dog it is story.
One thing newspapers like is a story.
If it helps a dogs plight it is worth it.
Yes Ella could be in a cave if there is any in that area or on rocks.
If I remember correctly the water is not so deep as Southend.
IE you go walk out a lot further than you can at other seaside places.
That is a good thing
My fingers crossed watching for her to be reunited soon
ClaireC
Jean its the owners friend who has alerted doglost. The latest comment was only yesterday at 1914! I would think that the owner is out there physically trying to find Ella. The more shares would at least make more people aware of this dog's plight and hopefully bring a conclusion for the owner.x
Jean
is anyone in touch with owner? no response or comments since appeal went out, should we keep sharing or focus on others?
Angel
I can't do any more than send you love and wishes that Ella is home in the dry real soon. Take care. x
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
Well done everyone, you are doing great. Okay, has anyone taken another lookl at hte same rock Ella was on before? She may have gone back on to it and as PatLucky touched on, could still be there. It may be hard to see as her colourings could be same colour as rocks, so if that fisherman, Tony, who responded in Claire's post below, could search close to the rocks and sides of sea all the way aloneg, that would be really great. Or anyone else who could search carefully, along all rocks etc. If there are any caes, cavens etc it is possible she has found them also. She could be hidden. Can owner or friend hire a small boat and sailor to trawl the edges of the water? Whatever you are doing, is something to help. Local radio should be called, even try local TV station - they may well run a story. Call the local paper urgently. Someone knows something - you need to get word out to everyone by contacting the media. Go for it! I am too far to physically help, but please keep getting word out far and wide. x
ClaireC
Hi clarkey, if you look at the map as though you were standing on the beach at Jaywick looking out to sea with all the wind turbines in front of you there will be Clacton Pier to your left with Martello Tower almost beside you by the RNLI boat station. If you look to the right, you will see a "pier" of rocks going out into the sea and the large beach then resembles a bay. There are of course, the sand dunes along this part of the coastline heading towards the rocks. There is the (light aircraft) ?Clacton Airfield to the right and they often take off towards the sea. This might be a good point to call into to see if there is anybody that would be prepared to fly around the immediate area of the sea to help you. The island I am referring to would be "over" the other side of the jetty of rocks but still a bit of a distance but not sure which way the tides run. Purely a guess, but I think the tide would flow in this direction of the island because when we walk from Point Clear depending on the time of the day/season we sometimes have to use the footpath instead of the beach because the tide has "flowed" in on certain parts of the beach - hope this bit makes sense! I know my friends are keeping a watch on this part of the coastline as they live virtually opposite the island and will call me if they see or hear anything untoward. Last edited: 2015-01-02 22:35:38 by ClaireC
dlm163
I have asked Dream 100 FM radio station if they will broadcast or share.
DogLostRiverlady
also @ClactonRNLI
Keeping you up to date with everything that happens at Clacton Lifeboat. Ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to save lives at sea. maybe contact them ?
DogLostRiverlady
have tweeted HM Coastguard,Clacton-On-Sea,Essex. FullyTrained Search & Rescue Team On Call 24/7 999 COASTGUARD. Tweets not endorsed by the MCA. might be worthwhile to give them a call as they may not check twitter.
DogLostRiverlady
circulating on twitter..ELLA GSD MISSING http://bit.ly/1I5vzLZ #Clacton #Jaywick beach #CO15 Was in the sea Plz RT
Pam wyer
I have been reading below. lets hope ella is found soon. I did notice he hadnt put in that ella is chipped. but I did write to him to ask and say update if she is chipped. plus ring register to make sure all details are correct.. also to contact vets in and around his area as I know they do contact each other if found or lost turn up. I am in berkshire. so I wish you all good luck in getting it organised to find one way or other.
Last edited: 2015-01-02 20:13:19 by Pam wyer
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
There used to be an "airsea rescue" helicopter that patrolled that part of the coast, if it's still in operation perhaps they'd keep their eyes open. I don't know what service it was run by.
Clarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
Thanks for the update Mcstewart89.
Claire, jenny4, jo and all .. you are doing a great job giving local contacts for people willing to help. A long way from my area but my heart goes out to owners of Ella and all I can say is that miracles do happen.
Would be good to know the exact stretch of beach where Ella was seen on the rock. I know it is a long shot but it's still possible that Ella could have got out of the sea again when the tide came in or she could have made it to the island mentioned below.
It would be well worth checking all the local vets, dog wardens and rescue centres in the area, especially on Monday when they are likely to be open again.
I hope Ella's owners find out what happened to her one way or another.
Last edited: 2015-01-02 21:26:05 by Clarkey - Area Co-ordinator, East Sussex
BigGSDPatlucky
Claire I was thinking along the lines of the dog getting on to an island.
Watched some true life similar rescue .
The dog stayed on rocks for quite a few days.
It was just by sheer chance the boat looked one day and found the dog.
Up to that point they had not gone that far
Who I must say was so glad to see them.
Fingers crossed fir this girl.
I have added her to BIGGSD site.
A lot I have added have been found so praying this will be the case
dlm163
Shared on Clacton Bargains facebook group, over 2000 members. I will walk from the Toby Carvery to Holland Haven tomorrow and ask people to look.Last edited: 2015-01-02 19:29:39 by dlm163
Happiness yorkie lover xxx
Come on girl get spotted and home to your owners xxxxx
Mcstewart89
Thank you everyone for you help and support its truly overwhelming to see so many strangers concerned for the welfare of my friends poor dog. Unfortunately we have nothing new yet. The coastguard came along when called by a member of the public as she was sitting on the rocks but they were in a jeep and I've been told by a member of the public who lives just behind that stretch of beach that she was distressed and they were approaching her and she jumped in to get away from them and they didn't do anything else. Apparently it was a good couple of hours before the boat actually turned up as well. Long before the boat arrived the people who had attended reckoned she was apparently half a mile out. I know a few of the people who were there are submitting complaints. To be honest at this point I don't think the owner cares about this though but about getting her home. One way or the other. Just so sad to think that he is starting off the new year having to go through an ordeal like this and hoping that ella is safe and well, however slim the chance. Thanks again to all of you.
jo
anyone know if the owner has checked out the vets in case she was taken in has anyone who knows the owner heard anything from him just wondered
ClaireC
Thanks Jo. All helps. x
jo
I live in Basingstoke but my heart goes out to this owner as i would be no good i have a german shepherd so i know what he must be going through. Claire i found the man's name you mentioned Tony Talbot i have sent a nice email to him ♥
ClaireC
More info from Tony The Fisherman:

How far do you go out? I fish up to Holland-on-Sea inshore (approx 10 miles away), out to the Gunfleet Sands, where the proposed wind farm is due to be built (approx 9 miles away), along to the Buxey Sands (approx 7 miles away) and in both the Rivers Colne and Blackwater (both just minutes from where I launch).

Based at Point Clear. Tel No 07879846330. His ad does say phone 10am-4pm Fri, Sat Sun & Bank Hol Mon. Might be worth giving him a ring as this is roughly in the area of Ella going into sea.

DogLostJulie - Area Co-ordinator - Surrey & South London
Well done Jo and Claire great information - will keep praying this lovely dog is found safe and well. I am not in the area but keep sharing on facebook pages. Julie x
ClaireC
me n my girl, Brightlingsea is a lot further round from Jaywick. Doubt that she would have got there. But thanks for suggestion. Having said that there is the Harbour Master who covers from Point Clear round to Jaywick over there and he might be able to offer some help from his team. Last edited: 2015-01-02 18:30:03 by ClaireC
DogLostMe N My Girl - Administrative Volunteer
There is a marina at Brightlingsea (as per Google), would anybody there be able to help or give advice. I hope this girl has found her way back to shore but where?
ClaireC
There is a fisherman who goes out virtually everyday (I believe) to catch local fish. His name is Tony and he lives along the Western Promenade at Point Clear. I'm sorry I don't have any other contact details for him. From where his boat is he is not that far away from Jaywick and would be using this stretch of water to catch his fish. It might be worth going up to see him or at least you will be able to get his phone number at the small roundabout by the entrance to The Orchards Holiday Village at Point Clear. His board is usually there especially over the weekend. Also just around the corner from there is a café called Tudor Café again another good asking point and will display a poster and make a lot of people aware of your missing dog. I am down there on Sunday and will hopefully be able to walk around the headland at Point Clear and we will keep our eyes open. Near the café there is an island and I can't help but wonder if your dog has been swept in this direction and made it onto the uninhabited island. Again, it is something that perhaps Tony the Fisherman might be able to go out to it or at least the café owners might know of somebody else local.
jo
Yesterday i emailed the RNLI at Clacton/Jaywick i got a phone call this afternoon a lovely lady by the name of Penny said to me nothing had been reported to them from the 30th Dec she said the only rescue they had gone to was a family out at sea. The woman gave me the number of the Martime operation centre Jaywick which i phoned this afternoon the man had a
look on his emails and recordings from the 30th onwards he said they had gone out to a missing dog at sea at 1.55 as someone had reported a dog in the water he said they searched all round for a while but no sign and had to give up. He said to me sometimes the dogs find a way back or wash up along the coast line he said it is rare a dog drowns in the ll the years he has done the job im keeping my fingers crossed. Penny said if they had something come in she would email me just thought it may help.
DogLostMillieVW - Area Volunteer - West Wiltshire
I thought I read on Facebook that lifeboat went out but was stood down x
DogLostSpringerMad - Area Volunteer, East Sussex
I keep checking this page for news. Am too far away to help but keeping everything crossed that Ella got out of the water is is just wandering around somwhere that she can be found.
BigGSDPatlucky
I have again phoned the RLNI but no answer.
So have sent them an email.
To please keep a look out plus if they can tell fishermen
wensmum
My lass did this, she was out at sea for nearly an hour. She came in at the same place - tide was low on the turn. The coastguards said dogs often do this, and swim back, but depending on tides may be swept in one direction or the other. Is there anyone who knows the tides there who can help if you tell them the time she went in? Small boat fisherman? Because she may well have come ashore some way away.
Hoping ad praying for you
duffs54
Oh no this is the worst nightmare ever, thinking of the owners hope she is found safe and well, they are strong dogs, Don't know what else to add, just praying she will get herself out xx
ClaireC
My friends local to the area have advised all her facebook friends in the area. They also live along the sea front albeit at Point Clear and will keep their eyes open for any sightings. Good luck xx
BigGSDPatlucky
I do not live in the area but have friends who do.
They walk their dogs on beach so have sent them a text
Hope she comes home soon.
I did ring the RNLI earlier but was no one there
ClaireC
I will alert my local friends to the area to this missing dog.Last edited: 2015-01-01 21:06:15 by ClaireC
Unknown
Yes sorry didnt notice that .... still need to contact all vets dog wardens etc as they can travel quite a way xx
BigGSDPatlucky
jenny think the found dog was found the day before.
Shame that
Fingers still crossed
Unknown
quite away away but you never know .....
http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=80590#.VKVk1yusXKs
Unknown
Have you checked any rescues centres etc around there? xx
BigGSDPatlucky
Think area should read East Anglia not South east.
Praying for her to come home safe
Unknown
get hold of the RNLI and also fishing vessels praying she is ok xxx
jo
aw so sad i keep hoping for a miracle we sharing her poster
DogLostKimmybear - Area Co-ordinator, Essex & Hertfordshire borders
This is so dreadful a situation. Owners, you need to hang in there as you really never know, until you know. We keep searching till we find her. You need loads of posters up all along the coast, even to other beaches as sometimes the tide goes to opposite places. If anyone has rescued her, finds her, or if she got herself out to safety, people need to see posters to know who she is and call you. She may just be lying low, if exhausted from the swim. Hang in there and get those posters up. You CAN find her. xxx
Mcstewart89
Still no news. We were out that night going along the beach and nearby fields/parks. And again yesterday but still nothing yet. There hasn't been a body washed up so hoping that's a good sign that maybe she got out but we have no other sightings since the beach.
Debs
Last sighting was of her swimming out in the sea, pray to god she got to safety
AlisonH
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