Drone pilot group set up to track lost dogs comes to the rescue again


A local volunteer was able to use his drone to track down a missing and injured dog.

Found by Jamie Jewell, a volunteer at Drone SAR for Lost Dogs UK, the border collie had apparently been hit by a car before going missing.

According to the BBC, Jewell spent around 20 minutes searching with the drone before he spotted it curled up in a ball.

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He said how, due to its injuries suffered from the collision, he does not believe the dog would have survived if it was not for the drone.

The report goes on to detail how Jewell had been put in touch with Socks’s family last Wednesday, the day after the dog slipped out the front door of the family home.

He told the BBC: “In my opinion if he hadn’t have been found, he may well have died there.¬†There is no way that anybody would have walked past where he was.”

The Drone SAR for Lost Dogs group said it had helped over 1,000 people find their lost dogs. It was founded in 2017 and has gained support from dozens of drone pilots around the UK.

Image credit: Footage obtained by Jamie Jewell as part of the rescue

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  1. I was wondering if you had any information/contacts for Drone service for lost dog in/near Fort Worth, Texas? I took my 3 dogs to their Groomer on May 27, 2020, and she lost one of them!
    Her name is, Sophie. I love my dogs, as if they were my kids….so, I was/am devasted! The area where she was lost, is out in the country, lots of expensive homes, ranches, lots of wilderness! I have searched and searched for Sophie, with no success. Groomer has not been much help, throughout everything. Which, is very disappointing. I’ve posted/ distributed over a hundred flyers, posted on soo many sites, call/go to shelters,… Sophie is scared of strangers, so she is lost and very frightened. I can’t even imagine, what all she’s gone through? I know, she is still around the same area, because she has been seen a couple of times. Last sighting was on July 8th, 2020. They told me Sophie ran away from them, was limping, and that she was very skinny. Which, breaks my heart!
    So, I am looking for Drone service/Aerial Drone/Thermal Imaging, that can search for my lost dog.
    I wish, I would have known to do this, from the beginning! Time, is pressing for her. I truly love,
    want to find, and save Sophie! Bring her back home! Thank you for any advice or information!

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