DogLost volunteer of the month goes to…

Anthony Bailey…Although only with us for a short time he has proved invaluable…Nominated by Welsh Co-ordinator Jill Trick and a testement from Canela’s owner Mrs Evans is below….

I would like to propose Anthony Bailey for Dog Lost volunteer of the month.

I’m so grateful to Jill Trick for putting me in contact with this incredibly kind human being.
From the time we met him, Anthony has been there for us. He’s answered the phone to us day or night and throughout the Christmas period.
I did say that I would leave him be for Christmas Eve, Day and Boxing Day but he wouldn’t hear of it.
His words were ‘I’m here until the dog is home.’
He has met us and driven vast areas searching for her and putting up posters, talking to locals and businesses alike to spread the news of our loss.
He particularly shone on the day we searched for her expecting to find her body (after being hit by a car and receiving no sightings). He helped coordinate 30 people on the ground search of a large wooded area. He made sure everyone stayed safe and didn’t leave the area until he knew everyone was finished and safe.
I feel that I have made a life long friend and I’ve missed him in the last 2 weeks we have had the dog home.
He’s a kind, thoughtful, gentle person who is there for you no matter what. Dog Lost are very lucky to have him on the team.
He helped my husband and I get through one of the most difficult experiences of our life.
That is why he should be volunteer of the year actually.
Mr and Mrs Evans
Canela on her way home…Follow Canela’s DogLost timeline here…
And here is Anthony’s side kick Snow…

7 Comments

  1. patlucky 6 months ago

    Well deserved Anthony Bailey well done.
    The world is such a lovely place having people like you living in it.
    xx

  2. Anthony Bailey 6 months ago

    Thank you Jill for the nomination and to those that commented, very surprised but nonetheless very pleased especially considering all the hard working people in the DogLost team.
    Louise, thank you for your kind words, I am very touched by your comments. You and John done everything you could and went through every possible emotion while Canela was missing, I am just glad I could help in some way during that time.
    I do hope that Canela’s story will encourage people with missing pets not to give up hope and to seek help as early as possible.
    Kind Regards to all
    Tony

  3. jan 6 months ago

    I am so Pleased that Anthony has been nominated.Anthony is an incredible help to Doglost Wales Team and has gone above and beyond to help in searches for missing dogs .xxxx

  4. Canine Capture UK 6 months ago

    A pleasure to work with you Anthony, in particular your SAR experience was much appreciated in the search for for what we thought might be an injured or deceased dog – Canela xx

  5. Louise 6 months ago

    Tony on behalf of Dog Lost worked in perfect harmony with all staff at Canine Capture UK which was exactly what we needed as upset, anxious owners. Superb coordination and communication and I will forever be grateful to you all.

  6. Jayne
    Jayne 6 months ago

    Thank you canine capture! Lovely to work together to get the result we both want…and its been 2 times this week at least!

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