Fans of Claire Balding’s Lost Dogs Live reveal how their own pets are engrossed by the emotional show
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Clare Balding’ s new show Lost Dogs Live is an emotional watch for animal lovers – and it’s also captured the attention of their beloved pets too.
After last night’s episode which focused on Paul Hardy from Osmotherley, North Yorkshire, and his dog Willow, fans of the show took to Twitter to share photos of their furry friends watching the programme.
Willow, who got spooked by other dogs and ran off during a walk went missing for 17 days, but luckily after a Facebook post went viral, the Lost Dog Tracking Team got in contact to take over the search.
Paul said: ‘For some reason Willow was spooked and she ran off into the distance and she was out of sight. Literally we didn’t see again again for the next 17 days.
‘We had family and friend looking for her, shouting her name and squeaking her favourite toys so we just drove her deeper into cover.
Clare Balding’ s new show Lost Dogs Live fans share adorable snaps of their pooches engrossed in the emotional series
‘Over the couple of weeks that she was missing we walked over 200 miles between us, putting cameras up, baiting them, eventually we got a sighting of her after 14 days. That was somebody who didn’t even live in the area it was pitch black.’
The heartwarming story wasn’t just emotional for fans of the show but many caught their own pooches watching the episode on Channel 5.
One person wrote: ‘Rory Captivated watching Lost Dogs Live! Love THIS!’
Another shared a snap of her black Labrador saying: ‘Mabel watching wishing her doggy pals find their beloved homes again soon.’
While another said: ‘Quin watching #cornwallsearchdogs on #lostdogslive They do such great work!
On last week’s episode Jodie Ferrier’s dog Fern, a black spaniel, was stolen from her garden on the Isle of Wight in April 2013.
It wasn’t until 2019 that Jodie and Fern were reunited after a Good Samaritan handed Fern into a vet, 80 miles away in Reading.
An owner said her dog Rory was ‘captivated’ by the TV show
The heartwarming story wasn’t just emotional for fans of the show but many caught their own pooches watching the episode on Channel 5, including Quin
Speaking about the day here dog went missing, Jodie explained: ‘It was a day like any other.
‘I’m outside of my house, all of my dogs where there.’
‘She was there one minute, five minutes later she was gone.
‘She was nowhere to be seen’.
Jodie frantically started looking for her searching nearby parks and fields.
‘Minutes turned into hours and it wasn’t until evening I thought, “I think she’s been stolen”‘ Jodie explained.
‘I felt violated, it was our home, it was where we live. She was a member of our family,’ she went on.
Jodie Ferrier’s dog Fern, a black spaniel, was stolen from her garden on the Isle of Wight in April 2013. She is pictured after they reunited
Jodie added that the days after Fern’s disappearance were ‘really dark’ and she really struggled through while looking after her young child.
‘Some of my darkest days were sat in front of my laptop searching for her, wondering if we’re ever gonna get her back’.
Days turned into weeks, months and eventually years but Jodie never gave up the search for her pooch.
Then, more than six years after she first went missing, Jodie got a phone call from a vet in Reading.
Fern had been found in nearby Bracknell.
‘My goodness, is this the moment I’ve been waiting for,’ Jodie said.
She then drove three hours from the Isle of Wight to the vets.
‘I was worried. Would she be okay? Is there trauma?
‘I just couldn’t wait to get there.’
Reuniting was ‘the most amazing moment’ of Jodie’s life.
‘I knew instantly it was her’.
Signs showed that Fern had been used as a breeding dog with multiple litters of pups.
This means she would have visited the vet.
Jodie is now campaigning for a new law to make it mandatory dog’s microchip is checked whenever they go to the vet.
‘Fern’s law’ was debated in Parliament in 2021, and has been included in the Pet Theft Taskforce’s report.
This means Jodie and her family are awaiting a decision
The new show also called on the public for help with missing dogs, leaving many of the viewers emotional.
‘Who is shedding some tears at Fern’s story?’ said one.
‘Tears in the eyes watching this,’ added another.
‘I am crying so much,’ added a third.
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