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Dog rescued by a drone with a sausage

(56 Posts)
Dinahmo Thu 20-Jan-22 19:26:55

Who'd have thought. A Jack Russell whippet cross got stranded on mudflats after slipping her lead. Police, firefighters and coastguards weren't able to get her. They'd used drones and someone had the bright idea of attaching a sausage to a drone in the hope that she would follow the scent. And she did.

Today's good news I think.

Gwyneth Thu 20-Jan-22 19:54:59

Definitely good news. Dogs will do anything for food and particularly sausages 😀

Kali2 Thu 20-Jan-22 19:57:44

The best story for a while- amazing and wonderful.

Coastpath Thu 20-Jan-22 20:35:29

Absolutely brilliant. What an ingenious idea by the rescue team. I'm so glad little Millie is home and safe.

Urmstongran Thu 20-Jan-22 20:42:33

A heartwarming story. 👏

Oldbat1 Thu 20-Jan-22 20:46:36

What a great uplifting tail! (Tale).

Blondiescot Thu 20-Jan-22 20:48:49

I've just been reading this - definitely a feel-good story! Only thing which would have made it better would be if it had been a dachshund!

Josieann Thu 20-Jan-22 20:49:11

Let's hope all drone rescue teams sausage roll out the idea for stranded dogs. Sorry!

Iam64 Thu 20-Jan-22 20:52:28

Fabulous. A good news story with a dog. What more could we ask for

Coastpath Thu 20-Jan-22 21:11:41

Some very funny posts here. Thank you for making me laugh.

Where is Germanshepherdsmum? She needs to see this thread.

Grannybags Thu 20-Jan-22 21:14:19

I love this story!

baubles Thu 20-Jan-22 21:48:15


I've just been reading this - definitely a feel-good story! Only thing which would have made it better would be if it had been a dachshund!


Josieann Thu 20-Jan-22 22:09:12

It must have been the Wurst experience for the little dog.

Hetty58 Thu 20-Jan-22 22:21:05

Brilliant - my little dog would follow food for miles!

Callistemon21 Thu 20-Jan-22 22:30:49

Lovely story 🐶
And some very funny posts 😃

But that wasn't the end of it!

However, after eating half the sausage she was not caught and escaped into woodland near the A3.
After two further days on the run she was spotted three miles (5km) away near Cosham Fire Station and eventually "came bounding over" to the rescue team.

GrandmaSeaDragon Thu 20-Jan-22 23:26:57

What a great story! Glad Millie’s home safe. Our cocker spaniel would do anything for a sausage, but I hope we never have to employ a drone!

Germanshepherdsmum Fri 21-Jan-22 07:47:36

I‘ve just caught up Coastpath! Yes you can get even the most intelligent dog to do anything for a sausage or other tasty morsel (very handy)! How very clever of the rescue team, I’m always pleased to see them saving animals.

Grannynannywanny Fri 21-Jan-22 07:56:12

Great story with a happy ending. Thanks for the link Callistemon21. I hope Millie said the same to her rescuers.

sodapop Fri 21-Jan-22 08:42:42

Great story, glad it eventually had a happy conclusion. JRs are such feisty little dogs.

BlueBalou Fri 21-Jan-22 08:53:35

A really heartwarming story, bless her little heart and well done to the rescuers!

Sarnia Fri 21-Jan-22 09:03:30

Hats off to whoever had the idea of tying a sausage to the drone. Never underestimate the power of a sausage where a dog is concerned. grin

EllanVannin Fri 21-Jan-22 09:09:07

I love hearing about animal rescues and I'm so glad that this went well, thanks to the rescue team and a sausage.grin

Witzend Fri 21-Jan-22 09:17:14

I knew it was time to put her to sleep when our poor old dog couldn’t even be tempted with a bit of sausage. 😥

Coastpath Fri 21-Jan-22 09:46:15

Oh Witzend I do feel for you. We love our dogs so much don't we. flowers

tickingbird Fri 21-Jan-22 09:53:17

Wonderful story. Saw some of the video on the news. Pleased she’s back safe.