Lost: Red Dachshund: Miniature Male In Wales (NP7)

  • Dog ID 11104
  • Status Lost
  • Registered 01 Jan 2004
  • Name LUDO
  • Gender & Breed Male Dachshund: Miniature
  • Age Adult
  • Colour red
  • Marks & Scars
  • Tagged Unknown
  • Microchipped Yes
  • Tattooed Unknown
  • Date Lost 13 Oct 2007
  • Where Lost Offa's Dyke, nr Capel-y-ffin
  • Lost In Region Wales
  • Lost In Post Area NP7
  • Date Reunited
  • Other Info
  • Phone 1 0208 5637406
  • Phone 2
  • Listed By Jayne - Administrator, Head Office
  • Views 1919
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Yasa
I'm so sorry to hear this, but thank you for the update Mike. Yes, I hope also that he is safe with someone, and that you will get lucky if the chip is read. I hope the local people will renew the posters and keep up the search, especially as winter months are here. Fingers crossed for you. Stay safe Ludo, until you are found xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
MikeDickson
Not a sausage I am afraid (forgive the pun). We have to hope that he has been found and kept by someone who just might one day give him backLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Mike, is there any news on poor Ludo please? Keep calling in here. Thanks. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
Fishing through my maps I found an old OS one of the area, and there are a number of streams coming down from the main ridge on both sides so Ludo should have enough to drink. I'd be following the streams down if possible as that is where small rodents will be. Any idea what his hunting skills are like? Even if he hasn't caught anything before, it's surprising how quickly some dogs get the hang of it when they have to especially when they belong to a hunting breed. The main thing is shelter as it is going to be cold up there at night, so that is why I am betting he will have found some kind of hole or shelter where he will be out of the wind and rain. Mike has told us that people have been out searching regularly and will be out this weekend.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Thank you Mike, but the question is, is there anyone searching the area for him now? Owl has mentioned culverts, badger setts, and holes etc. It is likely he is holed up in something like this, and is highly unlikely he will pop out to greet someone. If he is still there, and alive, he could be very weak and dehydrated, and will be very frightened. You need to get a search party organised asap if you want to save this dog. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
MikeDickson
We are back now. Ludo went missing from the Offa's Dyke path. It is difficult to be precise. We were, as far as I can tell, directly above Capel-y-ffin. We were heading towards Hay's Bluff. He turned tail and ran back down the path and we followed him, with occasional sightings for about half a mile or so. We then met people walking the other way who had not seen him and concluded that he had left the path. He could have gone either side - towards capel-y-ffin or down towards the Olchon (?) Valley. The terrain off the path is very rough (we had to carry him over a stretch earlier in the day) - however, there are no doubt plenty of sheep/rabbit tracks. We searched either side of the track as best we could.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Mike, if you can get on here, could you give us an answer to Owl's question please ? We are more than worried about this little fellow. Do you have any plans to return from Canada yourself soon please? We would like an update asap. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
Is anyone doing a very close ground search of the area Ludo went missing? It's important to spread the news all round the area so that walkers are ready to look out for him, and in case anyone has picked him up, but if he is still loose he won't have gone very far and with recent chilly nights he will have found some cosy nook to den up. Is anyone checking disused badger setts, hollows under fallen trees, culverts, anywhere a little dog could make a dry nest? Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
A big thank you to the National Park Warden for that area who has been in touch, and will do all she can to inform local people of Ludo, and will also place some posters for us. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Thank you to Rob Dingle for being so helpful and circulating the information re-Ludo, also thanks to all of the tourist indformation centres, particularly Builth Wells, and to Offa's Dyke Lodge for their interest, and for displaying posters. I do hope we get news of Ludo soon. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
A further 80 emails went out yesterday with posters. Places notified included Buckland Hall Education Centre ? Christ College Brecon ? Wilson School Field Study Centre ? Sennybridge School - Bishop?s Meadow Caravan Park - Brynich Caravan Park - Fforest Fields Caravan & Camping Park- Gilestone Caravan Park Talybont on Usk - Hollybush Camping - Old Station Caravan Park - Pencelli Castle Caravan Park - Radnors End Campsite - Rhydybont Camp Site Talgarth - Riverside International Camp Site - Whitehouse Caravan and Camping Park, Builth Wells ? and Trericket Mill Camp Site Builth. The rest are hotels, guest houses, and B&B?s in surrounding area. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Rob Dingle Done. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Keelah
nice one Yasa!xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Am now contacting hotels, guest houses, b&b's and campsites along, and in the area of the Offa's Dyke Trail. Will also email Rob Dingle, newly appointed trail officer in charge of Offa?s Dyke, next. He hopefuly has contacts all over, that will look out for Ludo. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Hello Mike, and thank you for the update. It makes it so much easier to communicate if owners register and post. How dreadful for you to be so far away when Ludo is lost. Can you tell us more about how he went missing? Is he a friendly little dog, and would he run up to anyone else, or tag on to someone with a dog? Or does he just run off, and ignore you calling? Only it is quite possible he has been picked up by someone. I am trying to widen the publicity. If you could cover any phone numbers mentioned below, and make sure you ring those Hunt kennels. Pedigree dogs get re-homed almost immediately, so don't rely on people calling you. The following Tourist information Centres have been notified, and sent a poster:- Llandovery ? Brecon - Builth Wells ? Crickhowell - Lake Vyrnwy - Llandrindod Wells - Machynlleth ? Newtown ? Presteigne ? Rhayader ? and Welshpool. The following libraries :- Brecon - Builth Wells ? Crickhowell - Hay on Wye ? and Llandrindod Wells. I have also done the Forestry Commission Talybont ? Talybont Research office - YHA Brecon Youth Hostel - YHA Danywenallt farm House - Talgarth youth Club - 1st Montgomery Guides ? Scouts - Talgarth Army Cadet Force - Cwm Fforest Riding Centre ? The British Horse Society - Wales Trecking and Riding Assoc - Heart of Wales Riding School - Golden Castle Riding Stables llangattock - Trans Wales Trails - Bushwakkers Pony Trekking - Underhill Riding Stables - Tregoyd Mountain Riding Holidays - Llanthony Pony Trekking - Llangorse Multi Activity Centre - Llangorse Multi Activity Centre - Gilfach Farm - Criollo Farm Powys - Dolygaer Activity Centre - Plas Pencelli Centre ? and Wilsons School Bunkhouse. Any more newspapers you can contact would be a good idea, or free papers. plenty you can do from a computer. Come on Ludo, show yourself! Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
MikeDickson
Hello everyone - your help is massively appreciated. We are in Canada currently so a bit hamstrung in some ways. I had alerted vets, police in Abergavenny, dachschund rescue in Cardiff, placed ads in abergavenny chronicle and last weekend spoke to people in the local vicinity one of whom is retracing the route again this weekend with her Cocker. Thanks again - fingers and toes crossed.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Mike, I'm doing some more mailing for you. If you can get on here again, could you give us an update on anything you have done please. I do hope there is good news soon. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
White hart Inn and Bunkhouse has bounced back, so please contact them on the number I gave earlier for them. They are at Talybont-on-Usk, Nr Brecon, so should be notified. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Posters have gone out to all fourteen bunkhouses, but a follow up phone call from owners would press the urgency of the situation, and may get more help on board. The dog pound for Brecon is at The Hunt Kennels 01874 622091. They are run by the Brecon and Talybont Hunt, and receive strays from the dog wardens. They are then under the RSPCA. Dogs are held for a week before re-homng. If you speak to Darren the huntsman, he will be able to let all farmers in the area know. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Nearest bunkhouse to where Ludo went missing is Black Mountain Lodge ? 01873 890208. It is right by there. Give them a ring and explain the situation. They may have walkers in the area daily. Other?s that are nearest are :- Trericket Mill 01982 560312 - Joe?s Lodge Bunkhouse 07969 447438 ? Trekker?s Barn (Castle Inn) 01874 711353 ? Perth-y-Pia Bunkhouse and Farmhouse 01873 810050 ? Smithy?s Bunkhouse 01873 853432 / 01873 859833 ? The Wain House 01873 890359 ? Wern Watkin Bunkhouse 01873 812307 ? Middle ninfa Farm Bunkhouse 01873 854662 - White hart Inn and Bunkhouse 01874 676227 ? Star Bunkhouse 01874 730080 / 01874 730215 ? Hobo Backpackers 01495 718422 ? Cantref Bunkhouses 01874 665223 ? and Canal Barn Bunkhouse 01874 625361. They are all sure to have walkers visiting these parts. I will send a poster to any that have email addies. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
So sorry Ludo is still missing. You may like to give the local walking clubs a ring if you havn't already done so. They may just be in the area. These are the ones I found for Powys :- Wells Rambling Club 01982 570366 - East Radnor Rambling Club 01547 520266 - Pontypool Rambling Club 01874 658386 - and Welshpool rambling Club 01938 810069. You may like to try Fell and moorland Working Terrier Club who have members throughout the country, and may have contacts near. Secretary 01508 483756 or 07788994216. I will find details of local hostels and bunkhouses for you also. They may have walkers in the area. Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Keelah
nice one BC!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
come on ludo show your self xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BC
have contacted hay vets, and davies vets in hay, they were already aware of the dog being missingLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Keelah
press release done - this little man needs a hand so anyone who knows people in this area, please ask for help with postering, owner in London and has to leave the country at the end of this week, there are peopel in Wales on hand and ready to offer help but we need some posters in the car parks if possible. Come on Ludo - show yourself!!!Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Lucy L
Try contacting the Hereford Times, The Brecon & Radnor Express and Abergavenny Chronicle. These are the local papers and give free "lost & found" ads. I presume you have spoken with as many local farmers as possible? Posters in the local pubs may also be a good idea - The Half Moon at Llanthony, The Bulls Head, Craswall, The Crown, Longtown and shops in Hay-on-Wye,Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Tracey Freddies mum
any news on this little chap.someone must have seen him.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Poster has been e mailed out to local helpers.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Yasa
Posters need to be displayed as soon as possible on notice boards, lamp posts, entrances to parks, dog bins and on cars. Take posters to vets, pet shops, postmen (for sorting offices), milkmen, dustmen, street cleaners, taxi drivers, schools, pubs, youth clubs, newsagents, post offices, takeaways, dog training clubs, supermarkets and car parks. Hand out reduced-down posters or cards to people - especially dog walkers - and deliver to houses and businesses. Police stations, Dog Wardens, the RSPCA and all rescue centres need checking frequently and preferably visited in person by owner or someone who knows Ludo well. Stay safe Ludo, until you are home x Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BC
Also sent poster to the Ramblers Assosiation of Wales, and emailed them asking to look out for Ludo, and display posters, and also asked if they would mention him on there website.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BC
Email done, asking them if they would display posters wherever they canLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
BC
Have sent a poster through to Offas's Dyke Assosiation, will follow it up with an email to themLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Sally Nicholson-Fisher
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Sally Nicholson-Fisher
he's so gorgeous. come home soon xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
UNKNOWN
be safe ludo xLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Hurry home Ludo darling please stay safe until you are found xxxxLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
MikeDickson
We were walking on the ridge above and to the east of Capel-y-ffin with Hay Bluff ahead of us and Olchon Valley down to our rightLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Near Capel-y-fifinLast edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
echo
Where exactly did he go missing on the Long Distance Path ?Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18
Unknown
Owner can be contacted on 0208 5637406. Awaiting photo.Last edited: 2010-05-11 02:17:18

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