Thermal Drone Locates Missing Dog in Bedfordshire

Innovative Rescue Operation

In a heartwarming display of technology aiding in animal rescue, a successfully located Ulysse, a missing Hungarian wire-haired vizsla, in Bedfordshire, in the .

The Disappearance

Ulysse vanished on December 20 during a walk in Houghton Conquest. Despite thorough searches, he remained missing for 12 days, according to the BBC.

The Turning Point

Drone to Home, a Nottinghamshire-based charity, deployed a thermal drone and found Ulysse in less than two hours near Haynes. He was entangled in a hedgerow, unable to move due to his retractable lead.

The Happy Reunion

Sam Boyle, Ulysse's owner, was overjoyed upon receiving the call about her dog's location. Ulysse, who lost significant weight and survived on sticks and twigs, is now recovering at home.

A Gesture of Gratitude

Boyle, moved by the successful operation, is fundraising to purchase another drone for Drone to Home, highlighting the crucial role of such technology in finding missing pets.

Phil James, the charity's CEO and a former officer, expressed his elation at the find, underscoring the emotional impact of such rescues.

Broader Impact

The charity, now involved in locating horses lost in recent floods, stands to benefit significantly from Boyle's fundraising efforts.

Ulysse's story is a testament to the power of technology in uniting lost pets with their families.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ or @hayekesteloo.

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