Drone used to find lost dogs spurs a charity with 1,400 rescues
When DroneDJ last visited Phil James in 2021, the former police officer had focused his passion for piloting drones into looking for lost dogs in his Nottinghamshire, UK, homebase and reuniting them with their owners – work that by April of that year had resulting in 47 of those happy endings. Cut to March 2023, and James’s aerial efforts have increased that joyful total to nearly 1,400.
Not only has James’s work with his drones relieved the anguish and heartbreak of that enormous group of dog lovers by locating their missing best friends, but in doing so he’s also broadened the network of people who have joined him in that volunteer activity. Since he began using his UAV to locate lost dogs in 2021, so many individuals offered to pitch in that he decided to start a Whatsapp group to permit faster organization deployment of people to search areas.
As that gained speed and size, what initially began as the Phil James Drone Services Lost Dogs page…