|Battersea Brings Bill and Teddi Back Together|
Comedian thanks dogs' home for looking after lost pooch
Hammersmith's own Bill Bailey has expressed his gratitude to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home after being reunited with his pooch Teddi after he went on a four mile walkabout.
Teddi, a Bali Dingo rescued from Bali, escaped from the comedian’s home in Hammersmith and roamed as far as Saint Luke’s Park in Chelsea before being found by a member of the public and taken to Battersea.
Staff scanned Teddi and found he had a microchip – a tiny ID chip that sits under the skin and gives details of an animal’s owner. Thanks to this microchip the charity were able to contact Bill and his wife with the good news that they had his missing pet.
Bill says: " I can’t express enough how grateful we are to Battersea for reuniting us with Teddi. When Teddi went missing we put posters up everywhere, contacted Battersea’s Lost Dogs & Cats Line and I even tweeted about it. But thanks to the microchip Battersea were able to get in touch and tell us they had Teddi – every dog owner out there should get it done."
Battersea has also produced an irresistible Advent Calendar featuring some of its longest stay dogs and cats who are celebrating their second Christmas at the home. If you are thinking of adopting an animal, visit the calendar here
December 9, 2011