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The Dog Rescue Charity That Everyone’s Talking About…


The dog rescue charity with its roots in Sussex announces more support for its wonderful work

Legendary TV presenter Eammon Holmes has joined Sue Barker CBE as a patron for 100% volunteer dog rescue charity K-9 Angels. He also joins S Club 7 singer and songwriter Jo O’Meara, who is the charity’s celebrity ambassador.

Eamonn met the charity co-founders Victoria Featherstone Pearce (and Sussex local) and Pola Pospieszalska 10 years ago and have attended events together over the years including a charity event at Downing Street. Eammon recently hosted the K-9 Angels 10th anniversary event.

On the announcement, Eamonn says: “I am truly honoured that Victoria and Pola asked me to become a patron with Sue. I met them initially at a charity event and I was immediately impressed with their dedication and drive for rescuing abused and abandoned dogs.

K9 Angels Dog Rescue Charity
K9 Angels Dog Rescue Charity

‘They have rescued and rehomed over 1,200 dogs since they launched 10 years ago –  finding them perfect forever homes. They take spay and neutering very seriously as this makes a huge difference to the overseas dog population where dogs can be left on the streets to die or taken into terrible dog shelters. Imagine a dog with no food, no love, no walks… People are doing what they can of course, however much more needs to be done.

“Dogs have a very special place in my heart as I know they do with us all in the UK – and my dog Maggie has helped get me through some difficult times too,” he adds. “Every dog deserves a loving forever home and I will do all what I can to be the best patron possible to this fantastic 100% volunteer charity. I thank all of their wonderful supporters, donators and of course the supporters who step up to take a rescued dog into their hearts and home.”

Co-founder Victoria says: “We are delighted that we have the support of three household names – all are equally as passionate about dogs and helping to give every dog the wonderful home it deserves.

K9 Angels Dog Rescue Charity
K9 Angels Dog Rescue Charity and team

‘Eammon is passionate about dogs and has a rescue dog Maggie, Sue gave a forever home to the amazing Batty (Biaatu) who sadly has since passed away. Jo now has a K-9 Angels rescue dog, Cece (who can sing!), and despite Jo being petrified of heights she even did a wing walk to raise funds for us recently. We cannot thank Eammon, Sue and Jo enough – it’s all about the dogs for us!”

Showing the amazing work they do, Sue Barker says: “Biaatu was eight-years-old, five years on the streets before being rounded up by the dog catchers. K-9 angels rescued him thankfully but then he was sitting there for three years waiting for a home. We couldn’t resist his story, we wanted to give him a chance. We wanted to give him a home.

“The first evening he crawled into my husband’s tennis bag as he didn’t know where to sleep (or hide)… it was heartbreaking. We had a rescue cocker spaniel called Charlie who showed him the ropes and he became the most loving dog. We had six glorious years with Batty [as we couldn’t pronounce Biaatu]. He wasn’t the prettiest dog but he had the biggest heart of any dog we’ve owned and has left a huge hole in our hearts when he passed away in 2021.”

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