About K-9 Angels

 

The Charity was founded in 2012 by three media personalities: Singer Pola Popieszalska; former model and ethical writer Victoria Featherstone Pearce and presenter Anneka Tanaka. Their vision was to relieve the suffering of animals worldwide, but particularly in Eastern Europe, Cyprus and Asia, with the main focus on dogs that have been abandoned, abused, stray, captured in shelters, or otherwise in need of care and protection. Anneka left the charity in 2014 and has since founded independent animal based projects, however Victoria and Pola remain active founders who are passionately committed to K-9 Angels and campaign to help save all animals from persecution and cruelty.

 

K-9 Angels help stray dogs around the world, as well as the UK, and have not only rehomed over 850 dogs in just five years, but also funded aid for shelters, such as food, medical supplies and regular spay/neuter and vaccinate programmes.  

 

In 2014 they funded the first shelter for the dogs in Craiova, Romania. They continue to fundraise and rely totally on public donations to continue their vital work in helping the dogs and providing shelter food and veterinary care for homeless and helpless dogs and puppies.

The Angels

POLA

Co-Founder

Director & Trustee

Role:  PR, Fostering and Fundraising

Pola Pospieszalska is a singer and songwriter, best known for her album ‘My Favourite Town’ and is also a vegan and an official VegfestUK blogger.

 

Pola became passionate about animal welfare after rehoming two adult dogs not wanted by their owners. Realising that there were many more dogs in the same predicament and that many of them would end up being put to sleep or used for dog fighting she aims to use her media presence to make a difference.  

 

In addition, she fosters animals in need of forever homes and supports many animal charities. Her dream is to live in a world where people adopt dogs instead of breeding them or buying them from pet shops.

OUR PATRON

 

SUE BARKER OBE

VICTORIA

Co-Founder

Director & Trustee

Role:  PR, Fostering and Fundraising

Victoria Featherstone Pearce is a model, appearing in the Guinness commercial and as the ‘Birds Eye Pea’ girl in their commercial. Having been given 2 fluffy chicks by her father when she was just 6 years old, she turned vegetarian.  In 2004, after she heard Viva! Founder Juliet Gellatley give a speech on the 'Dark side of dairy' she became Vegan and is now an official VegfestUK blogger. 

Victoria is a keen animal rights activist fronting many animal rights campaigns for PETA (People for the ethical treatment of animals) and Animal Aid. In 2011 Victoria climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the children’s charity ‘Flying Kites’, and in 2012 was a contestant in ‘Total Wipeout’ for BBC1, and appeared in ‘Big Brother’ on Channel 5.

A Mum to 7 dogs, two of which, Mica and Benjy, were Romanian strays, Victoria’s dream is to have her own animal sanctuary as helping and being around animals is her passion.

PRESS PACK

 

For further information please download our Press Pack

Team K-9 

REBECCA

 

Director & Trustee

Role: Rehoming and Fundraising

FERGUS

 

Director & Trustee

Role: Business and Fundraising

SUE

 

Director & Trustee

Role: Business, Finance and Rehoming

JUDY

 

Director & Trustee

Role: Admin and Education/K-9 Juniors

MARK

 

Marstec Designs

Role: Website Technical Advice and Film Production

RACHEL

Role: Dog Behaviourist

 
TIM

 

Priority Publishing Ltd

Role: Graphic Design

FEDERICA

Role: Twitter Manager

Role: PR 

NICKY

Role: Fundraising

Our International K-9 Angels

AURELIA LOACA

BETA'S LAND, Craiova, Romania

MADALINA NANU

Craiova, Romania

RALUCA SIMION

Bucharest, Romania

JEANETTE BORSCHARDT

Cyprus

RENA DALITOU

 

Volunteer, Nicosia

Cyprus 

 Our Support and Fundraising Team

TRACY

Role: Fundraising

MICHELLE

Role: Fostering and Fundraising

MARIE

Role: Fundraising

SUSAN

Role: Fundraising

ZOE

Role: Writer 'The Stray Today' 

ALANA

Role: Fundraising

DONNA

Role: Fostering

STEVE

Role: Volunteer Transporter

TONI

Role: Social Media Editor and Writer

JULIA

Role: Social Media Editor

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