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Sue Barker CBE

K-9 Angels' Patron: Sue Barker CBE

On their 5th anniversary in December 2016 K-9 Angels were delighted to announce that Sue Barker CBE as a Patron of the UK-based all volunteer dog rescue charity K-9 Angels. Sue adopted a dog from K-9 Angels - here is Baiatu's story....

Two years ago Sue and her husband Lance decided they wanted to help the charity further by adopting a rescue dog that wasn’t easy to rehome.

Baiatu and a pack of seven other dogs were found on old factory grounds, where they lived off food scraps thrown to them by factory workers. 

The dogs had been rehomed in a temporary compound by the K-9 Angels, one by one Baiatu’s friends all found homes, but Baiatu wasn't so lucky.


I’ve been a dog lover all my life and a dog owner for some 28 years, so this charity is close to my heart”.

K-9 Angels help some of the million dogs roaming wild on Romania’s streets before they’re hunted down by ‘dog catchers’ and stuck in squalid state-run pounds awaiting euthanasia.

“Rescuing him and welcoming him into our home has been the most amazing experience. We did wonder what we were taking on. Was he house-trained? Would he walk on a lead?”

“We had so many questions - but the charity was wonderfully reassuring and supportive.”

He has settled into Sue’s home really well and Baiatu, or Batty as he is now fondly known as, is “the cleanest dog we’ve ever had, he’s never had an accident. He walks immaculately on the lead too.”

We are so delighted that Sue has become a patron of K-9 Angels. She is as passionate about dogs as we are and has provided a wonderful home to Baiatu too. We can’t thank her enough. 

Thank you so much BBC Gloucestershire for highlighting our charity K-9 Angels. We are a small UK charity run solely by volunteers, so this exposure means so much to us & will hopefully help many more rescue dogs like Sue Barker's Batty.
Thank you to Sue Barker CBE our charity patron, it is so wonderful to have credit to Madalina, an incredible rescuer who helps so many dogs like Sue's Batty.

🐶 #adoptdontshop

You can still help a dog in need by sponsoring a shelter dog. There are so many who need our help.
Sponsoring costs just 38p a day, and your chosen furry friend will send you a certificate if you choose a monthly ongoing donation too - such clever dogs!

Watch our patron Sue and then click HERE to find out more, because 'Every Life Counts'

Catch up with our Sue Barker CBE talking to Steve Kitchen on BBC Radio. We are so grateful to Sue for taking time to support us, and for saying the most wonderful things about her Batty dog!
Thanks must also go to Steve Kitchen and BBC Radio Gloucester, it is really good to have your support and airtime to highlight the needs of animal rescue charities working in places such as Romania!
Love from Team K-9 Angels xx


Please join with us in congratulating the Patron of K-9 Angels, Sue Barker who has become a CBE in the 2021 UK Honours List. We are delighted for Sue, who has been an amazing support to our charity since she joined us in 2016. Although her rescue boy Batty has recently passed away, we know he would be immensely happy too, knowing Sue gets the recognition she richly deserves for her contribution and services to sport, broadcasting and to charity. We hope you have a wonderful time celebrating with your family and your mum who celebrates her 100th birthday soon!

Love from all of us at K-9 Angels xx

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