By Mike Allison, Aug 17 2018 01:30PM
Safe and sound after almost 6 weeks 'on the run' in Nottingham, the ACUK/ Canine Capture UK team bring Annie back to safety. We offer a huge thank you to Kaye, Rob, Emma, Kelly, Ryan and the local helpers who all did their bit to aid the meticulous planning for yet another night-time recovery operation. The result was another safe, humane and successful capture using Chemical Immobilisation Technology (CIT) in professional hands.
Night-time darting is fast becoming the norm for ACUK/CCUK specialists. As more and more dog rescues become aware that darkness is no barrier to effecting a safe, humane and efficient capture.
Whilst darting is normally a last option in any dog capture scenario, there are certain circumstances where darting needs to be considered as a primary option - especially where the subject animal may be in danger from traffic, railways or any other environmental hazard.
Annie's story began when she escaped from her temporary foster carers, and as always it can be some time before the dog settles down into a routine that it feels comfortable in. After the use of trapping had been considered as a front-line capture method, but failed to yeield a successful outcome then it soon becomes evident that CIT becomes the only viable alternative.
Close liaison with Canine Capture UK resulted in establishing a reliable movement pattern that could be identified, and once CCUK were happy that the movement pattern was stable, then the stategic planning for the use of CIT could then be formulated.
Timing is crucial in any CIT operation, and Annie's case was no exception. at 11:40pm Annie was succesfully darted and by 12:15am, whe was safe and sound in the transport vehicle bound for her new home.
For full details of how CCUK can help you recover your lost dog, please contact us on 0845 303 7266, or email us on [email protected]