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New dog trucks for when Fido breaks free

By johnboy 8 January 2014 47

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TAMS are celebrating the arrival of all singing and dancing dog catching trucks:

Domestic Animal Services (DAS) has received two new state-of-the-art vehicles that will make conditions safer and more comfortable for dogs being transported, while also limiting the risk to rangers by reducing the need to handle heavy or aggressive dogs.

Manager of Licensing and Compliance Michael Brice said the new vehicles will help DAS deliver a better service to the community.

“The new state-of-the-art trucks are capable of transporting up to seven dogs ranging from big to small, all in separate cages. They also include a cage system which can be lowered to street level, reducing manual handling and heavy lifting, to make the vehicle safer for dogs and rangers,” Mr Brice said.

“Lifting a large dog into the back of a vehicle can be difficult, and if the dog is dangerous there can be a risk to the ranger and the animal. As the new vehicle can lower two of its cages to the ground, rangers can simply walk the animal into the back of the vehicle and secure it. The cage can then be repositioned on the back of the vehicle using a winch.”

Mr Brice said the new truck would be particularly handy over the upcoming holiday period, when DAS rangers generally collect more stray dogs, as pet owners go on holiday and leave their pets at home.

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Pork Hunt 3:01 pm 12 Jan 14

maxblues said :

A case of old dogs, new trucks?

He said with his best Kiwi eccent…

IrishPete 11:15 am 12 Jan 14

On the subtopic of popularity of various breeds, serendipitously this is in the CT today http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/one-in-six-act-households-keeps-a-pet-dog-20140111-30o19.html

Interesting that “lifetime registration” has unintentionally meant dogs remain registered after death, and in the ACT inter-state moves would be an issue too.

IP

Pitchka 3:39 pm 10 Jan 14

Ghettosmurf87 said :

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Madam Cholet said :

I’m wondering why DAS were not running on some kind of skeleton staff?

Because the dogs would run away with the bones?

I laughed *thumbs up*

Thanks for fixing the quote, as it made no sence when it was posted after my response. I was wondering WTF she was on about. 🙂

maxblues 3:37 pm 10 Jan 14

A case of old dogs, new trucks?

ausbradr 1:32 pm 10 Jan 14

Looks like a solution ACT Policing could use in response to alcohol fuelled violence as well, by night.

Ghettosmurf87 12:59 pm 10 Jan 14

Queen_of_the_Bun said :

Madam Cholet said :

I’m wondering why DAS were not running on some kind of skeleton staff?

Because the dogs would run away with the bones?

I laughed *thumbs up*

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