Capture & Relocation
The process of chemically immobilising an animal to enable its safe capture and relocation is known as translocation.
Having carried out hundreds of translocation rescues of macropods, Alphadog AnimalArmy Inc. Director, Marcus Fillinger, maintains a 100% success rate (includes target acquisition and health and well-being of the animal post-rescue). A chemical immobilisation instructor, Marcus' success rate reflects industry standard.
Chemical immobilisation rescue and translocation is suitable for a number of purposes including:
- to rescue animals requiring treatment or rehabilitation
- to safely remove animals from areas where they are at risk, pose a risk to public safety, or are stranded or displaced from their natural habitat due to misadventure
- as a successful alternative to violent and costly culling programs and in conjunction with other non-lethal approaches such as fertility control
The following test cases include direct rescue translocation, rescue for treatment, rehabilitation and release into a safe wild environment.