You've got animals to catch and care for, and we've got the latest information on the equipment for the job.
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From the Magazine
In one of her famous "Just Wright" columns printed in the early editions of this magazine, former HSUS Vice President Phyllis Wright advised animal control officers and others in the field to be choosy in their selection of equipment. "When new products are brought to your attention, always evaluate them from the animals' point of view," she wrote. And around the country, animal-minded ACOs like Officer Jones of Studly County have been doing just that for decades now'trying to get inside the brains of the species they shelter and protect.
High-tech gear is changing the face of animal control, but is it just "boys and their toys"?
An expert explains how to use the Y pole, a tool for working with fearful dogs that offers advantages over a traditional catch pole.
Use the equipment list, new officer training checklist and body armor policy from the Humane Society of Carroll County in Maryland for your field services staff.
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Check out Dr. Mark Johnson's blog about using the Y pole to work with feral or fractious dogs.