Search and Rescue Gear
In addition to Bloodhound tracking, our company utilizes a variety of equipment to aid in tracking and trapping. Here are some of our tools that we use.
Our Drone aerial/ground team searches is one of the tools in our arsenal of equipment to help locate missing pets. We coordinate through use of GPS and radio systems and work as a team in the pursuit and capture of your roaming pet. Our drone has the technology to zone in on your pet and automatically follows up to 5 kms away. We have constant live streaming of the search and can video record and take pictures as well. An aerial search can be an extraordinarily effective tool when we have a pet roaming at large in a rural or mountainous setting where there is just too much ground to cover to be able to track your pet on foot in a timely fashion.
Our specialized weather resistant, 12 x 18 inch, highly visible posters are a tool we use to help find your lost pet. We use all of the information gathered through the search process to determine the locations that are most likely to receive sightings of your lost pet. We have had cases where owners had put out literally hundreds of their own posters with no results but after Petsearchers Canada’s highly visible poster went up, they almost immediately received calls and sightings of their lost/missing pet. Sightings are very useful in narrowing down where the pet might be sleeping or hiding and are also imperative for choosing the live trap locations.
Often missing cats and dogs instinctively turn semi-feral and will often be non-responsive to their owners and even run or hide; a humane live trap set in the right location has helped Petsearchers capture hundreds of missing cats and dogs. We have every size trap in our arsenal enabling us to capture any size cat from kittens to African Servals cats or any dog size from Chihuahuas to Mastiffs. Small Ferret size traps to large dog traps up to 4ft wide x 6ft high x 10ft long – we have them all.
“Petsearchers uses the most sophisticated technology available and we continually are improving our traps.”
We presently have 4 different techniques that are used to trigger our traps.
Live Trap Manual/Traditional Triggering Systems1. When dogs grab hanging meat in our live traps the door is released and before the dog even has a chance to react the door is shut.
2. Cats or dogs can trip the trap door to close simply by stepping on a trip plate on the floor of any of our traps.
Live Trap Remote/Self Triggering Systems3. Our live traps can be remotely tripped/closed onsite sitting in our one of our surveillance vehicles, regardless of the distance. Our staff can also be sitting in our office or at home while watching livestreaming video of your pet at the trap, at the press of a button we can close the trap, capturing your pet..
4. We can equip any of our traps with our sensors and electromagnet kits within a minute. When a dog or cat walks into our traps and breaks the invisible infrared laser beam the trap door immediately closes.
Used to determine if a lost cat or dog is holed up in a small dark place, like under a porch where there is no visibility, in a locked barn or garage, or a bush of thickets that it is impossible to see through. The heat sensor notifies us that there is a warm-blooded animal there, even if we can’t see it with our eyes. This is an invaluable tool. We can scan an open field or wooded area and immediately tell if an animal is hiding or lurking around.
Unsure if it is your missing cat or dog or a raccoon stealing the food left out overnight? To help confirm that it is your pet frequenting an area with sightings, we can set up a high-tech infrared camera to catch them in the act. We also use these cameras to let us know immediately if your pet is caught in our traps or even lurking around.
Our nets are small enough to catch a Chihuahua and large enough to capture a large dog; these capture nets are often used to secure a lost pet who is fearful and trying to elude us.
The catch poles we use are designed to secure a lost pet that is in site but out of reach; sometimes stuck in a tight spot or an area that can not be reached on foot. A catch pole can be used to stop an aggressive dog from biting and it also gives the dog time to access the situation and calm down.
Our industrial Borescope has a 17ft flexible semi-rigid cable with a video camera and led lights on the end, we use this tool to investigate holes in walls where cats might hide, or for cats or dogs under patios etc.
At Petsearchers Canada, it is our goal to reunite lost pets with their loving owners. We take pride in what we do and provide the utmost care in our searches. Our promise to you is that we will search for your pets as if they were our own.
Each one of our search vehicles are fully equipped with all of our search and capture tools