n Emergency Services SA - Proper handling of animals in an emergency : animals emergency

Volume 27, Issue 4
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Extracted from text ... ESSA JULY / AUGUST 2006 - 29 Animal emergency A kitten up a tree is one kind of animal emergency, but local emergency services are often called out to stop a horse running wild on a highway or a snake on a construction site. Uncontrolled animals in urban areas could spread diseases, cause traffic disruption and generate a number of costly emergency services call-outs. Not all municipal emergency services have the correct equipment or training to rescue or capture animals safely, says Animal Handling Support Services managing director Neil Fraser. The lack of expertise could place personnel in an ..

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