Electric Dog Cages Protect Rangers

Published on Thursday, 20 June 2024 at 4:49:00 PM

Katherine Town Council has fitted its ranger vehicle with a K9 Kube electric dog transport cage to minimise animal stress and improve work health and safety.

The new K9 Kube cage can be operated by rangers by remote control, allowing them to secure dogs in the back of their vehicle with minimal risk of being bitten or injured while lifting dogs.

The Kube features a cage that is lowered from the vehicle to the ground using a remote control-operated lift. Once on the ground, the dog can quickly move into the ventilated cage and be elevated into the vehicle.

Council CEO Ingrid Stonhill said that previously, rangers would manually lift the dog into the cage on the back of the ranger vehicle.

“This new equipment will also reduce stress on the animal while protecting our rangers,” Ms Stonhill said.

“The remote-controlled cages are well-ventilated and can comfortably accommodate the largest and heaviest dogs our rangers will likely handle.

“We have one Kube already operational and will fit a second to another ranger vehicle scheduled to arrive next week.”

For media enquiries, please contact Communications and Engagement Officer at records@ktc.nt.gov.au or 08 8972 5500.

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