The Retrievers use Spartan GoCam to catch a skittish dog
The Retrievers, a volunteer lost dog team in Minnesota, has 11 Spartan GoCams, which we use when we are trying to catch a skittish dog. This type of dog avoids human contact and usually needs to be trapped. We use the trailcams to monitor feeding stations, so we know what is eating the bait. Once we see the dog on camera, we deploy a humane trap near the food.
Because we have been able to monitor his patterns, we usually know approximately when the dog will be by for his meal. We can also see his behavior around the trap. We usually don’t arm the trap until we see that the dog is actually entering it. Then we can plan when to catch the dog and be there to immediately secure it.
With the web portal, every team member is able to follow every case and study each image so nothing is missed. Instant delivery of the photos enables us know what’s happening at the traps at all times, without having to physically check the cameras. This capability is one of the reasons why our small nonprofit group of 17 people can serve nearly all of Minnesota.
Devon Thomas Treadwell