Contact | Episode 2: Life Line – how K9 units protect our wildlife

Watch episode 2, “Lifeline”. K9 anti-poaching teams risk their lives every day. The dog’s heightened senses and body language become invaluable to the dog handler. The risks are real and the outcome is unpredictable.

Getting Started – A K9 Conversation Story is a must-watch 5-episode miniseries that tells the stories of Casey, Ghost, Gecko, Ceazer, Kilalo and the brave men and women who work alongside them to protect our wildlife. It sheds light on the conservation of K9 in South Africa, with the aim of helping to keep paws and boots off the ground.

K9 units in anti-poaching operations, involving a trained handler and dog, are crucial tools in efforts to combat poaching and wildlife crime in South Africa. The series tells personal stories of camaraderie, perseverance and connection, while spotlighting key organisations, protected areas and individuals on the ground. All dedicated to the protection of our natural heritage.

Fueled by passion and drive for sustainability

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has been supporting K9 Anti-Poaching Units with food, equipment and health care since 2012. They provide high-energy food, Hill’s Science Plan Performance, to these hard-working dogs, who not only ensure their health and allow them to work at their peak, but contributes to their fragrant ability.

In addition to this, Hill’s provided specific equipment, such as “cooling jackets” to help reduce the risk of heat stroke in very hot areas, as well as the organization and participation in dental cleaning and dental work. more complex on nearly 50 dogs at Kruger National. Ezemvelo Park and Parks.

Sustainability is very important to Hill’s overall and is seen as more than just a buzzword. Keeping wild areas wild and preserving our precious animal species is extremely important to us as South Africans, and even more so to Hill’s. Open spaces and their inhabitants are the lungs of our planet and it’s where we go to keep our spirits alive.

Enter to win!

To celebrate the launch of the series and 10 years of supporting K9 units, Hill’s is running a competition where you could win 1 of 12 prizes worth a total of over R150,000. These include a Wildlife ACT Volunteer Experience in Zululand, Northern KwaZulu-Natal 2 weeks for 2 people and a K9 Experience in Kruger National Park, Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces for 4 days for 6 people.

Visit www.MakingContact.co.za for more information on how to enter and for the contest terms and conditions.

This post and content is sponsored, written and provided by Hills Pet Food.

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