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Safe-Capture International Offers Class in Chemical Immobilization of Animals

Safe-Capture International will be returning to New Mexico with the 16-hour workshop "Chemical Immobilization of Animals" at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, May 18-19, 2004.

Detailed presentation outlines, instructor information, printable registration forms and electronic registration are available on our website: Brochures containing all workshop details and registration materials are also available by telephone (608-767-3071) or e-mail ( request.

This is a completely revised and updated program. The all-new manual:
"Chemical Immobilization of Animals: Technical Field Notes 2004" will be distributed at this workshop!

Cost for this workshop is $475 for early registration and $525 for general registration. Those who have attended our workshop previously may attend again as a refresher for $275.

Our training program is presented over a 2-day period. It consists of 13 hours of multimedia/ lecture/ PowerPoint/ video presentation, followed by 3 hours of "Hands On" training where participants are divided into small groups and are taught how to safely use blowguns, long range projectors, darts, human protective safety equipment, and dart associated radio-tracking devices.

Our program has been presented since 1989, and is considered by US government agencies to be the standard in Chemical Immobilization training. We have provided training to well over 5,000 professionals in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Canada including the Animal Rescue League of Boston, New York ASPCA, Virginia Animal Control Association, Beardsley Zoo, Audubon Park Zoo, Folsom City Zoo, Dallas World Aquarium, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Merck and Co., Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, New Jersey Fish and Wildlife, Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries, Texas Parks and Wildlife, New York Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, US Fish and Wildlife Service-Alaska, USDA Wildlife Services, and many others.

We provide evaluation questionnaires to course participants asking for ratings of Excellent, Good, Satisfactory or Disappointing. Over 90% of participants have rated our program excellent! This program has been approved for 16 hours of Veterinary Continuing Education credit. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, and Oregon State University have granted our program 1 academic credit.

We do not sell equipment, nor do we have contracts with equipment manufacturers. We provide only education in Chemical Immobilization and field assistance, and our recommendations for drugs and equipment stem from practical field use. We strive to make our program the most complete and up to date training program available on Chemical Immobilization. We present our training program in an easy to understand manner, applicable to all experience levels.

A 100+ page training manual is provided to all course participants, and certificates are awarded to those satisfactorily completing the program.

For more information contact:
Safe-Capture International, Inc.
PO Box 206
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572
Tel: 608-767-3071, FAX: 608-767-3072