Our pack of “conservation dogs” help scientists and rangers collect vital information about foxes and feral cats that would otherwise be difficult to obtain.
How? They do it in a non-invasive way by sniffing out the information — often in the form of scat (faeces). Scat is useful because it reveals a lot of valuable facts about an animal.
Recently Jazz (pictured here) found the rogue fox on Phillip Island. With her super nose and senses, she was able to find the fox’s scat and, ultimately, the location of the fox.
Jazz is planning her retirement after 8 years carrying out this important work.
We are working hard to prepare four puppies for this important work. Marbee, Milly, Macey and Flash are in training to sniff out foxes and feral cats.
With your help we can train them to protect precious wildlife on Phillip Island, including the Little Penguins.