Lost Pet Recovery Takes Flight with Thermal Drones

In a heartwarming development, a -based business is using thermal drones to reunite lost pets with their owners. Brett Delcambre, founder of Southern Drone Recovery, has expanded his services beyond helping hunters locate deer to now assisting in the search for missing pets, reports WAFB9.

A Passion for Helping People and Their Furry Family Members

Delcambre's passion for helping people has found a new outlet in pet recovery. He recognizes the deep bond between pets and their owners, stating, “Pets are our family, so if we can find somebody's lost pet, it's super rewarding.” The use of thermal drones has proven to be a game-changer in the search for missing animals.

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Mollie's Story: Resilience and Gratitude

One recent success story involves Mollie, a two-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier who was missing for 17 days. Despite sustaining injuries to her upper lip and leg during her ordeal, Mollie's resilience and gratitude upon returning home have been evident. Her owner, Casey Ratcliff, expressed her appreciation for Southern Drone Recovery's services, saying, “To have that service, it's promising.”

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Efficient Searches with Thermal Drones

The thermal drones employed by Southern Drone Recovery can search an impressive 600 acres, significantly reducing the time and effort required compared to traditional ground searches. Ratcliff noted, “When your feet are on the ground it can take hours, and he can fly his drone in and if the dog is nearby it can be in minutes.” The drones' ability to detect animals even in dense woods has proven invaluable.

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A Game-Changer for Worried Pet Owners

The introduction of thermal drones in pet recovery efforts is set to revolutionize the way worried pet owners approach the search for their missing companions. With the ability to cover vast areas quickly and effectively, these drones offer hope and reassurance during a distressing time.

As Southern Drone Recovery continues to make a positive impact in the lives of pet owners and their furry family members, the future looks bright for this innovative approach to reuniting lost pets with their loving homes.

Photos courtesy of WAFB9.

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