Ol Pejeta is one of the largest black rhino sanctuaries in East Africa and home to the last male Northern White Rhino 'Sudan'. Set over 90,000 acres, it's dog section reinforces anti-poaching efforts by protecting wildlife, safeguarding the local community and assisting the work of the KPR and other conservancies.
The Ol Pejeta dogs were originally trained and classified by volunteer Daryll Pleasants our now chief trainer with each specializing in a different area such as: arms explosives detection dogs, multi- discipline and triple role dogs, assault dogs (that run completely silent for silent for ambush attacks) , infantry patrol dogs and tracker dogs. The handlers were also trained in specialist canine tactics, kennel management and canine care, leading to full certification , by us, for each handler at the end of training. We also provided sponsored kit for each dog and handler such as collars, leads, tracker lines and harnesses. We have now fully completed this project at Ol Pejeta and are pleased to report that the section continues to help protect not only Ol Pejeta but other surrounding conservancies.
In April 2017 Ol Pejeta assisted A.S.A by kindly allowing two Anti Poaching Dogs & Handlers to be housed and trained there whilst their own reserve in Mozambique was inaccessible. An example of two conservancies in partnership.
Looking to the future, A.S.A recently deployed an Arms/Ammunition dog 'Drum' to compliment the existing dog section.