Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison. This month, Kevin Kimbrell, Addison's Animal Control Officer, spoke to us. Here is some interesting information from his presentation and the Q & A session that followed:
- Kevin worked in the field of pest control for 10 years, and 3 years in urban wildlife
- Before becoming an employee in the Town of Addison, he worked for a subcontractor for the town
- He also worked at the Addison Conference Center for a year before assuming the Animal Control Officer position
- His job entails a lot of educating the public
- It's that time of year - animal registration! If your pet is spayed or neutered, it costs just $3 to register. If not "fixed" the cost is $5 per pet. You can get the animal registration form on the town website.
- There is an agressive opossum relocation practice (look out Farmers Branch and Carrollton, here they come!)
- If you have a problem with wildlife, Kevin will loan you a trap and teach you how to use it. There is a waiting list for the traps.
- Is there a priority list in dealing with problem wildlife? You bet! Skunks get top priority.
Next month, the first Wednesday is December 5th. Come out and join the Addison Pacesetters at Dunn Bros. and learn about the town of Addison. The speakers begin their presentations at 10:30 am. Come early, grab a cup of coffee. The Mayor holds court at 10:00 am, so if you have questions about Addison, that's a good time to get answers. See you next month with the Addison Pacesetters at Dunn Bros.