If you live in Westport, at some point you’ve probably wondered:
- What’s up with all these coyotes?
- What do I do about an injured bird/raccoon/deer?
- Is there anything I can do about my neighbor’s damn dog?
The answers come next Tuesday (March 5, 7 p.m.) from a somewhat unlikely source: the cops.
On second thought, it’s not so unusual. Westport’s Police Department has a robust Animal Control division. They’ll host that Animal Control Awareness Night, in the 2nd floor classroom at police headquarters on Jesup Road.
The goal is to educate the public about the Animal Control Division. Among the topics: animal control laws and town ordinances, disaster preparedness for pets, living with coyotes, protection from rabies, and what to do if you find injured wildlife.
Presenters include Dr. Sheldon Yessenow, state Animal Response Team regional director and a veterinary responder to Hurricane Katrina, and Peter Reid, associate director of Wildlife in Crisis.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Sorry — no dog treats.