Alligators, bobcats, coyotes and feral hogs are some of the more exotic examples of the wide range of urban wildlife living in our community. For years, large numbers of wild animals have been trapped, euthanized,or relocated by animal shelters all over the United States. Despite years of these practices, human interactions with urban wildlife still take place today. Ray Rentschler, Field Operations Administrator at Animal Services, is tasked with helping us co-exist with Arlington’s wildlife. These animals are a common and important part of our ecosystem, benefiting the human population in numerous ways. Ray will give us some insights into our local wildlife and how to interact with it.

Ray Rentschler has been in the animal control field for over 17 years and has worked in the positions of Animal Control Officer, Bite Investigator, Dangerous Dog Investigator, Cruelty Investigator and Field Supervisor.  Ray instructs Animal Law Enforcement classes across the state. He is a certified humane investigator with specialized training in Basic Criminal Investigation and Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation. Ray has had special training with wildlife including Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics, Urban Wildlife Training from Parks and Wildlife, as well as attended an alligator handling class.

Info: Annabelle Corboy or 817-683-1739

Event Location: 
West Arlington Police Station
2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd Community Rm
Arlington , TX
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 7:00pm