Wild animals cause thousands of dollars worth of damage in Texas every year as they get into any available nook and cranny in residences and garages. Kennedy receives dozens of emergency calls per day, from pet cobras getting loose, to wild bobcats on the rampage.
He has over 25 years’ worth of experience as an animal trapper. He often trapped animals in cages and would take them to a temporary animal rehabilitation sanctuary where they would be cared for then released back into the wild.
He is a rare example of a wildlife control worker who will do anything to avoid making a lethal decision with an animal, preferring to use humane trapping techniques instead.
Kennedy said, “We want to treat these animals the way we would want to be treated. If I’m not going to eat it, I’m not going to kill it. That’s just how I was raised.”
He works closely with Donna Robinson, who runs the Squeezle Farm with money out of her pocket. She helps to rehabilitate the animals before releasing them into the wild, giving them a second chance at life after their close encounter with humans.
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