County Animal Website
Darrel Johnston, a volunteer for various animal shelters and groups in Sumner County, has just started a new web site. Darrel writes, "The site is a public information resource for animal organizations and events in Sumner County, and I believe it will benefit both the county and the animal groups."
Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance was formed in 2009 to bring high quality, low cost spay/neuter services to Sumner County. For more information, please visit their web site: www.SumnerSpayNeuterAlliance.org or www.facebook.com/sumnerspayneuter.
City of Portland Animal Control
If your pet is missing, it may have been taken to the Gallatin facility. Please call (615) 452-2400 for information.
Tennessee Wildlife Resource Authority
The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Authority can help you with general wildlife questions.
All Paws Wildlife Renewal
Affordable Wildlife Services, LLC
In the event you have a swarm of bees around your house, you might want to call a beekeeper.
has been a beekeeper here in Portland for about five years. He also catches bee
swarms and does beehive removals from any type structure. His information is:
Kenneth Bennett at 615-969-7063 or e-mail email@example.com. Mr. Bennett is a professional beekeeper. Mr. Bennett sometimes is able to come to your home and trap the bees, removing them safely to both you and the bees.
There is now a third beekeeper in Portland, Frank Hughes. His home number is (615) 325-6570 and his cell number is (615) 519-0619.
Please note that killing honeybees is needless and irresponsible. Each year, in the United States, honeybees are becoming more and more scarce. Professional beekeepers spend countless hours and a lot of money keeping them alive to pollinate our food crops.
By the way, in case you are worried, there are no killer bees in Tennessee. It is unclear if they will ever travel this far north.
The State of Kentucky has a great guide on how to identify snakes. We would assume that our area of Tennessee has the same snake species as Kentucky.