Code Compliance Services                                            Q1 Update FY2014


In This Issue
* Pets are Finding New Homes
* Helping Seniors Stay Happy by Getting a Pet
* Arlington Animal Services Honors Sandy Hook Victim
* Citywide October Volunteer of the Month - Lindsey Hurr
Code Compliance Services Includes: 


Arlington Animal Services Center


Code Compliance

Animal Services
Quick Links:


Pets of the Week




Golden PAWS


Learn More About Volunteering


View Adoptable Animals

Code Compliance Quick Links:


Code Compliance Inspection Districts 


Info on Common Code Violations


Become a Code Ranger 


Report Graffiti


Low Cost Veterinarian Services Offered


Low Cost Pet Sterilization at Arlington Animal Services through TCAP on the second Monday and 2nd Friday of each month 

(by appointment)


Community Pet Outreach provides low cost pet vaccinations at Arlington Animal Services on the last Friday of each month from 1-5 p.m.    



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Pets are Finding New Homes


Thanks to the Pets of the Week video campaign featuring a dog and cat of the week, everyone gets to get a more personal experience when viewing the featured pet online.



Arlington's Seniors' are Benefitting from a New Program 

Helping Seniors Stay Happy by Getting a Pet


A new donation site has been established for the community to help seniors living in senior citizen living facilities in Arlington. Many seniors would love to have a pet, but cannot afford a pet deposit.


Your donation can help bring happiness to a senior by affording them the opportunity of having a loving pet.


Read more.

Catherine Hubbard will Always be Remembered
Arlington Animal Services Honors Sandy Hook Victim 
Catherine Hubbard, an adorable six year old, loved animals. A brick paver memorializing young Catherine, a victim of the Sandy Hook massacre, is placed on the Arlington Animal Services commemorative walkway.




Lindsey Hurr Named Citywide October Volunteer of the Month

Citywide October Volunteer of the Month - Lindsey Hurr  


A familiar, and beautiful smiling face is that of Lindsey Hurr, a dedicated Arlington Animal Services Volunteer. 


Lindsey loves animals and is passionate about finding adoptable pets good homes.


Thank you, Lindsey!


Read more.


  Report Lost and Found Pets at:

Code Compliance Spotlight


Code Compliance Spotlight recognizes Code Compliance Services staff for exceptional performance.
Congratulations, Laura Jeffrey!
Code Compliance Officer Laura Jeffrey was recognized as a Huff Buck* recipient for her dedication and hard work during the months of October through December 2013. 
*Arlington Animal Services Manager Chris Huff implemented a program to help motivate and encourage staff to go the extra mile with customers. This is a peer recognition program which allows employees of the shelter to recognize one another for going above and beyond. The employees submit notes of appreciation and acknowledgement from fellow staff members.

Be watching to see who will be the Huff Buck recipient for next quarter!
Good luck Animal Services Center staff. We know you all work hard for the success of the shelter.

Laura Jeffrey, Huff Buck Recipient

Code Compliance Services welcomes seven new officers to the Code Compliance Services team! 


Charles Munoz

Johnny Arnold

Josh Acord

Lynn Trotter

Rhonda Rush

Victor Alfaro

Victor Pizarro


Welcome to each and every one of these officers! One position was newly filled, and the remaining six were gained through attrition and promotions.



We are working together to build a thriving community!


Welcome, New Code Compliance Officers


Code Compliance Corner


As with most cities, Arlington has uniform sign standards designed to promote a positive, aesthetically pleasing city image. Another goal is to maintain and strengthen the economic stability of Arlington's business, cultural and residential areas. These efforts are important when working to build a thriving community. We have recently been fielding questions and complaints regarding advertising displays when someone is holding a sign in front of a business, commonly referred to as a "sign walker". The general rules for these types of displays are:


  • Advertising signs (including hand held signs) and costumes are not allowed for display in the right of way which includes, but is not limited to, the sidewalks, streets and medians. Additionally, they are not allowed within the visibility triangles, as outlined in Article IX of the City of Arlington's Streets and Sidewalks Ordinance.
    • Properties with a sidewalk - The person with the sign and/or costume must be one foot (1') behind the sidewalk (hand held signs cannot hang over the sidewalk).
    • Properties without a sidewalk - The person with the sign and/or costume must be eleven feet (11') back behind the curb or street's edge.

To report a concern, or if you are a business seeking to engage in this activity but would like to first speak with a Code Officer for clarification, please call 817-459-6777, or visit:



Violation:  Signwalker on Sidewalk
Violation:  Signwalker too close to curb or street edge


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Chris Huff, Animal Services Manager            Carol Weemes, Neighborhood Services Analyst                                           

Executive Editor                                                Managing Editor/Writer