Code Compliance Services                                                Volume 1, Issue 2

December 2011

In This Issue
2012 "Pets of the Year" Calendar Now Available
Educator Earns Award
UT Arlington Student Volunteers
Bowie Students Learn Pet Care
Partnership Promotes Animal Adoptions
Code Compliance Services Includes: 


Arlington Animal Services Center


Code Compliance

Animal Services
Quick Links:


Success Stories



Low Cost Pet Sterilization available the second Friday of each month 


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



with Santa Claus  


is fun for

the entire family!



December 3, 2011  


Learn more about the Pet Angel Tree

2012 The 2012 "Pets of the Year" Calendar is Now Available


Thinking of what to get the animal lover in your family as a holiday gift? The 2012 "Pets of the Year" calendar is a great stocking stuffer. Proceeds benefit Arlington Animal Services.

Read more.

Chris Huff Receiving Humane Educator Award

Chris Huff Receiving Humane Educator Award

Community Services Educator Receives Humane Educator Award 


Congratulations to Chris Huff for her outstanding contributions to the community. She is the recipient of the 2011 Humane Educator Award presented by the Texas Animal Control Association (TACA). The award recognizes the promotion of humane education to children and adults in the community and state. Read more. 

UT Arlington Future Community Leaders

UT Arlington Student Volunteers

Future Community Leaders from UT Arlington Give Back to the Community


The Animal Services Center had a special treat in store when 20 UT Arlington students spent hours volunteering their time. The facility received deep cleaning and some of the adoptable animals were happy to receive special attention. These volunteers worked diligently helping where needed.  Read the article

Bowie High School Vocational Adjustment Class

Bowie High School VAC

Bowie High School Learns Pet Care 


The Bowie High School Vocational Adjustment Class (VAC) visited the Arlington Animal Services Center and learned about animal bite prevention, how to properly dispose of pet waste, and local animal ordinances.   

Read the article.



Visit PAAS

Facebook Page


Partnership Promotes Animal Adoptions


To view the most urgent as well as other adoptable pets currently at Arlington Animal Services, please visit the Partners of Arlington Animal Services (PAAS) Facebook page at   



Code Compliance Corner


The topic this quarter is dilapidated fences. Perhaps you or a neighbor has a fence that is beginning to show signs of age and/or distress. How do you know when a fence is in violation of city ordinance? Any fence that is 15 degrees out of alignment, or with 10% of its pickets or structural components either damaged, missing, or rotted is out of compliance.

Increased standards include those fences visible from private property as well as from public view. Fences in an improper state of repair that causes a safety or health concern, is improperly positioned, or unsafe and deleterious to the livability of the neighborhood are also out of compliance. 

When a fence surrounding a swimming pool
is out of compliance is a life-safety concern.
Dilapidated Fence (before)
Dilapidated Fence (after)


Report and Check

Animal and Code Compliance Related Requests Online 

or by phone at




Chris Huff                                               Carol Weemes                                            Patricia Cook

Executive Editor                                    Managing Editor/Writer                             Contributing Editor

Community Services Educator             Neighborhood Services Analyst              Animal Services Center Volunteer