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 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 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.
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 http://www.facebook.com/PAAStx.
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.