Encouraging responsible pet ownership by offering licensing programs, field enforcement services, and educational programs for Arlington citizens.

Video-Play-Icon

2018 Animal Services Volunteer Appreciation Event

The 2018 Arlington Animal Services Volunteer Appreciation celebration was held on October 6, 2018. Volunteers were recognized for their dedication and valuable 15,576 total hours of service contributed over the past year. These amazing volunteers are the lifeline of shelter operations and are appreciated for all their hard work and compassion helping homeless shelter animals.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Photos courtesy of:  Bill Boykin

Bill McCart Award – Volunteer of the Year

There were two this year!

Special Groups – Top Rescue Partners

  • Cats – Averting Catastrophe – 276 Cats
  • Dogs – Cody’s Friends – 54 Dogs

Volunteer Coordinator Recognition

  • Pampered Pups – Rachel Fry
  • PetSmart Cats – Barbara Morris
  • Pet Grief Sessions Leader – Dottie Johnson
  • Cattery Coordinators – Larry Glover and Barbara Morris
  • Laundry & Newspapers – Mary Kunkel
  • Dog Socialization & Ask Dr. Jenkins – Elvi Wood
  • Quality Control – Steve Kunkel
  • Dog Kennel Cleaning – Janet DeGray-Norman
  • Dog Holding Trainers – Sharan Lombardo and Janie Nelson
  • Kennel Photographers – Gina Piner and Karen Rasmussen
  • Birthday Party – Kaylie James
  • Golden PAWS – Marlaine Pray
  • Heritage Team – Dennis Finigan

Foster the Most Animals Award

  • Barbara Kocurek – 13 Cats
  • Elizabeth Thomas & Family – 6 Dogs

PetSmart Dogs Off-site Events

  • Julie & Travis Fletcher
  • Nancy Kholman
  • Gaye LeBoutillier
  • Roxanne Rowe

PetSmart Cats

  • Barbara Morris
  • Roxanne Rowe
  • Gaye LeBoutillier
  • Joseph Huang
  • Dennis Finigan
  • Emily & Eileen Carmichael
  • Steve Kunkel
  • Carol Moulton
  • Maria Garcia
  • Rubi Orozco
  • Sandra Miller
  • Steve Corbin
  • Terry, Ande & Abby Balson
  • Georgette Gibson

Golden PAWS Volunteers

  • Lynne Elliott
  • Marlaine Pray
  • Linda Shipko
  • Judy Repman
  • Julia Jaeckels
  • Gail Martin
  • Bev Carpenter
  • Christina Borneman
  • Donna Abbott
  • Rhett Cervantes
  • Judie Cox
  • Kathy Dalrymple

Volunteered Over 500 hours

  • Steve Kunkel
  • Barbara Morris
  • Janie Nelson
  • Gina Piner
  • Karen Rasmussen

Volunteered Over 200 Hours

  • Eileen Carmichael
  • Emily Carmichael
  • Beverly Carmichael
  • Larry Glover
  • Jo Ann Grist
  • Maria Gross
  • Harvey Melissa
  • Mary Kunkel
  • Sharan Lombardo
  • Teri Marvin
  • Marlaine Pray
  • Judy Repman
  • Betty Shults
  • Elizabeth Thomas

Congratulations and thank you to each and every person that volunteers their time at Arlington Animal Services. Your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated!

Special thanks to Spaghetti Warehouse located at 1255 W. Interstate 20 Freeway, Arlington, TX 76017 for providing the setting for this wonderful celebration.

For more information, contact Administrative Coordinator Michelle Patchett at 817-459-6183.