Current facility to close for two days beginning Monday, Jan. 12Arlington’s new Animal Services Center will open for business at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, in its new location at 1000 E. Green Oaks Blvd.This week, the City of Arlington began moving the center from its current location on Pioneer Parkway. According to Animal Services Manager Chrishandra Huff, the center will be closed for two days, Monday, Jan. 12 and Tuesday, Jan.13, for the safe transport of all animals to the new shelter.The new center is located adjacent to the Southeast Branch Library and the new Dog Park, which increases its visibility and accessibility to the public.“We are excited about our new facility and all of the hard work ahead of us,” Huff said.More kennels, cages, and climate-controlled rooms with natural light are among the features of the new center. Medical care, onsite spaying, neutering, microchipping and public education programs are among the many daily services provided. Some green design features of the new center include drought-resistant landscaping and skylights.The goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of animals, enhance community awareness about responsible pet ownership, and promote the adoption of animals placed in the city’s care each year. Annually, the Arlington Animal Services Center houses more than 11,000 animals.
The new Animal Services Center is made possible by bond funds approved by voters in 2003, in addition to individual and private contributions totaling more than $300,000.The City of Arlington is planning a community grand opening later in March. Visitwww.ArlingtonTx.gov to learn more about pet adoptions and other animal services. For more information about the new shelter, call Animal Services Manager Chrishandra Huff at 817-451-3436 or e-mail Chrishandra.Huff@ArlingtonTx.gov.