Warm & Fuzzy Feelings and Holiday Cheer with Animal Services Angel Tree and More
By Carol Weemes
Posted on December 08, 2017, December 08, 2017

Warm & Fuzzy Feelings

Looking for a great way to give a heart-warming gift this holiday season? Arlington Animal Services has a purrfect idea for quenching that desire. The shelter's glowing angel tree has a wish list of items to help the shelter's adoptable pets.

Our furry guests are hoping for a wide range of gift items from cozy blankets and washable toys, to cleaning essentials to help keep their condos sparkling clean, such as paper towels, bleach, and more. See a list of urgent and every day needs here.

Visit the Animal Services center at 1000 S.E. Green Oaks Blvd. 76018 to visit the Angel Tree. Unable to visit us in person? Visit our Amazon Wish List, or see a list of other choices for online donations.

Add joy to your life and that of a homeless pet by adopting a new best friend to share the holidays! Each adoptable pet comes with a city license, spay or neuter, microchip, Rabies and core vaccines, and Heartworm or FeLV/FIV testing services. See shelter Hours of Operation.

Mobile pet adoptions will be at PetSmart at The Highlands two Saturday's this month, on the 9th and 16th of December (weather permitting) from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (or until all pets are adopted)! Be sure to visit withGolden PAWS Volunteers to see their homemade creations.

The 2018 Animal Services Pet Calendar is a wonderful gift giving idea for animal lovers of all sorts. This year's calendar features photos of pets belonging to Arlington's Superstar Volunteers. See Bumble, a Lion Head Bunny, and Kitten, a spectacular colorful lizard described as a dramatic dragon diva! A $5 donation for each calendar supports the shelter's educational programs ($8 donation online).

While supplies last, these unique calendars will be available at Jo-Eds Bomber sandwich shop, Creature Comfort Animal Clinic, the South Water Department and main Water Utilities Department location one the first floor ofCity Hall, as well as at the shelter. Get your calendar(s) in time for the holidays and the New Year!

The 2018 Animal Essay Contest kicked-off this week on the 4th of December! In its 17th year, the contest invites students who live in Arlington in the 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th grade that attend either public, private, or home school to participate. Contest essay entries may be submitted beginning on Monday, January 8, 2018 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018. Get this year's essay topics for each grade level, contest rules and requirements, and information about prizes here.

Arlington Animal Services will be closed Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Staff will be onsite to care for animals in the shelter and the center will reopen on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

Love, cherish and protect your pets and have a Happy Holiday season! Learn about precautions to take in cold weather and more.

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