Apartment Managers Partner for a Safer Community
By Office of Communication
Posted on August 23, 2012, August 23, 2012

Education on Arlington Animal Related Laws for Pets Presented at Quarterly Meeting

Most Arlington residents are aware of the leash laws for pets, but did you know that when you walk your pet, you are responsible for removing and disposing of waste in a sanitary and lawful manner? This law is not just for residents in apartment communities, but for anyone walking a pet in the city.

Cheri Colbert, Administrative Coordinator with Arlington Animal Services (AAS) teamed with representatives from theArlington Police Department (APD), Arlington Housing Authority (AHA), and Arlington Urban Ministries to provide education about laws and resources available for residents to help build a safer and more thriving community.

Colbert presented information on animal licensing, the leash ordinance, tethering, the importance of spay/neutering, as well as micro-chipping animals to increase the chances of reuniting lost animals with their owners.

Victoria Hernandez with Arlington Housing Authority spoke to the managers about the city ordinance requiring all apartments to have smoke detectors in bedrooms. Joan Church with Arlington Urban Ministries informed everyone present about the resources available for residents who need help with utility bills, groceries, and rental assistance.

Arlington Police Officer Kim Fretwell stated the following:

"The purpose of the north district managers meetings is to get our managers together to educate them on various topics and get the word out to their residents. It is important to get some 'face time' versus everything through email. Today we had several presentations, which I thought was great information! A special thanks to all who attended and shared valuable information that supports families and enhances the quality of life within our communities."

Acting Deputy Chief Leland Strickland stressed the importance of calling 9-1-1 when suspicious activity is occurring. Strong community partnerships are important to help increase safety in neighborhoods.

These interactive meetings are held quarterly to help reduce crime and provide assistance to apartment communities.

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