2019 Bill McCart Volunteer of the Year - Diane Greytak

2018 Bill McCart Volunteer’s of the Year
2019 Bill McCart Volunteer of the Year - Diane Greytak

Arlington Animal Services is excited to announce the recipient of the Bill McCart Volunteer of the Year Award for 2019 - Diane Greytak!

Diane became a volunteer with Animal Services in 2012. She volunteers her time working in many areas of the shelter, including our vet clinic every Friday. Diane continues to step-up, take initiative, and is not afraid of any challenges that may come her way. "You tell me where I need to be and when," or "what can I do to help?," are two sentences heard from Diane on an ongoing basis. She also serves as an amazing foster pet volunteer, taking home 251 foster animals since joining our program.

Diane's heart is made of pure gold and she is all about giving back and helping make a difference, including training service dogs as a personal hobby. 

A huge thank you to Diane and for everything she has done, and does for our shelter and animals!

Congratulations Diane!

Family of Exemplary Volunteer Bill McCart Shares Fond Memories of His 22 Year Commitment to the Community

Family members of the late Bill McCart
From left to right: Bill McCart’s grandson Colin Mize, daughter June Nichols, granddaughter Shannon Boyd, daughter Vicki Mize, and son-in-law David Mize

Family members of the late Bill McCart gathered together at Arlington Animal Services (AAS) to see the new plaque honoring their loved one for his 22 years of dedicated service to the City of Arlington, its residents, and the homeless animals of our community.

Vicki Mize, one of McCart’s daughters, spoke of her father’s dedication to volunteering at the animal shelter and his intense desire for people to be responsible pet owners.

Shelter staff reminisced about McCart - affectionately referring to him as “Mr. Bill” as having a quick, dry sense of humor never failing to make people laugh. Former shelter supervisor, Art Tawater shared fond memories of this super extraordinaire volunteer and friend stating that “everyone looked forward to having him at the shelter and he is greatly missed.” Former Administrative Coordinator for Kennels Lynn Trotter shared that Mr. Bill “had a great sense of humor, was helpful with people that came to the shelter, and encouraged them to adopt.” Trotter said everyone always looked forward to Mr. Bill coming in to volunteer.

The family was led on a tour of AAS by Chris Huff, shelter manager, who also remembers Mr. Bill fondly. It was evident that the family members share their passed loved one’s appreciation of animals.

If interested in volunteering please contact Volunteer Administrator Brittany Clark at animalservices@arlingtontx.gov or give Brittany a call at 817-459-6183 for more information.