2021 Bill McCart Volunteer of the Year - Deborah Nothdurft

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2021 Bill McCart Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient - Deborah Nothdurft

Arlington Animal Services is excited to announce the recipient of the Bill McCart Volunteer of the Year Award for 2021 - Deborah Nothdurft!

Deborah has been a volunteer at Arlington Animal Services since June of 2021. Deborah joins the shelter team two to three times a week volunteering her time. She helps the shelter staff and animals by doing laundry, unfolding/prepping newspapers, and doing dishes. Deborah loves to stay busy and is always looking for more tasks to help the shelter.

Since June of 2021, Deborah has volunteered over 607 hours. She logged in over 450 hours in 2022 alone!

Much Appreciation and Congratulations Deborah!

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 and 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 [email protected] or give Brittany a call at 817-459-6183 for more information.