Animal Services511 West 3900 South Salt Lake City, UT 84123Phone: 385-468-7387 24/hr Officer Dispatch: 801-743-7045Fax: 385-468-6028/ EmailHours: 10:00 am-6:00 pm Mon-Sat. Closed Sundays and Holidays
Salt Lake County Animal Services is dedicated to a no-kill philosophy.
The No-kill philosophy is based on the idea that all healthy and/or treatable animals can be saved and not euthanized. The national industry standards to determine a shelter’s no-kill status is 90% live release rate.
Animal Services began this commitment at the end of 2009. In 2013, the shelter achieved official no-kill status for the entire year, reaching 92.1% for the year. In 2015, we continued that trend with a live release rate of 94.5% for the entire year.
Live release means that of all the animals that come to the shelter, they are either returned home, placed with a loving family through adoption, or transferred to a qualified animal rescue organization.
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