Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
Volunteer of the Month: Tracy Thomas
Tracy Thomas is our November Volunteer of the Month! Tracy began
volunteering with SLCO Animal Services in November of 2012. Tracy has
volunteered within the shelter with both the dogs and the cats, as well as
helped at events.
offered her services as a real estate agent to those in the community seeking
pet friendly housing who are struggling to find rentals who will allow their
volunteers for UTAH FACES for the groom transport. The groom transport happens
twice a week and volunteers pick up an animal from the shelter and take it to a
local groomer offering their services for a bath and hair cut. This helps the
animal to not only feel better and get a much-needed bath but it boosts their
chance at adoption.
like Tracy are essential to the program. Tracy has involved herself with in the
animal community and is always willing to lend a helping hand.
Tracy is a
wonderful example of what volunteering is all about.
From all of us here at
SLCO Animal Services
THANK YOU TRACY! YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!!
“Generosity is the heart
of humanity.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita,
Adopt a Senior Dog This November
This November, adopt a senior dog from Salt Lake County Animal Services. Adoption fees, for all dogs over the age of 5, will be half off from November 1st - 30th.
Have we mentioned some of the great reasons to adopt an older dog?
1. You CAN teach an older dog new tricks!
2. Older pets are usually less destructive than a puppy.
3. They appreciate the art of relaxation.
4. Adopted senior pets are grateful for your kindness, attention, and love.
5. You can adopt a purebred if that's what you're looking for. There are numerous breed specific rescues throughout Utah. Here at Animal Services, we see hundreds of purebred dogs on the adoption floor every year.
Older dogs tend to end up in the shelter for numerous reasons that have nothing to do with their behavior such as: allergies, death of a guardian, a new baby, loss of a job, a move, or the novelty of owning a dog wears off.
Come meet our seniors Monday-Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM at 511 W. 3900 S., Salt Lake City.
MUTT-ster Mash: Halloween Party
Goblins and Ghouls join us for our first ever MUTT-STER MASH Halloween Party on Friday, October 21 from 2- 4 PM. This party is for HUMANS ONLY, ages 2-13 years-old.
Dress up in your costume, decorate pumpkins, munch on some "worms." When you're done swing into the cat colony rooms and read a book to them or just give them some loves.
At 3 PM there will be a costume contest by age group.
There will be 30 FREE pumpkins to decorate for the first 30 children. Get a shot of your ghoulish figure in our photo booth and more!
*** PLEASE NO MASKS ***
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer of the Month: Romina Rasmussen
Romina Rasmussen began
volunteering with SLCO Animal Services in November of 2013. She was
one of the first volunteers in our kitten nursery here at SLCO Animal Services.
nursery was a 24/7 project that took a lot of dedication from volunteers and
staff members. It requires around the clock
care for bottle babies that come into the shelter environment and need to be
fed every 2 hours. Once the
kitten nursery moved locations Romina decided not only to continue her help
with the kitten nursery but to also become one of the Cat Crusaders.
helped with photographing our cats to help them with their chances at adoption.
She has helped at adoption events, vaccine clinics, participated as a vendor at
Petapalooza and has even transported a dog or two to K9 Lifelines for daycare.
Besides participating in the
many events at the shelter, Romina fosters some of our bottle-fed
kittens that come into the shelter and need extra help to thrive.
also donated her delicious baked goods from her business, Les
Madelines, to many of our events for children, volunteers, and staff to enjoy. Romina is a
wonderful example of what volunteering/fostering is all about.
of us here at SLCO Animal Services
THANK YOU ROMINA!!!!
You are appreciated!!!!
do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~ Elizabeth
Volunteer of the Month: Charlie Ward
volunteering with SLCO Animal Services in April of 2016. Long before Charlie
started volunteering for Animal Services, he had adopted a very special dog with
medical needs from the shelter. Charlie made sure he had a wonderful, full
Charlie jumped right
into volunteering with the dogs and has become a very welcome addition to SLCO
Animal Services volunteer program. Charlie comes in weekly to make sure the
dogs are getting out of their kennels and going on nice, long walks.
Charlie has moved
through the collar system here at county very quickly and this has given him
the ability to work with more dogs in the facility.
Along with making
sure that the dogs get out, Charlie also volunteers for the Utah Faces Groom
transport. Taking dogs and cats to groomers who are offering their services
weekly to help the animals have a nice “Spa Day” and increase their chance at
He is also often
taking pictures and making videos to post on Face book to showcase an animal
again increasing their chance at adoption.
But wait that is not
all! In addition to all of the time Charlie spends making sure the dogs are
getting socialization, sunshine, and a good groom, he wrote a well thought out
proposal to improve our play yards. Staff and our volunteers will begin working
on a feasibility plan to bring it to life.
Charlie is a
wonderful example of what volunteering is all about and what a difference one
person can truly make.
From all of us
here at SLCO Animal services
THANK YOU CHARLIE!!!
YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!!!!
seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary
lives. ~Tracy Chapman