Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
Vote 4 PAWlitical Pets
The nomination period is over and it's time to Vote for PAWlitical Mayor! We have 16 candidates and an intern. Find out more about them, their PAWlitical platforms and VOTE! Voting will run from
October 13 - November 10.
Does your pet have leadership skills?
Salt Lake County
Animal Services and Mayor Ben McAdams are excited to announce the first PAWlitical
Pet Election. Non-human residents of Salt Lake County are encouraged to run for Mayor.
The election for the prestigious position of Salt Lake County PAWlitical Mayor is
for a 2-year term of office. While PAWlitical Pets must be Salt Lake County residents, voters can live
This PAWlitical Election
is a fundraiser sponsored by Salt Lake County Animal Services. It will be held
every two years. The funds raised from this event will go to our Injured Animal
Fund. We provide care for hundreds of injured and sick animals every year. This
will benefit them greatly!
County PAWlitical Pet Filing Qualifications:
- Registration opens September 11th
- Deadline to register September 30
- Salt Lake County pet resident (all cities within
Salt Lake County: Alta, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman,
Holladay, Midvale, Murray, Riverton, Salt Lake City, Sandy, South Jordan, South
Salt Lake, Taylorsville, unincorporated Salt Lake, West Jordan, West Valley
- Licensed (proof needed if applicable)
- Fully vaccinated (proof needed if applicable)
- Provide a clear photo (4 x 6) of your PAWlitical Candidate.
Digital only (jpeg, png, gif) and emailed to Randee at email@example.com.
How to apply and FAQ's
PAWlitical Pet Application
2017 Important Political Pets Mayor and Council Election Dates
Monday, September 11th - Registration opens for PAWlitical
Mayor – Entry fee is $25.00
Saturday, September 30th - Registration closes
Thursday, October 12th - Meet & Greet with all PAWlitical
Friday, October 13th - Voting begins – Votes are
Friday, November 10th – Last Day to vote
Tuesday, November 14th – Winners announced on
Facebook Live at Salt Lake County Animal Services
Late November / Early December (Date TBD) – Swearing in of the PAWlitical
Pet Mayor and Council
Disclaimer: All PAWlitical Pet Candidates must be
well-behaved, social, and healthy. NO biters allowed. Salt Lake County Animal
Services reserves the right to remove any PAWlitical Candidate or PAWlitical official
from office if a serious animal ordinance violation occurs.
Notice of Sale: Overo Sorrell/White Paint Mare
August 21st , 2017
State of Utah, County of Salt Lake,
In Salt Lake City,
I have in possession the following described animal, which
will be sold at public auction to the highest cash bidder at Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 West
3900 South, Salt Lake City Utah 84123, ph 385-468-6051.
The auction will be conducted as a sealed bid process. The
minimum bid for the following estray is $900. To participate please
include the Lot# ,amount of your bid ,
your name, address and phone number.
All bids must be received at our office by 5:30 pm Monday,
the 28th day of August,
2017. The highest bidder will be
notified the following day.
LOT #1: Overo Sorrell/White
Paint Mare approximately 4 yrs. old . She is very
friendly with a sweet personality and loves
to interact with people.
training is unknown.
Said animal was taken up by me in said city on the 9th Day of August, 2017.
Director Talia Butler
Salt Lake County Animal Services Division
[Ord. 69-99 § 9, 1999: 24-89 § 1, 1989]
Clear the Shelters: August 19, 2017
Salt Lake County Animal Services is excited to be part of the 2017 Clear the Shelters campaign.
On Saturday, August 19, as part of "Clear the Shelters:"
ALL cat and kitten adoption fees will be waived.
All rabbit adoption fees will be waived.
Dog adoptions fees will be 50% Off.
View all of our adoptable pets online.
Across the country NBC and Telemundo owned stations are partnering with shelters to help Clear the Shelters. Last years event was so successful! In 2016, over 50,000 pets were adopted across the country as part of Clear the Shelters! Help us break that record this year!
Volunteer of the Month: Cathy Rockwell
Cathy Rockwell has been volunteering with Salt Lake County Animal Services
since January 2017. She is faithfully here several times a week to work with our cats.
You can find Cathy in our cattery, brushing, socializing, and playing with our cats in
each of the colony rooms. She knows their personalities and always
gives great feedback on their behavior or medical needs!
She is quick to smile and has a gentle way with all
the cats, staff, and volunteers that she meets.
Thank you, Cathy, for all that you do for us here at Salt Lake County Animal Services.
Your dedication and heart inspires us.
We are proud to have you volunteering with us.
Interested in volunteering? Check out the various volunteer opportunities available.
Team Sabrina: A Journey of Love
Salt Lake County Animal Services long term resident, Sabrina
the black and white Pitbull, graduated has graduated from her C.L.A.S.S., with a
Bachelors level in Canine Life and Social Skills!!!!!!!
At the end of March we had an idea: a
way to help our dogs that have become invisible and that have been here far too long. We put our idea out there, a training program to help these dogs develop new skills and desired behaviors.
Our amazing volunteers jumped at the chance
and Team Sabrina and Team Rocko were born. Two teams of three people agreed to
work with these dogs for at least the seven weeks that the training class was
in session. They also committed to work with their dog throughout the week. We
know that if they get a little more exposure and we help
them gain these lifestyles skills we were opening a door for them that has not
been open before.
Sabrina now has a plethora of new skills to
go home to her forever family with. She officially passed her test and learned
the following skills.
Impulse control-things on the floor
Attention on you with people distractions
Humans greeting humans
Impulse control with other dogs
(engage/disengage, look at that)
Not jumping up
Value of treats
Loose leash walking
Leash Reactivity skills
"Go say hi” game
Polite leash walking with distractions
Distance, duration, distractions
Her kennel behavior and manners here at the
shelter have dramatically improved as well!
Thank you Team Sabrina for sticking it out and working so hard,
Sabrina is now getting to become her best self. Thank you to our awesome
Schlossnagle of Side by Side Dog Training. Thank
you Utah FACES for your support in this
exciting new program. We are so proud of you and proud of this shelter. I'm sure so many other shelters wish they could have a
Team Sabrina. I hope one day they do.
Sabrina is available for adoption or foster
and comes with a free training session so we can continue all that she has
learned. If you're interested in adopting her or donating so other shelter dogs can receive training like Sabrina's please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.