Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
Keep Pets Safe from Fireworks
Lake City, UT – The high pitched
squeals and booms of fireworks is an extremely scary time for our furry
friends! Nationally more pets run away on the Fourth of July than any other day
of the year. In Utah, with fireworks allowed 3 days before and after the 4th
and the 24th of July, Animal Control Officers are extremely busy.
Salt Lake County Animal Services is gearing up
for fireworks season and we want pet owners to be prepared to help keep pets
safe! Here are some simple tips:
Take your dog for walks early in the day before the
fireworks start going off.
- Leave pets at home when you head to the park to see
- Give them a safe place to retreat to, such as a crate
or bed, and check on them every few hours.
- Turn on the radio and play soft music for them to try
and distract them from the sounds of the fireworks.
- Keep them indoors, lower the blinds and close windows.
When scared, dogs and cats will break through screens or windows to escape
- MOST IMPORTANTLY, make sure your dog/cat is microchipped and the
contact information on the microchip is up to date. If you don’t have time
to get them microchipped before the holiday be sure to put a collar and ID
tag on them.
- Prevent injury or bites to yourself. If you find a lost
or injured animal, they will be scared! Please contact your local animal
services and have an officer pick them up.
As a reminder, Salt Lake County Animal Services
provides free microchips to residents in our service area. We will be
closed on July 4, but we plan on an extremely busy July 5.
Official Notice of Sale: Pot Belly Pig
Official Notice Of Sale
This Pot Belly Pig was brought into Salt Lake County Animal Services in June 2017.
He is a male approximately 2 years-old and available for adoption at 10:00 AM on June 28, 2017.
His adoption price is set at $45 and will be adopted to the
first qualified adopter to come in on/or after the 28th.
The adopter must reside in an area zoned for livestock.
Volunteer of the Month: Charles Gehres
Salt Lake County Animal Services would like to thank June's volunteer of the month, Charles Gehres! Charles has been volunteering with us for just a couple of
months, but he has already proven to be a wonderful addition to our volunteer
family! He quickly moved up to an orange collar level and works with some of
our more challenging dogs. He takes them for walks and gives great feedback
about their personality and behavior. The dogs love him!
Charles has attended workshops at our shelter and has also
taken one of our long-time dogs to Barley’s for swim time! He is always eager
to jump right in wherever help is needed. We can always count on Charles!
We appreciate all the time that you put into volunteering
with us Charles! You make a difference!
Dogs are Too Cool for Hot Cars
Take the pledge this summer to keep your dog cool! Your pets are too cool for hot cars, hot pavement, or to be left alone for hours outside (on a hot balcony.)
We are kicking off the Too Cool for Hot Cars campaign on June 7, from 9 AM – 10 AM, at Salt Lake County Animal Services: 511 W 3900 S, SLC.
Animal Services will be collecting pledges in person and for a suggested donation of $1, handing out Auto Alerts that change color when temperatures are unbearable for ANYONE, including dogs to be left in the car.
4Truck Firehouse Food will be handing out FREE hot dogs (while supplies last). Then selling additional food, 10% of proceeds will go back into educating the public on how to keep their pets safe when temperatures exceed 70-degrees.
The Utah Safe Kids Coalition and additional partners will also be on site to remind people to not leave children in hot cars as well.
West Valley Animal Services: 12 PM – 2 PM
Davis County Animal Care @ Layton Walmart: 11 AM – 2 PM
Weber County Animal Services: 12 PM – 2 PM
Hot Cars: Once outside temperatures reach 70-degrees, temperatures in a car can exceed 116-degrees within 10 minutes. Even on a mild 75-degree day, cracking a window in your car or parking in the shade doesn’t make a difference. Temperatures inside the vehicle are deadly. Dogs can suffer from heatstroke, irreparable brain damage, or even death.
If you see a pet inside a vehicle excessively panting, non-responsive, drooling, or listless, call Salt Lake County Animal Service’s Dispatch number immediately: 801-743-7045. Never break a window of a vehicle on your own to pull out a pet, you could be liable for damages. Take a photo of the pet, the license plate, and give that information to Animal Control Officers.
Hot Pavement: Dogs can burn their paws on the sidewalk in the summer. When in doubt test the surface yourself: place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you CAN’T stand the heat for FIVE seconds, it’s too hot for you to walk your dog. Which means you will need to walk your dog early in the morning, later in the evening, and leave them at home when heading to festivals or farmer’s markets.
Hot Balconies: Despite being covered, a balcony can get very hot, VERY fast. A dog left on a balcony may try to escape and injure themselves when they’re left alone and hot. A bowl of water is easily overturned and the pet is left anxious, dehydrated, and in similar conditions as a hot car. If you see or hear a pet on a balcony that’s in distress call Animal Control: 801-743-7045.
Magna Pet License and Vaccine Clinic
June 3, 2017
Magna Rec Center
3250 S 8400 W
11 AM - 3 PM
This clinic is sponsored by our non-profit partner, Utah FACES.
• Low cost vaccinations, rabies vaccinations, and microchips will be available.
• Any resident may attend the clinic.
• Animal Services will be licensing dogs, cats, and ferrets. Bring proof of previous rabies vaccinations, license, & microchip.
• Please be sure to have your dogs on leash. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers.
Courtesy of Salt Lake County Animal Services and Utah FACES.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org/385-468-7387.
Above services available at our location: 511 W 3900 S, SLC • Mon-Sat 10 AM - 6PM
No appointment necessary
$5: Senior Citizen (residents 60 & older. Pet must be Sterilized)
SALT LAKE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES SERVES RESIDENTS OF:
METRO TOWNSHIPS: Copperton, County Islands, Emmigration Canyon, Kearns, Magna, & White City
CITIES: Bluffdale, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Millcreek, Riverton, & Salt Lake City