Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
February: National Pet Dental Month
"Open your mouth kitty....please? Say AAAAH"?
We know brushing cat teeth can be quite difficult. Here are
some tips and tricks on making it a little easier. February is National Pet Dental Health Month and we want to help your kitty have pearly whites.
- Massage and handle your cats face often to get them used to
having part of their face held. Do this for a few minutes each day until they
feel comfortable with their face being touched.
- Once they have gotten used to you handling the outside of
their face, you can start massaging their teeth and gums. You can do this with
your finger, a soft cloth, or gauze. Also do this for a few minutes each day
until they become comfortable.
- Choose a toothpaste and toothbrush made specifically for
cats! Let your cat sniff and taste the toothpaste before using it.
- Don’t force them through any of it. If they aren’t ready for
the next step, keep working on the previous step a bit longer.
- Brush their teeth every day. Brushing is most successful at
preventing oral disease if it’s done every day. Plus, if you do it every day
your cat won’t have to get familiar with the process each time.
- Give praise and reward when finished! Cats love praise and
treats! Definitely find the tasty treats too.
- Some other helpful things to keep your cats teeth clean if
brushing is just not working
- Dental treats
- Dental wipes
- Chew toys
- Dental cat food
If your cat refuses to brush their teeth, you can visit your local vet, who can clean your cats' teeth. If your cat is refusing to eat or chewing, it may be because of tooth pain, and we would recommend you take them to the vet immediately.
Celebrate Your Pet: National Love Your Pet Month
With February being National love your pet month we thought
this would be a fun time to talk about the many reasons we love our pets and
the way we describe our pets.
There are so many descriptions that apply to our dogs and how
they enrich our lives on a daily basis.
Is your dog a:
And of course……
It's hard to imagine life without pets. Every animal brings their own joy, laughter, frustration, learning, adventure and enrichment
to this world.
Here at Salt Lake County Animal Services, we have the privilege of sharing our space with them,
learning from them and having a job where we not only get to work with them but
get to work for them and help be a part of the solution in advocating,
educating and adopting.
For National Love
your pet month we would love to know how our readers describe their pet? Have a story about your pet you want to share with us and our followers? Please email email@example.com and we will highlight you and your pets.
Interested in pampering your pet this month? Join us for our Spa Day at Dirty Johnson's Dog Wash on February 25 from 10 AM - 3 PM. For $25/dog, volunteers will wash and dry your dog and trim their nails. Find out more on our event page.
Adopt Bean a Pot-belly Pig
Official Notice Of Sale
This Potbelly was brought into the shelter in January 2017.
He is a male approx. 6-month-old and available for adoption at 10:00am on 2-10-18.
His adoption price is set at $100 and will be adopted to the
first qualified adopter to come in on or after the 10th .
Adopter must be in an area zoned for livestock.
If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer of the Month: Post High Students
Salt Lake County Animal Services would like to thank our February 2018 volunteers of the month:
our student group from Post High!
A group of students from Post High come every single week
and make pupsicles for our dogs, clean the cattery for us, and socialize the
cats. All of them have a deep love for the animals and are a joy to have
volunteering at Salt Lake County Animal Services. This program helps give these
students new skills out in their community, cultivates empathy, and also
benefits the animals here at the shelter, which is a win-win situation.
We enjoy getting to know each of the students every school year and celebrating
with them when they graduate. Some students have come back to volunteer after
graduation and it brings it all back full circle.
We appreciate all that you do for us Post High! Thanks for
volunteering and giving our organization the most precious thing you will ever
own – your time and talent.
“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for
others?” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
We are always looking for volunteers for various projects! Find out more
Animal Services for Riverton Residents Shifts from Salt Lake County to Riverton City
Services for Riverton Residents Shifts from Salt Lake County to Riverton City
Salt Lake City, UT – Beginning February 1, 2018, citizens
with questions or concerns regarding lost or stray pets, licensing, complaints,
etc. will contact Riverton City at (801) 208-3108 for assistance.
All animals from Riverton currently in Salt
Lake County Animal Services care will be turned over to Riverton City on
February 1. To ease the burden of the transition Salt Lake County Animal
Services is seeking to send these stray and abandoned pets, that came from
Riverton, to local animal rescues where they can find new families. This should
hopefully ease the burden on Riverton City and ensure a positive outcome for
Salt Lake County Animal Services will continue
to serve the residents and pets as a no-kill shelter facility for Bluffdale,
Copperton, Emigration Canyon, Herriman, Holladay, Kearns, Magna, Midvale,
Millcreek, Salt Lake City and White City.
Below is information provided by Riverton City
for its citizens:
Where will citizens license their pets?
Riverton residents have two options to license
What dispatch number will people call to report
Riverton City Offices: 12830 S. Redwood Rd.
Stone Ridge Veterinary Clinic: 1381 W. Stone
Riverton City Animal Control services can be
contacted using the following numbers
What are the hours a Code Enforcement Officer
Office: (801) 208-3108
After hours UPD dispatch: (801) 743-7000
Office hours for animal control will coincide
with regular City Office hours, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and
Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. An on-call service for Animal Control
is also available so residents can contact a code enforcement officer
throughout the day, as well as at night and on weekends.
What are the contact numbers/addresses for
where lost animals will be placed?
Riverton City has two locations for animal
placement. To retrieve a lost pet, residents should call Animal Control at
(801) 208-3108 or (385) 415-9228 to coordinate animal pick up.
Will animals not redeemed to owner be placed
for adoption? And if so, where is that facility located?
What or where can someone find the fee schedule for redeeming lost animals?
Proposals for animal control fees are in the
process of being approved by City Council and will be available online at http://www.rivertoncity.com/departments/administration/finance/fees_and_taxes.php
An adoption program has been created in
partnership with Stone Ridge Veterinary Clinic, located at 1381 W. Stone Ridge
Ln. We will help promote the program as animals become available.
Salt Lake County Animal
Services is the largest no-kill municipal shelter in Utah. Our Animal Control
Officers provide responsive, timely assistance to animal related issues in the
community, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Animal Services provides a variety of
amenities to current and potential pet owners: low cost vaccinations and
sterilizations, pet adoptions, and free/low-cost microchips to ensure pets
return to their loving owners. For more information visit AdoptUtahPets.com.