Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
Volunteer of the Month: Jenelle Aitken
Meet our volunteer of the month, Jenelle Aitken. Jenelle
began volunteering for Salt Lake County Animal Services in September of 2016. Jenelle
had lost her dog and after giving herself some time she decided the best thing
she could do to honor her friend was to begin volunteering to help dogs at the
right in and began volunteering at the shelter: socializing the dogs, getting
them out of their kennels for play time, treats, training and love.
long before Jenelle was joining us at events and helping us to get the dog out
of their kennels so that potential adopters could see them. Jenelle is an Orange collar volunteer which means she can
work with more dogs in the facility as well as work with our Animal Behavior Team.
regularly comes in on Saturday mornings to make sure that the dogs are getting
out of their kennels on the weekends and getting sunshine and socialization. It
didn’t take too long before she fell in love with an older Pitbull here at the
shelter and became not only a volunteer but also a foster.
her roommate Bri (Who is also a volunteer) have taken him into their home and
are giving him the chance to excel and show what his true personality is. Not
to mention helping him heal from some medical issues.
Jenelle is a wonderful
example of what volunteering is all about!
From all of us here at
SLCO Animal Services
THANK YOU JENELLE!! WE
Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
~Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Free Feline Fix the 1st Thursday Every Month
The Free Feline Fix is back! Salt Lake County Animal Services will be offering this program thanks to our non-profit partner, Utah FACES. We will hold a free fix the first Thursday of the month throughout ALL of 2017! Get your cat spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped for FREE!!!
**PLEASE BRING ALL CATS IN CARRIERS**
The first 40 qualified cats in the doors at Salt Lake County Animal Services (511 W. 3900 S.) between 7:30 AM - 9 AM the first Thursday of the month, throughout 2017, will receive a free spay/neuter, vaccinations, and a microchip! All in jurisdiction cats will need to be licensed ($15) at the time of service. Any out of jurisdiction cats will receive the same services that day for a $50 fee.
This free opportunity is sponsored by our non-profit partner, Utah FACES. Help keep the program alive and donate to http://utahfaces.org/.
In jurisdiction cities: Bluffdale, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Millcreek, Riverton, Salt Lake City
In jurisidiction townships: Copperton, County Islands, Emmigration Canyon, Kearns, Magna, White City
Questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer of the Month: Jacob Verde
Meet our December Volunteer of the Month, Jacob Verde, he began volunteering with Salt Lake County Animal Services in May of 2016. Jacob has a love for all animals but
saw that the cats really need and enjoy the interaction of our volunteers and
became one of our wonderful Cat Crusader volunteers.
Jacob comes into the shelter weekly
to spend quality time with the cats while they wait to find their forever
homes. Jacob helps clean up after them, play
with them, groom them and just sit with them and give them love and
Jacob is quickly learning a lot about
cat behavior and how they communicate with people when they are working with
them. Jacob volunteers with his mother, Kathy, who is also one of our wonderful Cat Crusaders.
Jacob shows a lot of dedication and
is always eager to learn and spend time volunteering. He is a wonderful example
of what volunteering is all about.
From all of us here at SLCO
Thank You Jacob!!!! You are appreciated!!!
there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca
Holiday Coat Drive for Dogs & Humans
Salt Lake County Animal Services is collecting winter coats, gloves, booties, socks and hats to donate to the Salt Lake City Mission. Items will be distributed to homeless dogs & humans to help keep them warm on cold days.
5PM December 19, 2016
Salt Lake County Animal Services
511 W 3900 S, SLC, UT 84123
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Write a Shelter Pet's Letter to Santa
Go online and look at our pets. Choose an animal that speaks to you.
Grab a pen and paper, and write a letter to Santa on their behalf. (You pick what they may want: treats, a home, a warm blanket)
Bring the letter to the shelter and leave it in our Santa Mailbox inside the lobby.
We invite children to write letters on the pets behalf and leave the letter in our "mailbox" at the front counter. The shelter is open from 10 AM - 6 PM, Monday - Saturday, and is located at 511 W 3900 S in Salt Lake City. We will be accepting letters until 3 PM Christmas Eve.
Some letters may be shared on our social media pages to help raise awareness about our awesome pets available for adoption.
If you need ideas for donations please visit our donations page or our Amazon wishlists.