Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
Volunteer of the Month: Vicki Shanks
Vicki Shanks began volunteering for Salt Lake County Animal
Services in January of 2016. She has logged nearly 250 volunteer hours!
Vicki comes into the shelter every Tuesday and Thursday to hand
out and make new popsicles for all of the dogs. She makes sure every single dog
in the building gets individual attention and love at their kennel.
Not only does Vicki make enrichment's, she also participates in
our Click for Quiet program, which includes scent therapy and music or audio
books for the dogs. Vicki loves to get the dogs out for time out in the
sunshine after their pupsicles, and she is a cherished member of our volunteer
Vicki attends many of our Building Better Behaviors Workshops
and is always enthusiastic about learning new things and participating. She is
one our Volunteer Mentors for new volunteers as well.
Vicki also has a sweet senior Jack Russell Terrier at home.
Thank you Vicki for all that you do!
You are a shining example
of what volunteering is all about.
Volunteer of the Month: Kathy Verde
began volunteering with Salt Lake County Animal Services in May of 2016. She
and her son, Jacob, decided that they would come in together and volunteer
their time to the cats. You will see Kathy and Jacob in weekly come rain or
time to give individualized attention to each of our cats. Whether she is
cleaning their cages, brushing them, giving them treats or just making sure
they are being petted and given the love and socialization that they are
seeking while waiting for their forever home. Kathy has dedicated herself to
being a part of helping them while they are here.
happy to help potential adopters with any questions they may have while she is
in the colony rooms working with the cats. She has attended our appreciation
parties and events; bringing some of her other family members to show them what
volunteering at SLCO Animal Services is all about.
She has no
problem jumping in to help in any area that is needed and is a wonderful
example of what volunteering is all about.
From all of us here at SLCO Animal Services:
Thank you Kathy!!!
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a
difference. ~Tom Brokaw
Lucky Little Dog Free Fix
Prevent your dog from getting lucky! Does your small dog need to be spayed/neutered? Register them for our Lucky Little Dog *Free Fix on March 16! They must weigh less than 20 pounds.
In order to qualify for free services you must live in one of the cities or townships we serve:
Cities - Bluffdale, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Millcreek, Riverton, Salt Lake City
Townships - Copperton, Emmigration Canyon, Kearns, Magna, White City
Space is limited! Register in advance with email@example.com.
Your dog must be over 8 weeks old and weigh more than 2 pounds.
IF your dog is not up to date on his/her vaccinations we will do most vaccinations for FREE at the time of service. We will also provide you with a free microchip! All courtesy of Salt Lake County Animal Services and Utah FACES!
* Licensing fees will apply.
Volunteer of the Month: Bri Walton
Bri Walton began volunteering for Salt Lake County Animal Services in August of 2016. Bri was very enthusiastic and jumped right into working with the dogs.
Bri comes in to the shelter almost every Saturday with her roommate and between the two of them they try to work together to get each dog out for some sunshine and socialization and they also make sure they have clean kennels.
Making sure dogs are getting out and getting socialization, helps improve their behavior when potential adopters are coming in to look at them in kennels. It also gives staff important information on how they are interacting with the volunteers.
Bri quickly became an Orange collar volunteer which allowed her to work with more of our adoptable dogs and to help work on training with them.
Bri has also worked adoption events and helped co-foster one of our senior dogs,
who was struggling in the shelter.
Bri is a wonderful example of what volunteering is all about!!!
From all of us here at SLCO Animal Services:
THANK YOU BRI!!!!!!
WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!!!
Volunteers are love in motion! ~ Author Unknown
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