Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
MUTT-ster Mash: Halloween Party
Goblins and Ghouls join us for our first ever MUTT-STER MASH Halloween Party on Friday, October 21 from 2- 4 PM. This party is for HUMANS ONLY, ages 2-13 years-old.
Dress up in your costume, decorate pumpkins, munch on some "worms." When you're done swing into the cat colony rooms and read a book to them or just give them some loves.
At 3 PM there will be a costume contest by age group.
There will be 30 FREE pumpkins to decorate for the first 30 children. Get a shot of your ghoulish figure in our photo booth and more!
*** PLEASE NO MASKS ***
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Volunteer of the Month: Romina Rasmussen
Romina Rasmussen began
volunteering with SLCO Animal Services in November of 2013. She was
one of the first volunteers in our kitten nursery here at SLCO Animal Services.
nursery was a 24/7 project that took a lot of dedication from volunteers and
staff members. It requires around the clock
care for bottle babies that come into the shelter environment and need to be
fed every 2 hours. Once the
kitten nursery moved locations Romina decided not only to continue her help
with the kitten nursery but to also become one of the Cat Crusaders.
helped with photographing our cats to help them with their chances at adoption.
She has helped at adoption events, vaccine clinics, participated as a vendor at
Petapalooza and has even transported a dog or two to K9 Lifelines for daycare.
Besides participating in the
many events at the shelter, Romina fosters some of our bottle-fed
kittens that come into the shelter and need extra help to thrive.
also donated her delicious baked goods from her business, Les
Madelines, to many of our events for children, volunteers, and staff to enjoy. Romina is a
wonderful example of what volunteering/fostering is all about.
of us here at SLCO Animal Services
THANK YOU ROMINA!!!!
You are appreciated!!!!
do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~ Elizabeth
Volunteer of the Month: Charlie Ward
volunteering with SLCO Animal Services in April of 2016. Long before Charlie
started volunteering for Animal Services, he had adopted a very special dog with
medical needs from the shelter. Charlie made sure he had a wonderful, full
Charlie jumped right
into volunteering with the dogs and has become a very welcome addition to SLCO
Animal Services volunteer program. Charlie comes in weekly to make sure the
dogs are getting out of their kennels and going on nice, long walks.
Charlie has moved
through the collar system here at county very quickly and this has given him
the ability to work with more dogs in the facility.
Along with making
sure that the dogs get out, Charlie also volunteers for the Utah Faces Groom
transport. Taking dogs and cats to groomers who are offering their services
weekly to help the animals have a nice “Spa Day” and increase their chance at
He is also often
taking pictures and making videos to post on Face book to showcase an animal
again increasing their chance at adoption.
But wait that is not
all! In addition to all of the time Charlie spends making sure the dogs are
getting socialization, sunshine, and a good groom, he wrote a well thought out
proposal to improve our play yards. Staff and our volunteers will begin working
on a feasibility plan to bring it to life.
Charlie is a
wonderful example of what volunteering is all about and what a difference one
person can truly make.
From all of us
here at SLCO Animal services
THANK YOU CHARLIE!!!
YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!!!!
seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary
lives. ~Tracy Chapman
Free Feline Fix: September 15
Get your cat spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped for FREE!!!
The first 40 qualified cats in the doors at Salt Lake County Animal Services (511 W. 3900 S.) between 7:30 AM - 9 AM on Thursday, September 15, will receive a free spay/neuter, vaccinations, and a microchip! All in jurisdiction cats will need to be licensed at the time of service ($10 fee.) 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: Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Riverton, Salt Lake City
In jurisidiction townships: Copperton, County Islands Emmigration Canyon, Kearns, Millcreek, Magna, White City
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Volunteer of the Month: Jillian Odell
Jillian began volunteering with Salt Lake County
Animal Services in May 2016. Although
Jillian is new to volunteering with the shelter, she dove in with incredible
Jillian comes into the shelter several times a week
to make sure that the dogs are getting out of their kennels for some sunshine
and socialization. Jillian quickly became an Orange Collar volunteer which
allows her to work with more dogs in the facility.
She helps out with the enrichments for the dogs,
handing out pupcicles and making a batch for the next day, she made a video for
a dog who had been here for awhile to
help him get adopted, and even spends time volunteering while at home making
new kennel cards for the dogs.
The kennel cards are eye catching and bullet point
the specifics about each animal. This is
very helpful for potential adopters to be able to see at a glance if the dog is
the right fit for their home before asking to meet them.
Jillian also made a video and posted it to our
Facebook page showing why she loves to volunteer. She wanted to encourage other
people to volunteer and make a difference to the animals waiting to be adopted.
Jillian is a wonderful example of what volunteering
is all about!
From all of us here at SLCO
THANK YOU JILLIAN!!!!
YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!!!
The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the
depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. - DeAnn Hollis
Become a volunteer today! Find out more about volunteer opportunities.