Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
Double the Love Cat Adoptions
May Volunteer of the Month
volunteering with Salt Lake County Animal Services in January of this year. Vicki jumped
right into volunteering and has shown dedication and enthusiasm for helping the
animals. She quickly
excelled from a Green Collar dog volunteer to an Orange collar volunteer giving
her the ability to work with more dogs in the facility.
up for our enrichment program for the dogs and comes in every Tuesday and
Thursday to hand out and make “pupcicles”. She has been
doing this for the past 2 months and the dogs look forward to seeing her in the
enrichments she always makes sure to get out dogs for some sunshine and
recently volunteered at our City Creek adoption event and was able to
experience the reward of seeing one of the dogs be adopted and go home with her
new family. She is
always willing to jump in and help and is a wonderful example of what
volunteering is all about.
From all of us here at
SLCO Animal Services
THANK YOU VICKI!!!
YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!!!!
Volunteers are love in motion! ~Author
Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
P R O C L A M A T I O N
Recognizing National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
April 10-16, 2016
In 2015, Salt Lake County Animal Services responded to over 20,000 calls for service. In addition to field work, Animal Services is devoted to animal welfare programs such as adoption and outreach events, spay and neuter clinics, vaccination and microchip clinics, pet care presentations, humane education, and spay and neuter awareness.
WHEREAS, the National Animal Control Association has designated the second week of April each year as Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week, and;
WHEREAS, the various Federal, State, and Local Government Officials throughout the Country take this time to recognize, thank, and commend all Animal Control Officers and Animal Services Staff for the dedicated service they provide to the citizens, various Public Safety, Public Service Agencies and Departments across the County, and;
WHEREAS, Salt Lake County would like to express its sincere thanks and appreciation for the outstanding service Salt Lake County Animal Services provides on a daily basis to the Citizens of Salt Lake County and to various Public Safety, Public Service Agencies and Departments, and;
WHEREAS, Salt Lake County recognizes and commends the Animal Control Officers who answer calls for assistance, capture roaming and potentially dangerous animals, rescue animals in danger, investigate reports of animal abuse, educate pet owners about responsible care and mediate disputes between neighbors regarding pets;
WHEREAS, Salt Lake County recognizes the Animal Services Staff for the many dedicated and long hours of service they perform in serving the animals and the community, and for fulfilling Salt Lake County Animal Services’ commitment to providing the highest and most efficient level of customer service and have successfully surpassed a 92 percent live release rate. Salt Lake County Animal Services is the largest municipal shelter in Utah to achieve this status and is working to create a community of responsible pet owners, for now and for future generations.
WHEREAS, Salt Lake County wishes to commend our Animal Control Officers and Animal Services Staff for their service, in keeping with the long and distinguished tradition of the Animal Control Profession.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ben McAdams, Mayor of Salt Lake County, do hereby proclaim April 10-16, 2016 as NATIONAL ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER APPRECIATION WEEK in Salt Lake County and encourage all citizens to join me in expressing their sincere appreciation for the service and dedication of our Animal Control Officers and Animal Services Staff.
ADOPTED on this ______ day of April, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah
By BEN MCADAMS Salt Lake County Mayor
Volunteer of the Month: Karina Dansie
volunteering with SLCOAS just a little over 4 years ago. She began as
one of our Sunday volunteers and comes in to make sure that the dogs are
getting out and getting exercise and social time during our closed hours.
Karina has a
very kind heart and is always willing to help the dogs in any way she can. Karina has
helped make and refurbish Kurunda beds for the dogs here at the shelter to
ensure they all have a bed to sleep on while waiting for their forever homes.
She has made
cookies for the dogs, brought in boxes of treats, provided Christmas stockings,
Thanksgiving dinners and even provided a picnic with a dog whose health was
brought out dogs to adoption events that otherwise would not have been able to
go because of kennel stress. She walks them around and introduces them to others
to be seen.
sponsored several shelter dogs helping them to get their assessments for K9
Lifelines “Pack to basics” class. This
helped them gain the confidence needed to socialize well with other dogs and
eventually led to their adoption.
Karina is a
wonderful example of what volunteering is all about!
From all of
us here at SLCOAS:
THANK YOU KARINA!!!!
YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!!
if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James
Building Better Behaviors Workshop
Do you want to learn more about Clicker/Positive Reinforcement Basics and the foundations of Impulse Control? This free workshop is for you and your dog Join us and "Build Better Behaviors." A variety of other topics on training and mental stimulation will be covered as well.
SPACE IS LIMITED. YOU MUST RSVP to Hannah at email@example.com.
This class is being offered for 8 dog/human teams (no more than two people per dog.) Please no human-aggressive or dog-aggressive dogs. Please bring a mat and soft yummy treats for your dog!.
Attendees will receive a free clicker with a wrist band to take home and use with their own dogs! This is a great workshop for someone who already has dogs at home, someone who fosters dogs or volunteers at the shelter, or someone who is looking to add another dog into the family.
Certified Animal Behavior Consultant, Laurie Schnossnagle of Side By Side Dog Training will teach the class. Learn more about Laurie's work at:www.sidebysidedogtraining.com