January 17 2017
Salt Lake County Animal Services 2016 Live Release Rate
City, UT – In
2016, Salt Lake County Animal Services is the largest no kill municipal shelter
in Utah. This year the live release rate exceeded 95%, this is the fourth year
in a row Animal Services has reached a number over 90% for the entire year.
term “live release rate” refers to the number of dogs and cats who are returned
to their owner, adopted, or are sent to other animal rescues. At Salt Lake
County Animal Services, the no kill philosophy centers around the idea that all
healthy, or treatable animals can be saved. The national standards to determine
a shelters’ no kill status is a 90% live release rate.
“Salt Lake County Animal Services
is honored to serve the community,” Talia Butler, Director of Salt Lake County Animal Services. “We are nationally recognized for cutting
edge programming and are proud to be the best service provider in the state of
Lake County Animal Services has exceeded national standards by partnering with other
animal rescues and building strong relationships in the community.
"Best Friends Animal Society is
proud to partner with Salt Lake County Animal Services to save lives. Salt Lake
County continues to set an example to municipal shelters across the country
that through community engagement and creative solutions, no-kill is not only
possible, it is sustainable. Congratulations to the Salt Lake County staff,
volunteers, and rescue partners for achieving such a remarkable save
Bradshaw, Executive Director of Best Friends Animal Society-Utah.
genuine care for the people and animals they serve has enabled Animal Services
to reach this important milestone. A 95 percent live-release rate means that
people can go to Animal Services with the confidence that our staff is
dedicated to the animals in their care,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Ben
can track Salt Lake County Animal Services live release rate by visiting the
Salt Lake MetroStat Healthy Places dashboard at dashboard.slco.org.