Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
October 28, 2015
Woodstock, a two year-old border collie mix, came to Salt Lake County Animal Services this past July with severe physical problems. He walked with a severe limp due to fractures on both hind legs. In order to help him heal he would need two surgeries: a total hip replacement on his left side and the other would require surgery on his right hock, a joint similar to a human ankle. As for his emotional problems: being scared of touch, of humans, and not knowing how to be pet, those would have to wait. The staff at Animal Services decided to tackle his physical boundaries first.In order for him to have the surgeries living in the shelter wasn’t a possibility for multiple reasons. Imagine being put on roller-skates for the first time and pushed out onto a slick floor like linoleum. Our flooring isn’t conducive to a dog that can barely walk. The surgeon needed to make sure Woodstock was healthy. He needed to live at least 2-weeks outside of the shelter for us to make sure he was germ free. We had to find Woodstock a foster family.
Family #1 seemed like a great fit but Woodstock couldn’t stand to be in a crate, he tried to break free and scratched up his face trying to do so.Family #2 was just a temporary solution until we could find him a long term foster because they were moving out of the country.
Family #3….well that’s another story.Follow Woodstock on his adventure here at Unleashed: PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services.
October 09, 2015
Salt Lake County Animal Services is hiring part-time Animal Care Associates! These staff will work with both cats and dogs, and must be available to work mornings (weekday mornings and Saturday mornings). Pay is $13.00/hour, approximately 15-25 hours per week. If you are interested, please send your resume to MRoach@slco.org. The deadline for applying is Friday, October 16.