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Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services

a new years resolution for your pet


December 22, 2017

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As humans many of us set a resolution for ourselves for the new year. Since our pets can improve our physical and mental health, lets improve the lives of our cats and dogs this year as well.

  • Update Their Tags & Microchips: If your contact information has changed, get your pet a new tag and update your info that’s attached to their microchip. Also, make sure the info on their tag is still readable, often it rubs off.
  • Bring Out the Brush: Not only does brushing improve their coats, it helps you connect.  
  • Declutter! Throw away those dirty, germy, broken toys. Get them something new to play with.
  • Make Time to Play: Whether it’s swimming, hiking, or learning new tricks; your pet needs time to play and bond with you because they love you unconditionally.
  • Measure They’re Food: It’s easy to overfeed a pet who acts like there’s never enough food in the bowl. Throw a measuring cup in their food containers and use it every day. Food is often a way we say, “I Love You.” Love your pet with other things like attention, play dates, or more car rides.
  • Take Them to the Vet: Just like humans, pets should see their veterinarian for an annual check-up. They need to have their yearly vaccinations to keep them healthy and happy. Often when pets get sick, there is something going on with them that we can’t see.

As part of your resolution, resolve to play more! Salt Lake County Animal Services will be offering $18 adoption fees from January 2-31 for all pets EXCLUDING puppies and livestock. 

Licensing or renewing a license? Every pet that lives in: Bluffdale, Copperton, Emmigration Canyon, Herriman, Holladay, Kearns, Magna, Midvale, Millcreek, Salt Lake City, and White City can walk-in to Salt Lake County Animal Services, Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM, and receive a free DHPP (vaccine for dogs), FVRCP (vaccine for cats), and a microchip. Rabies vaccinations are done by appointment only.

For more information visit AdoptUtahPets.com or come by 511 W 3900 S, in Salt Lake City. 


giving tuesday


November 27, 2017

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Help create a positive learning environment for dogs at the shelter and dogs in your own home. Join Salt Lake County Animal Services at RoHa Brewing Project for this one day giving event. 4Truck food truck will be serving food for purchase. Animal Services will be accepting donations and giving away prizes.

Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2017, is a globally celebrated day of giving back and this year Salt Lake County Animal Services will be participating. Animal Services is raising money to continue specialized trainings for our shelter pets and owned pets. One of our life-saving goals is to reduce the number of returns in our more difficult dog population: dogs that may have behavior issues. 

We do this by putting our more difficult dogs through specialized trainings with outside trainers. These trainings help give our dogs much needed life skills that will help make them more adoptable. 

Want more information or prefer to just donate online? Please contact jjohanson@slco.org. 

This event is for 21 and older. Please leave your pups at home!

Salt Lake County Animal Services is the largest no-kill municipal shelter in Utah. We specialize in adoptions and life saving programs.

RoHa Brewing Project has been open since April 21, 2017 on Kensington Avenue in Salt Lake City, Utah. RoHa Brewing Project seeks greatness in every beer we make, without compromise so we can drink our beers through all the good times and always with good people.


pawlitical pets


August 28, 2017

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**VOTING IS CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR FALL OF 2019 FOR THE NEXT ELECTION**

The WINNER was Kandie the Therapy Pittie, for Salt Lake County Animal Services PAWlitical Mayor. Kandie, her Deputy PAWlitical Mayor, Churchill and the 9-member PAWlitical Council was sworn in to their positions by Sherrie Swensen, the Salt Lake County Clerk, at the December 19, 2017, Salt Lake County Council Meeting.

 

The nomination period is over and it's time to Vote for PAWlitical Mayor! We have 16 candidates and an intern. Find out more about them, their PAWlitical platforms and VOTE! Voting will run from
October 13 - November 10.  

Does your pet have leadership skills?

Salt Lake County Animal Services and Mayor Ben McAdams are excited to announce the first PAWlitical Pet Election. Non-human residents of Salt Lake County are encouraged to run for Mayor. The election for the prestigious position of Salt Lake County PAWlitical Mayor is for a 2-year term of office. While PAWlitical Pets must be Salt Lake County residents, voters can live anywhere.

This PAWlitical Election is a fundraiser sponsored by Salt Lake County Animal Services. It will be held every two years. The funds raised from this event will go to our Injured Animal Fund. We provide care for hundreds of injured and sick animals every year. This will benefit them greatly!

Salt Lake County PAWlitical Pet Filing Qualifications:

  • Registration opens September 11th 
  • Deadline to register September 30
  • Salt Lake County pet resident (all cities within Salt Lake County: Alta, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Murray, Riverton, Salt Lake City, Sandy, South Jordan, South Salt Lake, Taylorsville, unincorporated Salt Lake, West Jordan, West Valley City)
  • Licensed (proof needed if applicable)
  • Fully vaccinated (proof needed if applicable)
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Provide a clear photo (4 x 6) of your PAWlitical Candidate. Digital only (jpeg, png, gif) and emailed to Randee at rlueker@slco.org.

How to apply and FAQ's

PAWlitical Pet Application

2017 Important Political Pets Mayor and Council Election Dates

Monday, September 11th - Registration opens for PAWlitical Mayor – Entry fee is $25.00

Saturday, September 30th - Registration closes

Thursday, October 12th - Meet & Greet with all PAWlitical Pet Candidates

Friday, October 13th - Voting begins – Votes are $1.00 each

Friday, November 10th – Last Day to vote

Tuesday, November 14th – Winners announced on Facebook Live at Salt Lake County Animal Services

Late November / Early December (Date TBD) – Swearing in of the PAWlitical Pet Mayor and Council 

 

Disclaimer: All PAWlitical Pet Candidates must be well-behaved, social, and healthy. NO biters allowed. Salt Lake County Animal Services reserves the right to remove any PAWlitical Candidate or PAWlitical official from office if a serious animal ordinance violation occurs.