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COVID-19 Update & Available Services

Posted By SLCo Animal Services
March 17, 2020

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Animal Services

** UPDATE 4/12/20

As ordered, Salt Lake County Animal Services is closed until further notice. For animal emergencies or to redeem your pet, please call Dispatch at 801-743-7000 to make an appointment. We apologize for the inconvenience and will keep you updated on the changing protocol. 

During this time, our employees continue to care for all the pets in our facility, Animal Control Officers are responding to calls for sick and injured animals, and once animals (after the extended stray/wait period) are going to rescues or foster homes, until they can find a new home. 

Our shelter is closed to the public but staff members are still working hard to return pets to owners, provide enrichment's and find pets new homes in these changing times. Please be patient with staff as we continue to navigate this crisis, COVID-19. We want staff, the public, and the pets in our care to stay as healthy as possible. 

Returns to Owners: If someone believes their pet is at the shelter, call 801-743-7000 to set up an appointment. Allow up to 48 hours for an enforcement specialist to respond.

Fosters: If someone is interested in fostering a specific pet, please email to set up an appointment. Allow up to 72 hours for a foster specialist to make contact.

Animal Emergencies/Incoming Stray Pets: If someone has an animal emergency or a stray/lost animal, please call Dispatch at 801-743-7000 and an Animal Control Officer will be in contact.

Events & Volunteers: At this point, we have made the decision to cancel all events and programs on-site through May 1. Both volunteers and community service workers will not be allowed in the building during this time as well.

Donations: Would you like to help keep the pets busy at the shelter while they wait to return to their owner or get adopted? Visit our Wishlists: Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits

The pets at Animal Services are healthy and well cared for by staff at all times. Updates will be posted on our social media channels. Visit for animal-related questions or information.

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