Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
A New Years Resolution for Your Pet
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.
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
Throw away those dirty, germy, broken toys. Get them something new to play
- 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.
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.
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
information visit AdoptUtahPets.com or come by 511 W 3900 S, in Salt Lake City.
Volunteer of the Month: Tracie Harrison
Meet Salt Lake County Animal Services January 2018 Volunteer of the Month, Tracie Harrison. Tracie started
volunteering with us in July 2017 and can often be found working with our green
collar dogs or in our barn visiting with the rabbits! She always has such a
great attitude when she comes in and has a smile for everyone. We love having
Tracie here as she is so understanding and hard working!
Tracie is a wonderful person to have as part of our
volunteer program. Her love for the dogs and rabbits is clear and apparent, and
we are thankful she chooses to spend her time with our animals!
By volunteering you have just given the most expensive and
priceless gift anyone could have ever given – kindness and love. Thank you
“We have to do
what we can to help wherever and whenever it is possible for us to help.”
— Jackie Chan
Interested in volunteering? Found out more or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cold Weather Tips for Cats & Dogs
photo credit: Andrea Reiman
The temperatures are dropping, and snow is in the air! Keep your pets safe during the cold
weather with a few tips:
Grab your pup a
coat and some dog booties to protect their paws. Check your dog’s paws for snow
clumps when they come in after being outside.
- Ice melt is
dangerous to our pets if ingested. Please wipe their paws when coming inside
from a dog walk or a cat outing. There is animal-safe ice melt you can purchase
at your local hardware stores.
- If your dog stays
outside in your backyard during the day, please be sure that they have access
to shelter and un-frozen water. During
night freezing temperatures, please bring your dog inside. If you’re cold, your
dog is cold. Dogs can suffer from hypothermia.
- If you have a
community cat colony at your residence, please make sure they have adequate
On behalf of all of us at
Salt Lake County Animal Services, we wish you and yours a very merry holiday
season! If you’re looking to collect holiday donations for the pets here at the
shelter, we’re always in need of soft treats for the pups and canned cat paté
for the kitties. If you would like more ideas please visit our website, AdoptUtahPets.com or visit us at
511 W 3900 S, Salt Lake City.
Bello, a Goat, for Adoption
Bello, was brought into Salt Lake County Animal Services in December 2017. He is a male approximately 1 year old and available for adoption at 10:00am on January 3, 2018.
His adoption price is set at $45 and will be adopted to the
first qualified adopter to come in on or after the 3rd.
Adopter must be in an area zoned for livestock.
Salt Lake County Animal Services is located at 511 W 3900 S, SLC.
Esther, the pig, for Adoption
“Esther,” the Landrace pig (A462957) will be available for
sale on Monday, December 18, at 10:00 AM when the shelter opens. The adoption
fee is $150, and she will be adopted on a first-come, first-served basis. If
more than one qualified adopter comes in on Monday morning, a random drawing
will be held.
She is friendly and is approximately four months old.