Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
Adopt Miss Mia
Miss Mia has been with Salt Lake County Animal Services
since January 2017. She is currently living in a foster home, but we would love
to find her forever home!
Mia is a 3-year-old black Turkish Angora. She is spayed,
micro-chipped, and current on vaccines. She would love to live in a home where
she is the only animal. She has the most gorgeous black and brown fur, and toe
floofs! She is one of our Century Club cats which means she will get free
vaccines for life, and a free initial FELV/FIV test.
Exploring the yard on a leash
That one shirt you own, you know the one!
A note from Mia’s foster mom Alex: When she is feeling
lovey, she will let you know. If she is curled up on the bed and you walk past
the door, she’ll call for you to not only pet her, but scratch her belly as she
rolls over for you. She doesn’t like being held. She loves laying and sitting
on things other than a blanket or carpet. What I mean by that is if there is a
piece of paper in the middle of the carpeted floor, that is where she will sit
or lay down.
Miss Mia is very quirky and deserves a furr-ever
home of her own!
If you or someone you know would like to meet Mia, please email MAllred@slco.org
Volunteer of the Month: Kellie Dickamore
Dickamore is our Volunteer of the Month!
volunteers like you never want anything in return, but are always ready to do
great things out of turn. Thanks for volunteering Kellie!
brought you to SLCoAS? 7 years ago, there was a Pittie Pride event at the
Shelter. I had rescued a pittie puppy from a horrid situation, and knew nothing
about pit bulls. I spoke with a staff member at the event while Cesar was getting his
vaccines and micro chip. The employee suggested I check out the volunteer program, so
that I could work with, and get to know more pit bulls. So, I did. And I am
is your favorite thing about volunteering? My favorite part about
volunteering is giving back to the one thing that has taught me the most about
unconditional love, sacrifice and loyalty. Dogs. I love being able to help give
a voice to the voiceless, and to advocate for them. I also love working with
the more challenging furkids!
do you like to do in your spare time? Spare time.. what is that? I love
working with my dogs, spending time with my family, being outdoors, reading and
listening to great music.
us about your family and fur kiddos: I am married to the most amazing man,
and have 2 bonus kids who stole my heart from day one. And I am going to be a
grandma this year!
My fur kids are many... Cesar is my 1st pittie, then came
Rex, Sophie-she’s my husband’s dog through and through. There are also two
felines-Cleo and Figaro.
advice do you have for new SLCoAS volunteers? Communication is key! If you
are unsure of something, speak up and ask! If you see something, say something.
And most importantly, volunteer open heartedly. Everyone at County that you
will work with, appreciates you, and all are willing to help you succeed
you have a favorite adoption story?I have a lot. Adopting Rex though is at
the top of the list. My little shelter pup has taught me more about myself and
the world than I ever knew was possible. I am a better human being because of
us something unique about you: I’m pretty average- I love Disney,
Tinkerbell especially, and Martial Arts (though I haven’t trained in a
is your favorite place to travel? Disney...Disney... the Southern Caribbean
is wonderful, and Europe is on my bucket list.
Interested in volunteering? Find out more on our volunteer page.
Volunteer of the Month: Mason Rodrickc
Meet Salt Lake County Animal Services volunteer of the month, Mason Rodrickc! Interested in volunteering? Find out more!
What brought you to Salt Lake County Animal Services? Michelle and I were looking for an elder bun to help our now dearly departed Penelope live out her days with a friend that’s was at her speed. Though when we met the bunnies, Michelle and myself were struck by the conditions of the space they were kept in. It was dead of summer and we knew we had to help the overheated bunnies, so with the staffs help, we got all the water bottles we could freeze and started coming by every day to turn on the fans freshen up the ice.
What is your favorite thing about volunteering? Well, the bunnies... except for that one... She knows who she is... They truly make me happy when I come in. Some are so loving and in such need of love, you can really tell who came from a past that gave them love. We can’t do much as volunteers but bringing attention to the bunnies that so often in life get disregarded due to the fact that people eat them, that brings me solace and joy.
What do you like to do in your spare time? I like to draw, I like to make puns, I play non-violent video games (no disrespect, they just make me dizzy), and I listen to a lot of music (hip hop, indie stuff all over, electronica, rock n’ roll), and I have a small company called Moel. that I’ve recently started with my friend and fellow Vol-Bun-Teer Joel.
Tell us about your family and fur kiddos: We are a small team of two humans, two bunnies (Lou (Cypher) & Quinn), and one Torti cat named The Bean.
The Bean fears me when I sleep cuz I’m very heavy, I flail about in my sleep, and I crush her, but she’s figured out that she can boss Michelle (much less of a mover in her sleep) around and bully’s her way onto that side of the bed. She’s very close to me, but truly she’s accepted Michelle’s tenderness and loving teases.
Lou’s middle name is Cypher, cuz him and I both love Hip-Hop (like a bunny hops... You know? Get it?) and a cypher is a freestyle hip-hop battle (think 8-Mile). But also cuz we knew he’d be trouble... Lou Cypher... Sound it out... He’s a one-eared some kind of lop that loves licks. His hutch has been named “Camp Dork Licks.”
Quinn is a beautiful and sweet little forest bunny. His Binky’s make him look like a happy lil’ deer that just scored an apple. He’s very suspicious and very susceptible to trickery when Strawberries are involved... He has many nicknames because he was named before he came to us. Quinn, Quimbledon, Quintanamo Bay, Quinston Churchill, Yas Quiiinn, just to name a few.
What advice do you have for new SLCoAS volunteers? Please take some time to go at least visit the barn, you are just as welcome there as anyone and sometimes they get the coolest critter’s back there! Pigs, goats, horses, ugly goats too! But seriously, the barn gets ignored a bit because of where it is.
Tell us something unique about you: Um, I have a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy tattoo on my chest? It’s of the Perfectly Normal Beast from the fifth book in the trilogy. I don’t know if that counts... Um... I don’t have a Tesla... No, that sucks too... Um... Idk, I have two rabbits! that’s not super common...
Where is your favorite place to travel? The west coast I suppose, I grew up in Sacramento and we’d travel to foggy beaches sometimes. I often dream of them.
National Pet Month: May 2018
is National Pet Month, a celebration of the benefits that pets bring to people’s lives
–and vice versa. This month is all about “Pawing it Forward” for pets with or without forever homes.
is observed annually in the United States in May and aims to promote the
benefits of pet ownership, support pet adoption at places like Salt Lake County Animal Services, increase public awareness of
services available from professionals who work with animals and raise awareness
of the role, value and contribution to society of working companion animals.
Ways to Help Homeless Pets:
ADOPT: If you are looking to add a pet to your family please consider your
local shelter .
DONATE: Time, supplies, or money - every bit counts!
SHARE: Social networks like
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are very useful tools in helping adoptable
animals find their forever homes.
FOSTER: Fostering saves
lives and can help a animal at the shelter who is kennel stressed. You can
foster a pet temporarily until the right forever home is found. It is a
wonderful way to give back and can be a good opportunity to see what having a
pet is all about before making a commitment yourself.
VOLUNTEER: Volunteers are
essential in helping shelters achieve their mission of finding forever homes
for pets. Volunteering even a few hours of your time a month can make all the
difference to an animal waiting to find its forever home.
Ideas to Celebrate YOUR Pet:
Go on an outdoor adventure!
Here are some friendly off leash hikes you and your canine
companion can enjoy together:
Make some treats for your cats and dogs to enjoy:
Find time to play some games:
Appreciate your pets and let them know you care each and every
day. From unconditional love and numerous health benefits like lowering blood
pressure, helping with depression, and soothing stress, companion pets give so
much to their pet parents and they never ask for anything in return. So, show
your appreciation as much as you can, especially on specific pet holidays like
National Pet Month.
Official Notice of Sale: Pygmy Goat
Official Notice Of Sale
This Pygmy Goat was brought into the shelter in May 2018. He
is an adult male and available for adoption at 10:00am on 5-19-18.
His adoption price is set at $45 and will be adopted to the
first qualified adopter to come in on or after the 19th.
Adopter must be in an area zoned for livestock.
Questions? Email email@example.com.