Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
Volunteer of the Month: Michelle Larson
March Volunteer of the Month is Michelle Larson!
Michelle Larson is one of our first and most dedicated
rabbit volunteers! She has experience with bunnies and offered to come to the
shelter and assist in their care and enrichment. It was clear from the get go
that Michelle had a lot to offer Salt Lake County Animal Services.
immediately began bringing in enrichment items, the bunnies favorite hay,
getting to know their personalities, and attending events. She even wrote up a
wonderful FAQ for adopters! Not only does she stop by every day, she has also
recruited other volunteers to join the Salt Lake County Animal Services
volunteer family. Michelle is now a volunteer Bunny Mentor and helps train new
volunteers in the bunny area. We couldn’t do what we do without her and her
passion for the rabbits.
Thank you Michelle for helping us make a difference. People
like you should volunteer in abundance.
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of
life is to give it away.” — William Shakespeare
Interested in volunteering, find out more on our volunteer page.
February: National Pet Dental Month
"Open your mouth kitty....please? Say AAAAH"?
We know brushing cat teeth can be quite difficult. Here are
some tips and tricks on making it a little easier. February is National Pet Dental Health Month and we want to help your kitty have pearly whites.
- Massage and handle your cats face often to get them used to
having part of their face held. Do this for a few minutes each day until they
feel comfortable with their face being touched.
- Once they have gotten used to you handling the outside of
their face, you can start massaging their teeth and gums. You can do this with
your finger, a soft cloth, or gauze. Also do this for a few minutes each day
until they become comfortable.
- Choose a toothpaste and toothbrush made specifically for
cats! Let your cat sniff and taste the toothpaste before using it.
- Don’t force them through any of it. If they aren’t ready for
the next step, keep working on the previous step a bit longer.
- Brush their teeth every day. Brushing is most successful at
preventing oral disease if it’s done every day. Plus, if you do it every day
your cat won’t have to get familiar with the process each time.
- Give praise and reward when finished! Cats love praise and
treats! Definitely find the tasty treats too.
- Some other helpful things to keep your cats teeth clean if
brushing is just not working
- Dental treats
- Dental wipes
- Chew toys
- Dental cat food
If your cat refuses to brush their teeth, you can visit your local vet, who can clean your cats' teeth. If your cat is refusing to eat or chewing, it may be because of tooth pain, and we would recommend you take them to the vet immediately.
Celebrate Your Pet: National Love Your Pet Month
With February being National love your pet month we thought
this would be a fun time to talk about the many reasons we love our pets and
the way we describe our pets.
There are so many descriptions that apply to our dogs and how
they enrich our lives on a daily basis.
Is your dog a:
And of course……
It's hard to imagine life without pets. Every animal brings their own joy, laughter, frustration, learning, adventure and enrichment
to this world.
Here at Salt Lake County Animal Services, we have the privilege of sharing our space with them,
learning from them and having a job where we not only get to work with them but
get to work for them and help be a part of the solution in advocating,
educating and adopting.
For National Love
your pet month we would love to know how our readers describe their pet? Have a story about your pet you want to share with us and our followers? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will highlight you and your pets.
Interested in pampering your pet this month? Join us for our Spa Day at Dirty Johnson's Dog Wash on February 25 from 10 AM - 3 PM. For $25/dog, volunteers will wash and dry your dog and trim their nails. Find out more on our event page.
Adopt Bean a Pot-belly Pig
Official Notice Of Sale
This Potbelly was brought into the shelter in January 2017.
He is a male approx. 6-month-old and available for adoption at 10:00am on 2-10-18.
His adoption price is set at $100 and will be adopted to the
first qualified adopter to come in on or after the 10th .
Adopter must be in an area zoned for livestock.
If you have questions please email email@example.com.
Volunteer of the Month: Post High Students
Salt Lake County Animal Services would like to thank our February 2018 volunteers of the month:
our student group from Post High!
A group of students from Post High come every single week
and make pupsicles for our dogs, clean the cattery for us, and socialize the
cats. All of them have a deep love for the animals and are a joy to have
volunteering at Salt Lake County Animal Services. This program helps give these
students new skills out in their community, cultivates empathy, and also
benefits the animals here at the shelter, which is a win-win situation.
We enjoy getting to know each of the students every school year and celebrating
with them when they graduate. Some students have come back to volunteer after
graduation and it brings it all back full circle.
We appreciate all that you do for us Post High! Thanks for
volunteering and giving our organization the most precious thing you will ever
own – your time and talent.
“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for
others?” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
We are always looking for volunteers for various projects! Find out more