Unleashed – PAWsitive Stories from Salt Lake County Animal Services
Official Notice of Sale: Pot Belly Pig
Official Notice Of Sale
This Pot Belly Pig was brought into Salt Lake County Animal Services in June 2017.
He is a male approximately 2 years-old and available for adoption at 10:00 AM on June 28, 2017.
His adoption price is set at $45 and will be adopted to the
first qualified adopter to come in on/or after the 28th.
The adopter must reside in an area zoned for livestock.
Volunteer of the Month: Charles Gehres
Salt Lake County Animal Services would like to thank June's volunteer of the month, Charles Gehres! Charles has been volunteering with us for just a couple of
months, but he has already proven to be a wonderful addition to our volunteer
family! He quickly moved up to an orange collar level and works with some of
our more challenging dogs. He takes them for walks and gives great feedback
about their personality and behavior. The dogs love him!
Charles has attended workshops at our shelter and has also
taken one of our long-time dogs to Barley’s for swim time! He is always eager
to jump right in wherever help is needed. We can always count on Charles!
We appreciate all the time that you put into volunteering
with us Charles! You make a difference!
Dogs are Too Cool for Hot Cars
Take the pledge this summer to keep your dog cool! Your pets are too cool for hot cars, hot pavement, or to be left alone for hours outside (on a hot balcony.)
We are kicking off the Too Cool for Hot Cars campaign on June 7, from 9 AM – 10 AM, at Salt Lake County Animal Services: 511 W 3900 S, SLC.
Animal Services will be collecting pledges in person and for a suggested donation of $1, handing out Auto Alerts that change color when temperatures are unbearable for ANYONE, including dogs to be left in the car.
4Truck Firehouse Food will be handing out FREE hot dogs (while supplies last). Then selling additional food, 10% of proceeds will go back into educating the public on how to keep their pets safe when temperatures exceed 70-degrees.
The Utah Safe Kids Coalition and additional partners will also be on site to remind people to not leave children in hot cars as well.
West Valley Animal Services: 12 PM – 2 PM
Davis County Animal Care @ Layton Walmart: 11 AM – 2 PM
Weber County Animal Services: 12 PM – 2 PM
Hot Cars: Once outside temperatures reach 70-degrees, temperatures in a car can exceed 116-degrees within 10 minutes. Even on a mild 75-degree day, cracking a window in your car or parking in the shade doesn’t make a difference. Temperatures inside the vehicle are deadly. Dogs can suffer from heatstroke, irreparable brain damage, or even death.
If you see a pet inside a vehicle excessively panting, non-responsive, drooling, or listless, call Salt Lake County Animal Service’s Dispatch number immediately: 801-743-7045. Never break a window of a vehicle on your own to pull out a pet, you could be liable for damages. Take a photo of the pet, the license plate, and give that information to Animal Control Officers.
Hot Pavement: Dogs can burn their paws on the sidewalk in the summer. When in doubt test the surface yourself: place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you CAN’T stand the heat for FIVE seconds, it’s too hot for you to walk your dog. Which means you will need to walk your dog early in the morning, later in the evening, and leave them at home when heading to festivals or farmer’s markets.
Hot Balconies: Despite being covered, a balcony can get very hot, VERY fast. A dog left on a balcony may try to escape and injure themselves when they’re left alone and hot. A bowl of water is easily overturned and the pet is left anxious, dehydrated, and in similar conditions as a hot car. If you see or hear a pet on a balcony that’s in distress call Animal Control: 801-743-7045.
Magna Pet License and Vaccine Clinic
June 3, 2017
Magna Rec Center
3250 S 8400 W
11 AM - 3 PM
This clinic is sponsored by our non-profit partner, Utah FACES.
• Low cost vaccinations, rabies vaccinations, and microchips will be available.
• Any resident may attend the clinic.
• Animal Services will be licensing dogs, cats, and ferrets. Bring proof of previous rabies vaccinations, license, & microchip.
• Please be sure to have your dogs on leash. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers.
Courtesy of Salt Lake County Animal Services and Utah FACES.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org/385-468-7387.
Above services available at our location: 511 W 3900 S, SLC • Mon-Sat 10 AM - 6PM
No appointment necessary
$5: Senior Citizen (residents 60 & older. Pet must be Sterilized)
SALT LAKE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES SERVES RESIDENTS OF:
METRO TOWNSHIPS: Copperton, County Islands, Emmigration Canyon, Kearns, Magna, & White City
CITIES: Bluffdale, Herriman, Holladay, Midvale, Millcreek, Riverton, & Salt Lake City
Volunteer of the Month: Laurie Schnossnagle
Laurie Schnossnagle KPA CTP, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, TAGteacher Level 1 has been a
volunteer with Salt Lake County Animal Services since January 2016.
Laurie’s partnership has been the leading force in our Building Better Behaviors Program, and she provides several free dog behavior workshops for us every month. She has logged 45 hours in workshop hours alone!
Laurie continues to give our adopters, fosters, volunteers, and members of the public the skills and knowledge to be able to communicate better with their dogs!
Her passion for dogs is apparent whenever you talk with her, and her knowledge about them (and their humans!) is indispensible. She has been an absolute joy to have as volunteer and always has a smile on her face. Her enthusiasm for our furry family members is refreshing!
Laurie has two Beagle mixes (Elphie and Dolly), a Shih-Tzu (Rafael), and an Aussie (Blitz) at home. All of them are rescue pups! She competes in various doggy sports with all of them and three of them are her working therapy dog partners (with the youngest in-training!)
Thank you Laurie for all that you do.
You are a lovely example of what the spirit of volunteering means!