Animal Shelter

ANIMAL SERVICES

At the Department of Animal Services, our goal is to promote responsible pet ownership through education and enforcement. We seek to find good homes for good pets via aggressive adoption programs. In addition to our full-scale shelter/adoption center, we provide animal services and animal law enforcement to the City of South Salt Lake.

SERVICES

  • Animal adoption
  • Animal surrender
  • Animal licensing
  • Microchips
  • Live trap loans (cats, skunks, raccoons, squirrels) with removal
  • Animal law enforcement
  • Noise complaints
  • Nuisance animal complaints
  • Animal neglect/cruelty
  • Pet care and health resources
  • Low cost spay/neuter and vaccination resources
  • Educational presentations for schools and community groups

 ANIMAL ORDINANCE CHANGE SURVEY

Please click on the link below to participate in our survey.  To submit, you can fax, mail or email the completed survey to Debbie Pedersen at:

2014 ANIMAL ORDINANCE SURVEY

 

 We would like to announce our new hours for Animal Services:

Shelter / Adoption / Licensing

Monday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tues – Fri 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

2nd Saturday of the month 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Animal Services Officers are available Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

801-483-6024

After hours emergency 801-840-4000

 

RABIES EDUCATION

What is rabies and how do people get it?

Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system of humans and other mammals. People get rabies from the bite of an animal with rabies. Any wild mammals, including raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes or bats, can have rabies and transmit it to humans. It is also possible, but quite rare, for people to get rabies if infectious material from rabid animal, such as saliva, gets directly into the eyes, nose, mouth or a wound.

Bat-related risks

It is important to never handle bats. Many otherwise preventable rabies-related calls to South Salt Lake Animal Services have occurred after people have captured and handled bats. Please review rabies risks with your family and remember: never handle any animals that are unfamiliar to you—especially wild animals.

 

EXTENDED HOURS

SSL ANIMAL SERVICES

2274 South 600 West
South Salt Lake City, UT  84115
O 801.483.6024
F 801.886.0762

SHELTER HOURS 

Monday 1:00-5:00                                           Tues - Fri 9:30-7:00                                          2nd Saturday 9:00-1:00
Closed all holidays

dpedersen@southsaltlakecity.com