COVID 19 update:
Animal Services will be continuing to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we have made several changes to our operations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and avoid overwhelming our occupancy.
The Animal Shelter is closed to the public until further notice.
Our department is still operating at full capacity and will continue taking complaints and service calls. You can reach Animal Services remotely, by phone or email.
We are encouraging residents to not surrender any pets during this time. This will help avoid overwhelming the shelter’s occupancy.
Thank you for your assistance.
South Salt Lake Animal Services
At the Division of Animal Services, our goal is to promote responsible pet ownership through education and enforcement. We seek to find good homes for great pets through intelligent and careful adoption programs. In addition to our full-service shelter and adoption center, we provide animal services and animal law enforcement for the City of South Salt Lake.
What We Do
- Animal adoption
- Animal surrender (what does this mean?)
- Animal licensing
- Low-cost microchips
- Live trap loans and removals for domestic pests (cats, skunks, raccoons, squirrels)
- 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
- Pet euthanasia, disposal and cremation
For a full list of our services and the fees involved, please see our Consolidated Fee Schedule.
Rabies Shot Clinic - Our Spring Rabies Clinic has been postponed. Please check back for updates.
For lost pets - Please visit the Pet Harbor website, where you can search for missing pets by zip code.
For Adoptions - Please visit adoptapet.com to see all available adoptees in your area, along with their personal information.
Beware of Bats - Never handle bats. Many preventable rabies-related calls 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.
If there is an injured or sick bat in your home, please call us at 801.483.6024 and we will remove the bat. If the bat is flying around or appears uninjured, please contact a private exterminator; they will trap and release the bat safely.
Can I meet a pet before I decide to adopt?
Yes! Like most animal shelters, our staff encourages prospective owners to meet with any pets they are interested in adopting. That way, the owner and the pet can get an initial impression of one another.
What if your shelter doesn’t have my lost pet?
There are several other animal shelters in the area who may have found your lost pet. Also, make sure you check petharbor.com and search in your area.
Can I visit the shelter with a volunteer or educational group?
Yes! Our animals are always happy to meet new visitors, and any volunteer assistance goes a long way. Please reach out to us at 801.483.6024 to schedule your visit.
What is rabies and how do people contract 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 a rabid animal, such as saliva, gets directly into their eyes, nose, mouth or a wound.
What should I do if I see a rabid animal?
If you see a wild animal that is acting strangely or appears to be ill, please immediately call our office at 801.483.6024 and report the location and details of this animal. (not sure if there are other things people should do)