South Salt Lake Animal Services
South Salt Lake Animal Services will be continuing its services through 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.
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.
- Animal adoption
- Animal surrender
- Animal licensing
- 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
Our Spring Rabies Clinic has been postponed. Please check back at a later time for any updates.
FOR LOST PETS - http://petharbor.com/
TO VIEW OUR CURRENT ANIMALS - http://www.adoptapet.com/
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.
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.