Update July 1, 2021:
- The Animal Shelter is open weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
- Masks need to be worn for people not fully vaccinated.
- We are currently accepting the surrender of pets, from within our boundaries.
South Salt Lake Animal Services
At SSL 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 (within SSL boundaries)
- Animal licensing
- Low-cost microchips
- Live trap loans and removals for domestic pests (feral cats, skunks, raccoons)
- 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 - The city hosts annual rabies and microchipping clinics. Please check back for updates and dates.
For lost pets - Look on Utah's lost and found pets on Facebook or call your local animal shelter.
For adoptions - Please visit adoptapet.com to see all available adoptees in your area, along with their personal information.
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 the animal.
What should I do about 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.