Kennels at Salt Lake County Animal Shelter Full to Capacity

Jul 5, 2019, 10:48 PM | Updated: 10:48 pm

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah – Cages and kennels at local animal shelters are full to capacity after a busy first week of July.

More than 300 animals wait for forever homes at the Salt Lake County Animal Shelter.

“Animals are stressed, and they are looking for places to escape,” Sgt. Karl Carpenter with Salt Lake County Animal Services said.  “We are seeing more strays, more impounds into the shelter and more animals we need to try and return home.”

Sgt. Carpenter attributes the fireworks and vacationing families to the high number of unaccounted animals.

“The fireworks are not helping,” Sgt. Carpenter said.  “Owners can play music for their pets or let them listen to the TV to drown out some of those stressful noises.”

Animal Service Officials recommend animal microchips and offer them to all Salt Lake County residents for free.

The Salt Lake County Animal Shelter is housing hundreds of dogs, cats, turtles, rabbits and goats.

They are all looking for forever families.

“We put all our animals on our website so that people can browse and then come to the shelter to meet their potential pet of choice.”

Officials said this is a good time to adopt a pet.

“The response from people over the last few days has been incredible,” Sgt. Carpenter said.

42 animals have been adopted in the past two days.

Officials hope the adoption streak continues.

You can find more information at AdoptUtahPets.com

If you see an abandoned or lost animal, officials encourage you to call (801) 743-7000.

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