Salt Lake animal shelter providing $5 adoption charge this weekend

Kittens are pictured at an animal shelter on Oct. 31, 2013. Salt Lake County Animal Products and services is offering a decreased adoption charge of $5 for many animals this weekend as a result of a partnership with Bounty paper towels and Ideal Buddies Animal Modern society. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

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SALT LAKE Metropolis — Salt Lake County Animal Products and services is offering a decreased adoption charge of $5 for numerous animals this weekend by a partnership with Bounty paper towels and Finest Friends Animal Modern society.

Massive puppies, cats, kittens and small mammals will be obtainable for the minimized charge on Friday and Saturday. All of the adoptable animals are now mounted, vaccinated, microchipped and “all set to go residence instantly,” officials with the shelter reported in a news launch.

Little canines and puppies aren’t integrated in the price cut.

“Salt Lake County Animal Solutions has found an enhance in canines, younger and old, coming into the shelter, that need a very little bit of education and a loving property to aid them be the very best pet they can be,” said Talia Butler, division director of Salt Lake County Animal Products and services.

“Over-all, there have been a lot more stray animals coming into the shelter, and fewer proprietors coming in to reclaim their animals and get them dwelling,” she explained.

Animal advocates say those who adopt shelter animals “can conserve two life: the pet who goes household and the just one who now has house to appear to Salt Lake County Animal Services, which is the biggest, no-kill, municipal shelter in Utah.”

Julie Castle, CEO of Finest Buddies Animal Society, noted in the launch that May well is just one of the optimum intake months for shelters nationwide.

“The unhappy truth of the matter is that shelters get overcrowded when animals aren’t adopted promptly ample and this can place lives at risk,” Castle reported. “Which is why we are grateful that Bounty preferred to speedily come to the rescue.”

Late past thirty day period before kitten season bought in comprehensive swing, animal shelters across the condition were being already at or near potential, with stray or surrendered cats and pet dogs arriving quicker than shelters can uncover them new properties, advocates explained.

Animal advocates position to the COVID-19 pandemic as a considerable issue in the influx of shelter animals.

Just about just one in five homes welcomed a puppy or cat through the initial calendar year of the pandemic, in accordance to a 2021 report by the American Culture for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. At the identical time that tens of millions of People have been in search of the organization of a new pet, veterinarians, trainers and doggy day cares ended up compelled to scale back again their operations, resulting in numerous pets who lack classic education and may be a lot more prone to performing out when stressed or bewildered.

The Salt Lake County Animal Companies shelter in Salt Lake Town is open Tuesday via Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Animals are offered to watch on line at

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