Frequently Asked Questions
No. Raccoons are wild animals. Call a professional raccoon trapping service or pest control to handle the problem.
Find out more about USDA APHIS Program and if your city/township participates.
It’s unfortunate that you can no longer care for your pet. If this is something we can possibly help with, like helping to find pet-friendly housing or a behavior issue (ie, fence jumping, barking, digging), please refer to the Owner Support section for helpful tips or contact us for help!
If you still need to re-home a pet, there are a few different options. If you adopted from Salt Lake County Animal Services within the past 30 days, bring a pet back to us. If it is after 30 days and you do not live in one of the animal control jurisdictions, take the pet to the Humane Society of Utah. If it is after 30 days and you live within one of animal control city jurisdictions, bring that pet back to us and do an owner turnover for a fee. If you did not adopt from us go directly to the Humane Society of Utah. If you can re-home a pet with a friend or family member, that is another good option. Please be sure to notify us so we can change our records.
The number of owned pets you may have depends on the city in which you live.
Please refer to your city’s animal ordinances
Yes! Residents in the jurisdictions we serve are eligible for low-cost or no-cost spay and neuter, depending on your income level. If you live in our service area, please call us at 385-468-7387 to discuss your options.
There are many options in our community though, regardless of where you live! Please refer to Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Options for more information.