"It is the goal of Davis County Animal Services to provide service to the people and the
animals of Davis County, through the professional operation of the Davis County Animal
Shelter and animal care and control programs. Services shall be rendered in an
efficient, effective, and conscientious manner. These services shall include, but
are not limited to; sheltering of unwanted, stray and abandoned pets; euthanasia of
animals; adoption; redemption; lost and found services; providing of resource
information; and public education; as well as the taking and processing of all requests
for service. These and other similar services shall be provided in a friendly,
compassionate, and pro-active manner at all times."
About Davis County Animal Services
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Who we are?
We are an organized agency of the Davis County Government. Our staff consists of a group of caring professional people dedicated to serving the public and making life a little better for the animals and residents of Davis County.
Our Department is under the direction of Clinton Thacker. He can be contacted at 801-444-2200.
What do we do?
Anything and everything that is animal related. Our
staff of 24 responds to the Animal related needs of every
community in Davis County, as well as Hill Air Force Base.
Our Program has two essential components.
- Regular Routine Pro-active Patrol
- 24 Hour Emergency Call Out
- Neglect and Cruelty Investigations
- Rabies Investigation and Control
- Assisting 17 local City and County Police Agencies
Resolving nuisance animal complaints regarding barking
dogs, dogs at large, as well as a wide variety of other
neighborhood disputes involving animals.
- Inspection of Animal related businesses
- Impounding of stray and unwanted animals
- Impounding of stray livestock
- Capture and removal of nuisance Urban Wildlife
- Animal Rescue.
- Sheltering and caring for all impounded animals
- Humane Euthanasia
- Emergency Animal First Aid
- Animal Adoptions
- Humane Education Information Programs
- Customer service at the shelter
- Telephone and Radio dispatching and customer service
How do we do it?
Actively, Professionally, Efficiently, Courteously, Conscientiously, Compassionately!
Why do we do it?
We believe in our Mission Statement, and we know we are the voice of
those who cannot speak for themselves. Over 250,000 citizens of
Davis County depend on US to ensure the safety of thousands of domestic
pets, livestock, and community residents as well as a wide variety of
wildlife. Truthfully ...There is no one else!
What if we didn't
Animal related problems are not going to just "disappear". Left
unchecked and not dealt with appropriately, animal issues create a
"risk to public safety". Educating owners, and most particularly
children, about responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of
animals is absolutely necessary if we want to succeed in our battle
against cruelty and violence. Today's children are tomorrow's pet