Maverick came to us as a stray with a severely injured back leg. He had no collar, no tags and no microchip. With no owner information available, Maverick would have been euthanized due to his injuries. That was the standard two years ago.
This is our standard now:
Maverick is our little miracle. We took him for an xray to find out the extent of his injuries. Prognosis: orthopedic surgery or amputate his left rear leg. With the cost of an orthopedic surgery being so expensive, our only other option was amputation.
Our in-house Veterinarian, Dr. Justin Manning DVM, performed the surgery. Our little miracle was a trooper. He was constantly getting care and love from our awesome staff. Maverick has made a full recovery; he loves everyone and is always happy to see you.
Maverick was adopted soon after his surgery by one of our incredible volunteers. He has a second chance with life in an awesome home!
This, along with multiple stories with happy endings, is what’s happening here at Davis County Animal Care and Control, and they happen every day. Every day our staff goes out of their way to make great things happen. Everything from calling a rescue to take some of our dogs to taking a dog out to play in the play-yard to bathing a dog or sending a badly matted dog or cat to the groomers. One example is giving the dog that just got signed over by their owners (after having him for 8 years) and is having a hard time at the shelter, the extra time and love he needs to realize he is okay and loved.
We, here at Davis County Animal Control, make sure that EVERY animal that comes here, whether it is out of the field or through the front doors, gets every chance possible to be re-homed, regardless of the breed, color, age or look.
This is a new era; we will continue to educate our citizens, continue to be a presence in our community and continue to promote our amazing animals that come here to our shelter.
The goal of the administration and staff here at Davis County Animal Care and Control is to continue to change the public’s perception that the animal shelter is a “horrible place” for an animal to be. The animal shelter is really a temporary place for animals to be until they are claimed by their owners or go to their new home.
Adoption Days & Events
|Date / Time ||Location |
|Through November all animal adoptions $50.00. Includes Vaccinations, Sterilization & Microchip || |
Davis County Animal Shelter
1422 E. 600 North
Fruit Heights, UT
|Stay tuned for future adoption days -- |
859 Hill Field
If you know someone who is thinking about getting a cat or dog, please remind them about us. We have so many amazing pets waiting to be adopted. Each pet we place means one more life we saved and makes room for one more.
Davis County Animal Care and Control employs a full time education officer whose services are in constant demand. Informative programs are offered from preschool to High school, covering topics from all about animal care and control, basic pet care and preparation tips for you and your pet in a disaster situation. Real animals are often taken along on these presentations to give students firsthand knowledge of the special needs of domestic pets.
An education officer is also available for presentations after our normal operating hours.
If you are interested in having a presentation, please contact Brigitte Draper at 801-444-2200 for further information.
Provide For Your Pet's Safety
Keep a collar, ID tags, and a current County license on your pet at all times and ensure that your pet is supervised
or safely confined when you are not at home.
Spay or neuter your pet and keep him or her current on all
necessary vaccinations, especially the rabies vaccination.