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Covid - 19

Operating Procedures Update


Animal Care of Davis County is continuing to provide the best possible services to members of our community and provide the best care to animals in our shelter. 

In an effort to protect the citizens of Davis County and other customers from the spread of COVID-19 we have implemented a "Soft-Closure" of our facility effective 12:01am on Monday, March 30th, 2020.  Effective until 11:59pm on April 13th. This closure is in coordination with other Davis County Departments and the recent Governor's Coronavirus Directive for Utah "Stay Safe, Stay Home". 

In an effort to "flatten the curve" all shelter services including but not limited to: adoptions, vaccinations, euthanasia, owner surrenders, and microchipping now require an appointment to be scheduled before your arrival to the shelter.  https://www.daviscountyutah.gov/animalcare/schedule

In an emergency, you may come to our shelter and ring the doorbell, our shelter staff will accommodate you as best as possible while following the guidance from the CDC, State of Utah, Davis County Department of Health and other national guidelines.

We recognize the burden that this will place on loving pet owners throughout Davis County, however, we also know that together, as we do our part, we will be able to stifle the spread of COVID-19 which will hopefully lead to a quicker timeline back to "normal".

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020:

  • Animal Care of Davis County animal shelter will only receive emergency owner surrendered
    animals via appointment. To schedule an appointment please go to http://www.daviscountyutah.gov/animalcare/schedule.If you have any questions please call 801-444-2200.

  • At this time healthy kittens found outside should be left where they are found. Healthy, unweaned kittens do not fall into the category of sick or injured.Healthy, unweaned kittens are unlikely to be orphaned – and only become so when they are removed from where their mother is likely nearby.Kittens are healthiest, short and long term, when raised by their mother.Healthy cats/kittens of any age found/seen outside are not an emergency for shelter intake; intake is only appropriate for cats that are sick, injured, dangerous, or are in immediate danger, as in the case of cats that are victims of neglect or cruelty.

Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 and until further notice, the following field services will be

  • Animal Care of Davis County Animal Control Officers will no longer respond to wildlife in traps.Citizens should ensure that any traps currently set are deactivated. Calls received within 24 hours of this becoming effective will be accommodated.

  • Animal Care of Davis County Animal Control Officers will no longer respond to cats in a trap unless the cat is injured or showing signs of illness.

Effective Monday, May 11, 2020 we have resumed our normal business hours:

  • Animal Control Dispatch: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm, after hours will be routed to Davis County Sheriff Dispatch.    

  • Davis County Animal Shelter: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm. All services require an appointment, you can schedule appointments for one of our shelter services, including adoption, by clicking here.

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