Use these steps to protect your pet from being lost during your move.
- Keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet at all times with your current phone number on it.
- Microchip your pets, especially if they are good at slipping their collars. It’s important to keep your contact information up to date so the chip can reconnect your pet to you. All animal shelters and vet clinics can scan for microchips.
- Have a current license on your dog. It is the ID given to an animal by a city or county and can be another way your dog can be restored to you.
- Keep cats indoors; it’s much safer for them. Cats are domestic animals and don’t need to be outside where there are coyotes and owls, among other predators. Give cats a post to scratch on, a window to perch in and plenty of toys, and they will love the great indoors.
Your pet faces many new dangers in Utah’s wild spaces, including coyotes or cougars, which may view your pet as a threat or prey. Keep your dog on a short leash in wild areas, taking care to avoid moose, porcupines, mule deer, raccoons and rattlesnakes. Free-roaming house cats can attract coyotes into a neighborhood and are often at risk of being preyed upon by larger predators. Find more helpful tips about protecting your pet from wild animals at www.wildawareutah.org/utah-wildlife-information/pets-and-wildlife.
Weber County Animal Shelter
1373 N. 750 W
Ogden, UT 84404
The Weber County Animal Shelter handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more. Animals in Ogden must have a rabies vaccination to be licensed. You can license your pet either online or in person at the shelter for a nominal fee. North Ogden, Roy and other communities have different licensing requirements; visit the Weber County Animal Shelter website for links to pet licensing regulations.
Davis County Animal Services
1422 E. 600 N
Fruit Heights, UT 84037
Davis County Animal Services provides services such as sheltering of unwanted, stray and abandoned pets; euthanasia of animals; adoption; lost and found services; and public education. The agency also performs neglect and cruelty investigations, impounding of stray animals, capture and removal of nuisance wildlife, rabies investigation and more. For detailed information about licensing fees, visit the Animal Services website.
Ogden Animal Services
2186 Lincoln Ave.
Ogden, UT 84401
Ogden City animal control officers are available 24 hours daily for emergencies such as dog bites and aggressive animal complaints. Contact Ogden Animal Services with complaints concerning animal bites, aggressive stray dogs, roaming dogs and for information on cat and dog licenses and microchipping. After-hours emergency calls will be responded to concerning bites, aggressive strays and injured animals.
Veterinary services in Weber and Davis counties are plentiful; see the Advertiser Directory in this guide to connect with local providers. In Weber County, a place to start looking is www.co.weber.ut.us/animalshelter/documents/WeberCountyVets.pdf.