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Salt Lake Co. Animal Services rewards good dogs and owners

Posted at 12:16 PM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 14:20:24-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County Animal Services has launched an awareness campaign to build a better community of dog owners and reward good behavior for observing ordinances regarding leashes and pet waste.

"We're hoping that this campaign will help with the good dog owners that are already out there leading by example and help reinforce that and show other dog owners that this is the right thing to do," said Ryan Degrey, an animal control officer.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, SLCAS has noticed an increase in the number of people walking their dogs without leashes and failing to clean up after their dogs.

The organization is placing signs around some of the Salt Lake Valley's major parks to call attention to the issues and encourage people to use leashes and dispose of waste. They're also holding a giveaway for a large basket of dog treats for a lucky winner.

To participate:

* Find the sign at the park.
* Take a photo of your pup by the sign and tag @Salt Lake County Animal Services on Facebook or Instagram
* Use the hashtag #SLCOGoodDog

SLCAS encourages people to tag them and use the #SLCOGoodDog hashtag even if there isn't a sign available.

The winner will be announced sometime after Labor Day. Click here to learn about the laws and ordinances regarding animals in Salt Lake County.