It is the purpose of the District to enforce all animal related regulations and ordinances within its jurisdictional boundaries, to ensure the welfare of the animal(s) and the public thru investigation and resolution of all reported complaints and violations, using both a pro-active educational response and a reactive enforcement response as needed, and to capture, restrain and contain all stray animals and estray livestock not only for their welfare, but to provide a safer enviroment for domestic animal(s) and the public.
Area of Service:
The District will provide animal control and shelter services to all municipalities within Uintah County, including all unincorporated communities located in the County.
PLEASE NOTE** For any injured livestock concerns on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands within Uintah County, call central Dispatch at 1-435-789-4222.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017; The District signed an Inter-Local Agreement with Ballard City for animal control services within the Ballard City limits. As Ballard City still is currently contracted with Roosevelt City for animal control services as well, District animal control officers will be responding PRIMARILY TO;
1. Dangerous and/or aggressive animal calls; 2. Dogs in Livestock; 3. Livestock inside city limits; 4. Other "designated" emergencies.
ALL ANIMALS PICKED UP BY DISTRICT ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE SHELTER IN VERNAL FOR IMPOUND.
EXCEPTIONS TO THIS ARE;
1. All Tribal Lands
To contact your local Animal Control please call Central Dispatch @ (435)789-4222.
Summer hours Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Due to budget restrictions FY 2017, Off-duty on Saturday, Sundays and Holidays except for emergency call outs. Starting July 1, 2016 there will only be two (2) full-time animal control officers for the entire county.
Animal Control Officers are on Stand-by status for after hours,designated emergency call outs only, which includes Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays . Officers rotate stand-by duties.
The below listed are the designated emergency calls that officers will respond to after hours;
1. Injured or sick animals
2. Animals that are in distress and require immediate attention
3. Animals reported as exhibiting dangerous and/or vicious behavior
4. Animal bites
5. Animal bites involving rabies suspect animals or where suspicion of rabies exists
6. Loose livestock in traffic that cannot be contained or identified by other designated officials or agencies, and that pose a hazard to the livestock and/or public safety
7. Animals chasing, worrying, harassing, injuring or killing livestock
8. An enforcement situation in which law enforcement requests an animal control officer