Salt Lake County Animal Control Services
Midvale City contracts with Salt Lake County Animal Control Services to provide animal control services. The largest no-kill shelter in the State of Utah, they provide 24/7, 365 days-per-year, field operations and a full-service veterinary clinic to care for the animals. Their services include:
- Offer pet adoptions
- Provide pet licensing
- Enforce animal-related city and county ordinances
- Provide shelter for all types of lost and abandoned pets
- Investigate complaints of animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect
- Respond to emergencies involving injured or aggressive animals
- Offer humane education programs for schools and community groups
- Provide humane euthanasia at the request of pet owners (fee for service)
- Free microchips & vaccinations for Midvale residents via a voucher program
For more information, please visit the SL County Animal Control Services website.
Raccoon and Skunk Abatement
Midvale City has raccoon/skunk live traps available for residents to use. We require a $50 deposit which will be refunded when the trap is returned.
Please be sure to follow these steps when trapping raccoons or skunks:
- Visit Midvale City Hall to complete a rental form and pay the $50 deposit. Proof of Midvale residency is required.
- Visit the Midvale City Public Works Department, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to pick up the trap. The Public Works Department address is address is 8196 S Main Street.
- Before placing the trap, call the Urban Hotline at (385)419-3405 for tips on how to capture the animal.
- When trapping a raccoon/skunk do not use pet food to capture it. This will help avoid non-target animals such as a neighbor’s cat. These nuisance animals have a serious sweet tooth. Use sweet bait such as Twinkies, or marshmallows, or white bread with vanilla extract on it.
- After capturing the animal, call the Urban Hotline and leave a message including your name, phone number, and address (including the approximate north/south and east/west coordinates i.e. 5th south and 10th west.)
- There will be no weekend or holiday removal of raccoons/skunks. Traps can be set Sunday night for a Monday pickup, but not Friday for a Saturday pickup. Animals trapped and called in before 7:00 a.m. will be picked up the same day unless there is high number of calls, in which case they will be picked up the next day.
- An agreement allowing access to the property for said activities will need to be signed by the landowner at or before the time of the first pick-up. The technician scheduling the pickups will coordinate this on an individual basis.
- Please don’t wrap the trap in plastic, tarps or blankets, this make access very difficult and can lead to stress and over-heating of the animal. Instead, place a bed sheet or light fabric over the trap. This will help diminish stress and prevent the animal from getting hurt trying to escape. Set traps in areas of mid-morning to afternoon shade, with at least two sides of open access. Do not set where other animals, children or pets can cause undue stress on the captured animals.