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Beginning Feb. 1, Riverton will provide its own animal control instead of Salt Lake County Animal Services.

RIVERTON — Beginning Feb. 1, the city will provide its own animal control instead of Salt Lake County Animal Services.

All animals from the city currently under the county’s care will be turned over to the city. To ease the burden of the transition, Salt Lake County Animal Services is seeking to send stray and abandoned pet that came from Riverton to local animal rescues where they can find new families.

Riverton residents can license their pets at the city offices, 12830 S. Redwood Road, or at Stone Ridge Veterinary Clinic, 1381 W. Stone Ridge Lane.

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Riverton City Animal Control services can be contacted about lost, found or deceased pets during regular business hours at 801-208-3108. Residents can contact the Unified Police Department dispatch after business hours at 801-743-7000. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Salt Lake County Animal Services will continue to serve the residents and pets as a no-kill shelter facility for Bluffdale, Copperton, Emigration Canyon, Herriman, Holladay, Kearns, Magna, Midvale, Millcreek, Salt Lake City and White City.