Adopt an Animal
Each year the Animal Shelter cares for thousands of lost, abandoned or stray animals. While most are relocated back home, many are not. Animals impounded off the street or brought to the shelter are held for a minimum of five business days. During this time, they may be observed by a potential adopter. If the animal is not claimed at the end of three days (five days if the animal has a form of identification), it will be made available for adoption. Adoptions are on a first come first serve basis. If nobody has shown interest in the animal after a five business day stay at the shelter, the animal will be kept as long as we have room and feel it has a potential for adoption.
West Jordan is proud to offer adoptions for the reasonable fee of $40.00. This fee includes a full set of vaccinations. If the animal is not already sterilized, an additional $35.00-$95.00 will be added for the sterilization.
All dogs and cats must be licensed each year to a person 18 years of age or older. The license needs to be obtained within 30 days of the dog or cat reaching the age of four months, within 30 days of owning the dog or cat, or within 30 days after moving to the City. Proof of current rabies vaccination by a licensed veterinarian and proof of spay or neuter (if applicable) isrequired. The first time you license
5982 West New Bingham Hwy
West Jordan, UT 84084
(excluding all state and federal holidays)
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Officer Hours 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Emergencies Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
your pet you will need to apply in person. After that, you may renew by mail by sending payment to the City.
A person 60 years of age or older, upon proof of age, may obtain a license for an annual fee of:
Or a one time fee of:
A resident that qualifies for the one-time fee must still obtain an animal license tag each year and can do so without payment. Each residential address is limited to four dogs and a reasonable number of cats. The tag must be worn at all times on collar or harness. Replacement tags for lost or destroyed tags can be obtained for $1.00. No refunds shall be made on any license fee for any reason.
Renewals are sent out by January 15th every year, and new licenses need to be obtained by the last day of February that same year. If the license fee is not paid within the time period specified, an additional late fee of $20.00 will be charged.
Community Cat Program
The City Council voted Feb. 8, 2017 to begin participation in the Trap, Neuter & Release (TNR) program to help manage and reduce feral cat populations in West Jordan City. Under the TNR program, feral cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and returned to their original location. The four purposes of the program are to prevent the birth of unwanted kittens in the community, to reduce the hormone caused nuisance behaviors associated with cats not spayed or neutered, to vaccinate the cats for public health, and to reduce the number of cats euthanized in animal shelters.
Residents are encouraged to participate in the TNR program whenever possible. Residents who are willing to be involved in the TNR process can pick up humane cat traps and vouchers from the West Jordan Animal Shelter (5982 W. New Bingham Highway). The vouchers will cover the cost of the spay/neuter surgery at participating veterinary hospitals for each cat trapped. Residents who are willing and able to assist in the program would transport cats to a participating veterinary hospital, pick up the cats when the surgery is completed, and transport the cats back to the original location to be released.
If a resident is not able to assist in transporting the feral cats to and from a veterinary hospital, residents can still obtain a trap from the West Jordan Animal Shelter to capture the cats on their own property. Once a cat is captured in the trap, an animal control officer can respond to impound the cat and leave the trap at the trapping site. The animal shelter staff would then coordinate with the staff from Best Friends Animal Society Community Cat Program to have the cats spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and returned to the original trapping location.
If residents’ circumstances do not allow them to participate in the TNR program, residents may contact Best Friends Animal Society Community Cat Program staff to check for available resources for the Trap Neuter Return process at 801-574-2413, or email email@example.com. To request spay/neuter vouchers or to receive additional information, please visit bestfriendsutah.org/communitycats.
Tips for Deterring Cat Behaviors (Alley Cat Allies)