Search and Rescue
Question: Will my child have to testify in court?
Answer: Each case is different. The child may not have to testify, but must be willing, if necessary.
Question: Who should I contact if I suspect a child is being abused?
Answer: You should immediately contact
your local police department, sheriff's office, or the Division
of Child and Family Services. In Weber County, call (801)629-5800
CPS Intake at (801)395-5911.
Question: My child gets on the internet and chats with strangers. What should I do?
Answer: Educate your child about the dangers online. Follow up on what your child is doing on the internet. Never assume that someone your child has met online is who he or she claims to be.
Question: While my child was online, someone asked my child for a photo.
Answer: Never post pictures of yourself on the internet or e-mail them to people you don't personally know.
Question: While on the internet, my child who is under the age of 18 has been receiving sexually explicit messages and pornography from someone who knows how young my child is.
Answer: Do not attempt to copy or forward any of the images or messages on your computer. Turn the computer off immediately to preserve the evidence and call the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at (801) 596-0907 or (800) 932-0190.
Question: Is Weber County's a no-kill shelter?
Answer: No. We try hard to find animals homes, but there are no guarantees. We will not place a dog that has bitten, is extremely sick, or has shown any aggressive tendencies at all. We also have a hard time placing anything over five years old, but we do try.
Question: Can I adopt from you if I don't live in Weber County?
Answer: Yes. We've shipped dogs to New York, Colorado, and Illinois. We've also had people drive to here from all over to adopt animals.
Question: Do you handle skunks and raccoons?
Answer: No. Animal Services is for domesticated animals only. We do handle horses, cows, goats, etc. as strays. After 10 days we give them to the Weber County livestock auction.
Question: Do you kill certain breeds?
Answer: No. We have adopted out Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, and other breeds with bad reputations. We do screen very closely, and base whether the animal is put up for adoption on their personalities, not on their breed.
Question: I live in Ogden. That's in Weber County. So aren't you my animal shelter?
Answer: No. Ogden City has their own animal shelter and their own animal control. They are located by the mouth of the Ogden Canyon. Their phone number is (801)629-8244.
Question: From what areas do you accept animals?
Answer: We will take an animal if you live in South Ogden, Washington Terrace, Riverdale, Harrisville, Plain City, Huntsville, Farr West, West Haven, Hooper, Marriott/Slaterville, Uintah and any unincorporated part of Weber County.
Question: What areas do you handle animal control?
Answer: Our animal control officers service Plain City, Huntsville, Farr West, West Haven, Hooper, Marriott/Slaterville, Harrisville, Washington Terrace and unincorporated Weber County.
Search and Rescue
Question: How do I become a member of Search and Rescue?
Answer: Pick up a Search and Rescue Member Application at the front window (law enforcement side) of the Weber County Sheriff's Office. The application details the various search teams and what minimum qualifications are needed before applying.
Question: I have a dog I would like to donate to Search and Rescue that would make a good search dog. Will you take him?
Answer: No. We do not accept dogs and we do not train dogs.
Question: I want to make a donation to search and rescue. Who do I send it to?
Answer: Send your donations to:
Weber County Search and Rescue
Attention Sheriff Brad Slater
721 W. 12th Street
Ogden, UT 84401