by Emily Klehm
Talia Butler is the Division Director for Salt Lake County Animal Services. Through Talia’s leadership, Salt Lake County Animal Services has achieved a live release rate over 90% for the past 5 years. Talia excels at creating innovative programs that improve the lives of pets and citizens in Salt Lake County and across the state of Utah. She has over 18 years of experience managing programs, projects and personnel. Talia has presented at numerous national events and has provided leadership to local and national partners. She has also authored publications and industry guiding literature as an expert in animal welfare. Talia is FEMA R335 certified, animal evacuation and emergency trained, supervisory program certified, DEA licensed, EMT trained and formerly certified, and holds a BIS Degree from Weber State University. Talia resides in Riverton, Utah with her husband, two children, and two dogs.