To help keep the public in the know, there has been a change to animal control for Ballard City that started on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Ballard previously contracted with Roosevelt City for all their animal control and shelter services. With the new changes, the city has adopted the Unified Animal Control Ordinance that Uintah County, Vernal City, and Naples City have been using. What that means for the city of Ballard is that district animal control officers will now patrol the area, take enforcement actions, and all other duties within the city, as well as in the unincorporated county lands surrounding. Also any stray animals picked up will be brought to the animal shelter in Vernal for holding and impound. For information on services, missing animals or livestock, adoption, or owner release of animal, call 435-781-7297. For animal control complaints, do NOT contact the shelter. Call Central Dispatch at 435-789-4222.