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Welcome to the Humane Society of Utah.

Since 1960, the Humane Society of Utah has been sheltering abandoned animals, fighting cruelty and neglect, and creating an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals across our state. HSU is an open-admissions shelter, meaning that our doors are always open for any animal that we can legally accept. We work hard to ensure that every healthy and treatable pet that enters our facility will be placed into a loving home. HSU is committed to reaching a 90% placement rate of dogs and cats by 2016, meaning that we will save the lives of over 9,000 companion animals each calendar year (this goal is based on our current annual intake of dogs and cats). 

We have no set limits on the length of time that a pet will remain in our adoption program. In our efforts to find all adoptable pets homes, HSU has already achieved the goal of placing all healthy and treatable dogs from our shelter for the past five years. We seek to achieve the same standard for cats within the next two years.

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The Daily Wag

  • 6/30/2015
    Prevent pet loss, anxiety during firework season
    Firework safety tips for pet owners from the Humane Society of Utah
  • 6/24/2015
    Summer pet safety tips from the Humane Society of Utah
    Hot weather causes concern for pet owners
  • 6/10/2015
    HSU waives cat adoption fees during National Adopt a Cat Month
    Feline overpopulation warrants fee-waived adoptions at the Humane Society of Utah
  • 5/16/2015
    HSU concerned over suspicious death of valued Syracuse horse, $3,000 reward offered
    Humane Society of Utah offers reward for information leading to arrest of horse’s killer
  • 5/13/2015
    New loan program promotes opportunity to adopt
    First-time homeowners give second chances to shelter animals
  • 4/24/2015
    Cat Nurses PuppiesCat nurses four abandoned newborn puppies
    The Humane Society of Utah received four abandoned puppies who are nursing from a surrogate mother cat
  • 4/7/2015
    LUGUHSU shelter cats featured in humorous cats, dogs video Freshpet features cats from the Humane Society of Utah in video asking which pet is better
  • 4/3/2015
    Humane Society of Utah wins #1 in Love Utah, Give Utah!
    The Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of the Humane Society of Utah are honored
  • 4/1/2015
    Giving rabbits, chicks as Easter prizes warrants concernThe Humane Society of Utah is worried about the welfare of animals given as prizes
  • 3/24/2015
    TFLTour For Life North Shore Animal League will be here at HSU with their mobile pet adoption unit
  • 3/11/2015
    Cockfighting as a felony passes Utah House Utah Legislature passes bill strengthening penalties for cockfighting
  • 3/5/2015
    Seven puppies, mother dog abandoned, reward offered Humane Society of Utah offers reward for arrest in dog abandonment case

Special thanks to the following organizations:

  • Utah Subaru Dealerships
  • Overstock Pets
  • George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles
  • Yesco Outdoor Media
  • In The Event
  • Humane Society of Utah Volunteers
  • AVC
  • Avid Pet Microchip
  • Community Shares of Utah
  • Bissell
  • Lost Pet USA
  • PICM