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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

  • 12/19/2014
    FreshPet Are You Really Ready For That Christmas Pet? HSU wants holiday pet shoppers to make sure their families are prepared for a furry pal
  • 12/17/2014
    FreshPet HSU Animals Make Commercial Debut Hilarious Freshpet video features shelter animals holding holiday feast
  • 12/16/2014
    Hope For The Holidays HSU Holds 'Hope For The Holiday' Supply Drive Shelter invites public to help grow goods under the Hope for the Holidays donation tree
  • 12/4/2014
    Hope For The Holidays HSU Places The 9,000 Dog/Cat Of 2014 Thanks to thousands of loving people in Utah, the Humane Society of Utah (HSU) has already achieved
  • 12/2/2014
    7th Annual Hope For The Holidays Telethon - Total Revealed The holiday season at the Humane Society of Utah was made just a little brighter by their 7th annual Hope for the Holidays Telethon.
  • 11/29/2014
    Hope For The Holidays

    Support Our Telethon Sponsors
  • 11/26/2014
    Home For HolidaysBLACK FURDAY SPECIAL The HSU opens at 10 A.M. for our Black FurDay Special
  • 11/26/2014
    JerryHorse-Drawn Carriages Banned In Salt Lake! Last night I attended a meeting of the Salt Lake City Council in which the issue of horse-drawn carriages was discussed, and I am pleased to report that the Council voted
  • 11/25/2014
    Home For HolidaysHSU Animals Going "Home For The Holiday!" Humane Society of Utah Volunteers will clear out the dog kennels for Thanksgiving.
  • 10/29/2014

    HSU Celebrates Halloween with 9 for 9 Cat Special!

    Trick or treaters of all ages...in or out of costume...are invited to visit the Humane Society of Utah on Thursday, October 30th and Friday, October 31st from 2-5 p.m.

  • 10/15/2014
    2014 Annual Membership Meeting Hear ye, hear ye...at 6 p.m. on Monday night the Humane Society of Utah shall conduct itʼs annual meeting to review the calendar year 2013.
  • 10/11/2014
    Sheriff Winder To Initiate Enhanced Training For Encounters Between Dogs And Police! Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder is announcing a new program, beginning in 2015, which will better equip his officers at the Unified Police Department with the most effective tools and strategies available to deal with encounters between dogs and the police.

Special thanks to the following organizations:

  • Pets Across America
  • Action Donation Services
  • Community Shares of Utah
  • PetHarbor
  • PetFinder.com
  • Z104
  • xinsurance
  • Fox 13 Now
  • Lost Pet
  • Bissell