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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

  • 11/3/2014
    Hope For The Holidays Adopted & Adorable Photo Promo "Your pet can be a star!"
  • 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.
  • 10/3/2014
    Harlow & SageBook Signing and Pooch Party Harlow and Sage (and Indiana): A True Story About Best Friends Dog lovers are invited to join the Humane Society of Utah at this Saturday’s adoption event at The Kings English Bookstore. At 11 a.m. on October 4th
  • 9/12/2014
    JerryHumane Society of Utah Embrace the End Of An Era In the wake of last yearʼs unfortunate incident involving a carriage horse in downtown Salt Lake City, the Humane Society of Utah called for an end to this practice.
  • 9/2/2014
    NefertitiA Dying Manʼs Wish For His Best Friend... Terminally Ill Patient Places “Nefertiti” Up For Adoption. “Nefertitiʼs” guardian brought his beloved cat to our shelter hoping the HSU can find her a home where she can live out the rest of her life.
  • 8/25/2014
    Great Tent EventCome Join us for a fun filled weekend at The Humane Society of Utah! September. 6th thru 7th
  • 8/21/2014
    "Lazarus" Brought Back From The Dead! Cat survives life threatening ordeal! “Lazarus” is now available for adoption after using one of his nine lives to survive an ordeal that almost took his life.
  • 8/19/2014
    HSU Offers $5,000 Reward For Information Involving Pit Bull Shot With An Arrow The Humane Society of Utah is greatly disturbed by reports about a dog in Southern Utah (Washington County) allegedly shot with an arrow.
  • 8/15/2014
    HSU Offers $2,500 Reward To Solve Cat Mutilation Case The Humane Society of Utah is saddened to learn the fate of a cat found dead and mutilated in Springdale, Utah.
  • 8/14/2014
    Beer For Bow Wows!This weekend’s Utah Beer Festival will brew up a batch of much needed proceeds for the Humane Society of Utah. Salt Lake City Weekly’s Fifth Annual Festival will donate 25% of all proceeds

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