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Humane Society of Utah Celebrate's Four Years of Fall into Love

For the fourth year, the Humane Society of Utah has partnered with Mountain America Credit Union to help homeless pets find new homes before the holidays. This year's Fall In Love event will be held Monday through Friday on November 15-19, and all adoption fees will be waived thanks to Mountain America's partnership!


November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Sadly, many animals find themselves in shelters during their golden years. While some senior pets can require extra care, they’re no less deserving of loving homes! 

As with people, age can affect pets too. Some senior pets may require special diets or medicine to help manage things like arthritis. However, we think every animal should spend their golden years surrounded by comfort in a loving home. Senior pets still have a lot to offer and often fit right in with all their lived experiences.

Community Cats 101

White and brown cat with tipped right ear laying down outside

A community cat is an outdoor, unowned, free-roaming cat living in a given community. Some of these cats may have grown up unowned and free-roaming with little human socialization (often referred to as a “feral” cat); others may have previously been owned but left on their own outside for a long period of time upon the death or relocation of a guardian. Regardless of their origin, if a cat in your community is thriving, we at the Humane Society of Utah ask you to, please, let them be.

Celebrating 61 Years: Virtual 2021 Wags to Wishes Gala

Join us for an evening of fun from the comfort of your home as we celebrate our 61 years of helping animals. Sponsored by George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, our 2021 Wags to Wishes Gala will take place on Saturday, December 4th, at 6 pm.

The event will feature a silent auction, fun-filled games, an hour-long, live program, special guests, and much more. And we will have a 'gala in a bag' option for those who want to take their at-home party to the next level. Tickets are available now and start at just $25 per person.

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

white dog with black eye patch and pointy ears

Approximately 6.3 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, about 3.1 million are dogs, according to the ASPCA. By adopting a dog from a shelter, you are not only saving a life but also assisting in stopping the cruelty in mass breeding facilities called puppy mills.

                                       Young tan and white brindle dog smiling with purple and team bow tie collar

Let's Celebrate Black Cats: #NationalBlackCatDay

Madame Puzzles, an affectionate black cat with striking green eyes, was just five years old when she leaped from the tallest tower in our Kitty City area and onto Aaron's lap as if to say, "Pick me, pick me!" 

Aaron and his wife, Maureen, were at the Humane Society of Utah that day specifically to adopt a black-colored cat despite the centuries-old superstitions surrounding them. 

On Puppy Mill Awareness Day (and Everyday), Remember to Adopt, not Shop

Small wet puppy in wire cage biting wire, with other dogs in cage.

At the Humane Society of Utah, we live and breathe the motto “Adopt, Don’t Shop.” This is not only because we house, care for, and adopt out companion animals who are in need of families. This is also because pet stores and online classified ads often sell animals from large commercial breeding facilities, colloquially known as “puppy/kitten mills.” Puppy and kitten mills place profit over animal welfare, leading to cruelty, neglect, and long-term consequences for the puppies and kittens they produce as well as the families who are duped into buying them. 

Do You Shop at Smith's?

Did you know you can select the Humane Society of Utah as the nonprofit of your choice at Smith’s Inspiring Donations? When you shop and use your rewards card, they will donate to us at no extra cost to you! Sign up today by clicking here

Saying farewell: you are not alone

Pit Bull poses on grass with owner

Tubs, a uniquely large 9-year-old purebred American Pit Bull Terrier, was strong and athletic with an intensely muscular build. This is why it was so odd when his guardian, Guinnevere Shuster, noticed he was dragging his hind legs over the curb while on a walk one day.