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Sign-up for the Amazon Smile program with the Humane Society of Utah

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Utah Humane every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Humane Society of Utah. 

Get started with these easy steps:

Summer Safety and Hot Weather Pet Tips

Safety concerns increase with the temperatures as more pets spend time outdoors during the summer months. The extreme heat poses dangers for people and pets alike. Pet owners should minimize outside exposure for their pets during the day to prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke. If you notice signs or symptoms of heat-related illness in your pet, take them to your veterinarian immediately. Heatstroke can be fatal if not treated promptly. 

 

Utah Humane shares the following hot weather and summer safety concerns with pet owners:

A Senior Dog's Pawsome Glow-Up: Jagger's Story

Jagger was 13-years-old with matted curls and severe dental disease when he came to the Humane Society of Utah in April 2021. Our SOAR team transferred this senior miniature poodle mix from an overcrowded shelter nearby to save his life. Due to a lack of resources and funding, they were unable to provide the medical treatment he needed.

Mask Policy Update

 If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you do not need to wear masks indoors at our facility.
 
• We ask those who are not fully vaccinated to continue to wear a mask.
 
• If you’re feeling ill, please visit us at another time.
 
Thank you!

The Guide to Understanding Your New Puppy

Were you one of many people who recently added a new puppy to your household? Owning a puppy goes beyond basic training, and understanding what to expect in the first year can make living with your best friend much more enjoyable. We created a puppy timeline to help you understand how a puppy develops and reminds you of important milestones. We also offer virtual puppy classes. You can sign up for classes here. There is also a free printable PDF of the Puppy Timeline on that page too. 

Our transfer team has a new name

Plane van

The Humane Society of Utah transfer team has a new name—Shelter Overpopulation Animal Rescue or SOAR for short. In 2020, our transfer team gave 2,657 at-risk animals a second chance by bringing them to the Humane Society of Utah to offer medical and behavioral help and to find new loving homes through our adoption center.

The mission of SOAR is simple—to save as many lives as we can. SOAR partners with over 150 shelters and rescue groups across Utah and neighboring states to safely transfer animals from overcrowded and underfunded shelters to the Humane Society of Utah.

What Breed of Dog is That?

Brindle-colored mixed-breed dog as puppy and as an adult.

"What breed of dog is that?" This is one of the most common questions we hear at the Humane Society of Utah. What breed would you guess for this Utah Humane Society alum, Rosco? Rosco came to our shelter two years ago with his littermates. His family recently sent her DNA results to us, which we have shared below. 

Humane Education, A Year in Review

The year 2020 has posed a lot of challenges, but that hasn't stopped our Humane Education program. After a few adjustments, we were able to continue reaching school-age children via Zoom presentations. 

In 2020, our Humane Education team has taught 6,778 children—2,656 of those children were educated virtually. 

Not only are we reaching kids across the Salt Lake Valley, but also school districts as far north as Cache County and all the way to St. George, Utah.

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