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Assistance Animal FAQs
For the Public-
Is It Illegal in Utah for Animals to Ride Unrestrained on Flatbed Trucks?
Unfortunately, it is perfectly legal for an animal to ride unrestrained on the flatbed of a truck in the state of Utah. Though not illegal, it is incredibly dangerous for the animal and other motorists. The Humane Society of Utah adamantly opposes this practice and urges drivers to find an alternative way to transport their animals, such as a fully secured crate or, even better, inside the cab of the truck.
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Congress is currently considering legislation that will increase charitable giving to nonprofit organizations such as the Utah Humane Society. Contact your Congressperson and tell them that you support a universal charitable deduction and they should, too.
Should I report my neighbors for animal cruelty?
What To Do If I Suspect My Friend/Family Member/Neighbor is an Animal Hoarder?
An often overlooked and underreported source of animal cruelty is animal hoarding. Animal hoarding tends to take place in private places like the home and can be challenging to detect, even for friends and family. However, due to the large number of animals involved and the destructive impact animal hoarding has on human well-being, it is crucial to recognize hoarding and to get appropriate intervention to reduce human and animal suffering.