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Foster Care Success-Mr. Opie

Jackie and Mr.Opie pic

Cosmo, a 6 1/2-year-old Exotic Shorthair, was surrendered by his owner to the Utah Humane Society in early February. After a declawing surgery had left painful fragments, Cosmo needed surgery to repair his paw along with an entropion surgery and a dental cleaning procedure. Entropion is a condition in which a portion of a cat's eyelid is turned inward against the eyeball rather than lying flush around it.

COVID-19 Response Updates

As we navigate through the challenges of this COVID-19 pandemic, the Utah Humane Society reinforces our ongoing commitment to the well-being of the animals in our care, the health and safety of our clients and their pets, our employees, volunteers, and our community. We will update this page with any new developments. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Read more on our COVID-19 FAQs page.

Introducing a New Pet to Your Home

We recommend that you do not immediately expose your existing pets to a newly adopted pet. Consider how you will manage an isolation period and be sure all existing pets are up to date on vaccinations and other routine health care before bringing a new pet home.
 

Riku's Story

In October, HSU featured a Black Cat special right before Halloween. My husband and I went expecting to get a kitty, but fell in love with an adult cat named Riku instead. The moment I entered his room, he came to me for attention. After sitting with him in my lap for several minutes, I knew that I had not come here to choose a cat - I had come here for this cat to choose me. 

Teague's Story

On June 9, 2017 my 13 year old son and I stopped by the Humane Society to visit Kitty City. We have a spoiled, obnoxious 7 year old Siamese, Sam at home and have never thought about getting a second cat, just stopped by to visit and scratch a few chins. Five days later I received an email for an adoption event that weekend. I showed it to my son and something just told me we should go. If, a big IF, we get another cat, I wanted an older kitten or one about a year old. Saturday 6/17/17 we get up early and head to the PetsMart for the adoption event.

Sinbad's Story

The 2-month-old kitten ("Rusty", renamed Sinbad, #A107980) I adopted from you is now a little over a year old, so I thought I'd share the joy with you.
 
As you can see in the picture, while he's bigger now, that lovable kitten is still discernible in his face, and that shock of white hair just under his chin is still there.
 
He's a wonderful companion, cuddly yet feisty (like a true orange tabby), and I look forward to many more years with him.
 
Thanks for fostering him and letting me adopt him.
 

Luna's Story

I had a sudden urge to add to my little family in December 2017, so I went looking for a cat. I had originally gone in to look at two others, but when I laid eyes on Luna (then known as Boo) and she rolled on her back and offered her tummy, I knew it was love at first sight. Luna is now spoiled rotten with love, toys, treats, and tags along with me and her new brother, Leo, everywhere I go. She is the most loving cat I’ve ever had the honor of knowing!

-- Haley

 

Jane's Story

I adopted my cat Jane (I never changed her name because it fit her so well) in July of 2015 after the death of my previous cat. I was completely heartbroken. After a few weeks of mourning my beloved Ivy, I decided that there were more animals in need of homes that I could love and give a new chance at life, and could love me in return. I spent three hours wandering the Humane Society. I probably spent time with every cat there. I finally walked past a room with a paper on the window reading all about Jane from her previous foster family.

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