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Compassion in Action: The Humane Society of Utah 2023 Year in Review

The front entrance to the Humane Society of Utah's Adoption Center with blue skies and pink flowering trees in front of building.

As we reflect on the past year, it’s heartening to see how our collective efforts have shaped a better world for animals. We have been at the forefront of this compassionate journey, tirelessly working to ensure the welfare of animals across our state. In this 2023 Year in Review, we proudly share our milestones, challenges, and the spirit of our community that has made all the difference. Accompanied by a heartfelt video message from our Executive Director, this review is not just a recount of our accomplishments but a testament to the power of collective action and support from individuals like you.

Remarkable Rescues and Successful Adoptions

Thanks to our dedicated staff, volunteers, and community support, the Humane Society of Utah has successfully placed 5,529 homeless animals into loving homes. We assisted 1,189 community-owned pets through our Pet Retention and Shelter Diversion Program. Each rescue story is a beacon of hope and a reminder of the difference we can make together.

Innovations and Community Engagement

Innovation has been a key theme of the Humane Society of Utah in 2023. We’ve expanded our programs and improved best practices to better care for the animals and streamline our adoption processes. 

Community engagement has been pivotal in our 2023 journey. Through our Preventative Care Clinics, Humane Education Program, fundraising events, and volunteer initiatives, we’ve strengthened our bond with animal lovers across Utah. Engaging with just over 85,000 Utahns. Our community’s support has been instrumental more than ever in making our work possible.

Humane Society of Utah Year in Review 2023 infographic. 5,529 pets adopted, 1,438 pets fostered, 1,189 owned animal served through pet retention and shelter diversion, 593 free behavio consults, 3,943 bags of pet food distributed to local food banks & rescues, and 7,339 animals spayed/neutered.

As we look forward to another year of challenges and opportunities, we are reminded that every small act of kindness contributes to a larger impact. Join us as we continue to make a difference in the lives of animals in need, and together, we can change their world.

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