163 pets adopted in one day during Fall in Love adoption event

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Murray, UT (Nov. 23, 2019) — Mountain America Credit Union  presents fee-waived pet adoptions at the Humane Society of Utah
 
Mountain America Credit Union and the Humane Society of Utah teamed up to present the third annual “Fall in Love Adoption Special” on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at the Utah Humane Society adoption center located at 4242 S 300 W in Murray, Utah. As part of this special, Utah Humane Society waived the adoption fees for all animals to help them find new loving homes before the holiday season. The shelter adopted a total of 163 dogs, cats and other pets during the one-day event. 
 
“Mountain America is pleased to have helped so many pets find homes ahead of the holiday season,” says Sharon Cook, chief marketing and public relations officer at Mountain America Credit Union. “We appreciate the overwhelming support from the community and look forward to continuing to save lives through our Pet of the Week program.”
 
“Our goal is to find homes for every animal at our facility this holiday season,” said Vaughn Maurice, Humane Society of Utah executive director. “Our partners, Mountain America Credit Union, sponsored the event allowing us to waive the adoption fees for adopters and offer an incentive to come adopt a pet before the holidays. It was heartwarming to see so many people lined up to find a new friend and family member, and we’re grateful that these pets will be sleeping in their own home tonight."
 
The “Fall in Love Adoption Special” was created to find homes for as many pets as possible to free up shelter space at the Utah Humane Society. “Our pets found new loving homes today, and with the available space, we’ll be able to transfer in animals from other Utah shelters to ease their burden and save hundreds more in the coming weeks,” said Maurice.
 
To avoid overcrowding and to minimize stress on the animals, potential adopters were admitted to see pets in small groups on a first-come, first-served basis. All adoptions were approved through a regular adoption process.  
 
Adoption fees do not cover the cost of care for shelter animals. The Humane Society of Utah is a local, private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported solely by donations and support from community partners like Mountain Americal Credit Union. Donations of any kind are appreciated. 
 
To adopt an animal this holiday season, visit the Humane Society of Utah or www.utahhumane.org.
 
 
 
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