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8th Annual Hope for the Holidays Summary

Thanks to your generous support, we were able to raise $132,000 for the life-saving programs and services at HSU!

We hope you enjoyed watching our 8th Annual Hope for the Holidays Telethon on Fox 13 Sunday, Nov. 29th! Not only is that a record amount of donations that will benefit thousands of shelter pets, all the animals at HSU were on their best behavior and 172 were adopted over the weekend! That is a record number of adoptions as well and we thank our amazing staff for their hard work.

Home for the Holidays 2015

MURRAY, UT (Dec. 23, 2015) -- For the fifth year, the Humane Society of Utah sends adoptable dogs home for the holidays with foster volunteers. Volunteers will be picking dogs up at the shelter between 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, and returning them early Saturday, Dec. 26. The shelter will be open Christmas Eve 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed Christmas Day. The shelter will be open Thursday, Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Adoptions Department will be open New Year’s Day from noon to 7 p.m.

 

Kenai's Story

KENAI has become my sweet lovable baby who snuggles with me all the time and is a part of the family. My kids and hubby love him to death and he is well on his way to becoming a great service dog for me. He no longer has anxiety and stays close to home when let out. He is learning to socialize with other dogs without being scared and is good about letting strangers pet him without being afraid as long as I'm near. He alerts me when I'm sleeping to noises and has gained weight like a champ. He plays with toys and bounces through the house happy with his tail waving like a banner.

Maggie's Story

I just wanted to share a quick photo of my Thanksgiving turkey, Maggie. She found her forever home and a big sister (name Thursday, because we rescued her on a Thursday) back in April and has been a goofy little angel ever since. 
I was there on the Saturday before Easter trying to figure out what I could do to volunteer or foster, met her and fell in love in 2 seconds. 
Thank you guys for all that you do!
 
-- Jeff Romero
 

Crating

THE DO’S AND DON’T OF “CRATING” YOUR DOG

We first need to define what is a “crate.” It varies from plastic airline shipping crates to wire “fabric” on a collapsible, rigid frame; and collapsible, metal pens or kennels of various sizes. These crates or areas of confinement can cost $42 to $230 or more, depending on their size and type of construction and are available from pet supply companies, such as PetCo or PetSmart.

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