Media: April 2015

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Cat nurses four abandoned newborn puppies

The Humane Society of Utah received four abandoned puppies who are nursing from a surrogate mother cat

A woman found a box on her car containing four newborn puppies April 21, 2015, in West Valley City. The puppies were quickly brought to the Humane Society of Utah at 3:30 p.m. where receiving department staff decided to put them with a surrogate cat mother to try and save their lives. Previously the same day, two cats were surrendered to the shelter: Kat, a pregnant brown tabby and Kit, a brown tabby who had recently nursed her own kittens and was still lactating.

HSU shelter cats featured in humorous cats, dogs video


Freshpet features cats from the Humane Society of Utah in video asking which pet is better

For the second time, shelter pets from the Humane Society of Utah have been featured in a Freshpet video to highlight shelter and rescue pets in a positive manner and help reduce the stigma of shelter animals as unwanted or less than perfect pets. In the video released online March 30, 2015, “Cats vs Dogs: Which Pet Is Better?” the question regarding which is the better pet is approached in a humorously deductive manner.

Humane Society of Utah wins #1 in Love Utah, Give Utah!

Love Utah Give Utah


The Board of Directors, staff and volunteers of the Humane Society of Utah are honored that more Utahns donated to our organization than any other during the state's largest day of giving on March 26, 2015. Donations to the HSU totaled an amazing $24,964 and an additional $10,000 grant was awarded to the HSU from the Community Foundation of Utah.

Thank you Utah!