Media: July 2015

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Ryuk's Story

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Ryuk is adapting very well to his new home. He loves to watch me play video games and often times he will try to take the controller away from me by laying on it. 
The Vet said he can tell the kitty is well loved. His favorite food is Blue Buffalo Kitten Food mixed with whitefish and sardines.
-- Cory

$5,000 reward offered for hawk shooting

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MURRAY, UT (July 23, 2015) -- Humane Society of Utah offers reward for arrest in ferruginous hawks shooting case

The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the death of two baby ferruginous hawks found shot dead near their nest two weeks ago in Tooele County, Utah. The HSU hopes the reward assists the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources in obtaining information required to identify and charge whoever is responsible for this wanton act of animal cruelty.

Days of ’47 big dog, cat adoption specials

HSU discounts big dogs July 20-24 and continues cat deals through July

The Humane Society of Utah will be offering $47 adoption fees for dogs 30 pounds and over July 20-24 to celebrate the Days of ’47. The shelter will be open for adoptions Friday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.located at 4242 South 300 West in Murray, Utah. A list of available animals may be found at

New Homes, Thanks To Mountain America Credit Union

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If you’re a first-time homebuyer, Mountain America Credit Union (MACU) can partner with you to help find your dream home with as little as $1,000 down and 100% financing to match. For a limited time, for each new first-time home loan financed, Mountain America will donate to the Humane Society of Utah. It’s an excellent way to give pets their first real home! Watch the video below for an inside look at a dog’s new home!

Pooka's Story

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We adopted this amazing pit from the humane society a couple months ago and she is just the best. I had some slight concerns due to her size and breed and we have small children, kittens, and a small dog. But she is nothing but gentle. The kids run with her, pull her, push her, and kiss her. She doesn't care- it's all the same to her. She is so gentle with the newborn kittens we had and is the sweet protector we wanted her to be.
-- Misti​​

Shikee's Story

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I adopted Shikee from the Humane Society of Utah on March 1st, 2007. She was about four years old at the time. The most striking thing about her was not the fact that she was missing an eye, or that she was a unusual breed... it was her very sweet and unique "meowrf". Shikee is indeed a very vocal cat, and communicates very well! She has been nothing but a sweetheart, and even has earned the nickname of "Sweet Sheeks"...

Meet Champ: The Official USSA Mascot

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Photos and story written by USSA.

PARK CITY, UT (July 6, 2015) - Watch out for a new top dog on the slopes this season. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has welcomed the newest member of its Olympic-bound teams: Champ. The lovable chocolate lab is taking over as the official mascot of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding.


Meet Champ, the official USSA mascot


MURRAY, UT (July 7 2015) -- Adopted dog from the Humane Society of Utah becomes the official mascot of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding