Media: November 2016

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Hooch's Story

We adopted out senior, Hooch, almost a year ago. He's the best dog and so sweet. He loves his brother and sister kitties too. I'm so glad he is part of our family.

-- Nicole

Max's Story

This is Max. When we adopted him he was a skinny 60lbs and his fur was in mats and had to be shaved. But with lots of love and plenty of naps on his new warm bed he has gained healthy weight and loves every second of his forever home!

-- Gillian

HSU statement on abandonment of three dogs in Woods Cross

In the midst of holiday celebration, we’re sadly reminded of the gruesome suffering some animals endure. Three extremely emaciated dogs were abandoned in a Woods Cross, Utah, home when the owners were evicted. We’re thankful to Davis County Animal Control for taking care of these dogs and to the police for their due diligence in arresting the couple responsible. The Humane Society of Utah asks that the Luceros are held responsible for these acts of animal cruelty and be charged to the full extent of the law.

Home for the Pawlidayz

BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY AND HUMANE SOCIETY OF UTAH ANNOUNCE HOME FOR THE PAWLIDAYZ PET ADOPTIONS 

For the second year, a generous donor will sponsor free pet adoptions from Black Friday through Cyber Monday  

 

Face's Story

I was terrified of dogs since forever. However, at 6 my parents adopted Jack for me. After a quick name change, Face and I became fast friends. I got over my fear of dogs, and Face became my best friend.

-- Jessica

Mathis's Story

My husband and I never imagined getting a cat since we both grew up having pet dogs. But as faith will have it, our two-year-old son is a "cat lover". Thanks to the Ikea stuff toy cat that he adores and his purring session with the FurReal friends Bootsie the cat. We tried to introduce him to dogs and puppies but his heart didn't sway. So when it came down to brainstorming for this year's Christmas present, we knew what to get him. 

Community Connection with HSU

Several times each year KBYU Eleven invites non-profit organizations on Community Connection, our short, interview-style program featuring host Tracy Christensen. Community Connection provides an opportunity to share information about your organization with the KBYU viewing audience.  

 

Click the image to watch our episode.

Provo man arrested for torturing, killing multiple cats

MURRAY, UTAH (Nov. 17, 2016) -- The Humane Society of Utah responds to arrest and asks for maximum penalty 

 

Spencer Pedersen, a 26-year-old male, was arrested by Provo police officers Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2017, on reports of torturing and killing eight cats in Provo, Utah. A witness reported finding the dead cats in his backyard over the past few weeks. One cat was found with a rope around its neck and one in a nearby trash can near Pedersen’s residence.