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What is Coordinated Entry?

A Coordinated Entry System (CES) is a process to ensure that people with pets who are experiencing a resource or housing crisis are quickly identified, assessed, referred, and connected to available resources.

 

Meet Our New Executive Director

Photo of Vaughn Maurice with one of his two dogs, Nadia.
My name is Vaughn Maurice, and I’m honored to introduce myself as the new executive director for the Humane Society of Utah. I have worked in animal welfare professionally for over 11 years, and I’m passionate about helping both people and their pets.
 

Tips for Hiking with your Dog

You might not know, but Utah Humane Society has a team of certified animal behavior experts. They work with the long-term animals in our care to give them the skills and manners they need to be the best furry citizens and companions they can be. They also provide opportunities to help you with your pets, too! 
 

Meet Mindy, our September Volunteer of the Month!

Superstar volunteer Mindy has been sharing her cat savvy skills and love with the felines of HSU for the past nine months.  Each week our cats and staff look forward to the time that Mindy spends in our Kitty City cleaning, feeding, and snuggling any cat looking for a lap.  But for Mindy, it doesn't stop at Kitty City, she also volunteers at our special events and assisting in our volunteer department. Read below to learn more about this multi-talented volunteer:

What brought you to HSU?

Meet Laci and Kimberly, our August Volunteers of the Month

Mother - Daughter duo Kimberly and Laci joined our volunteer team this past April, and immediately knew they wanted to spend their time volunteering in our Critter Country. Every weekend this team of super volunteers is here cleaning the rabbit runs and spending time socializing with our littlest of adoptable kiddos. Whether they are elbows deep in newspaper or enjoying the sun with a rabbit in the Bun Run, these two always have a smile on their face. Their love of small animals and volunteering is infectious and has been a great bonding experience.

Summer Safety and Hot Weather Pet Tips

MURRAY, UT (July 22, 2019)—Summer concerns for pet owners from the Humane Society of Utah 
 
 
Safety concerns increase with the temperatures as more pets spend time outdoors during the summer months. The extreme heat poses dangers for people and pets alike.  Pet owners should minimize outside exposure for their pets during the day to prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke. If you notice signs or symptoms of heat-related illness in your pet, take them to your veterinarian immediately. Heatstroke can be fatal if not treated promptly.
 

Our History

The Humane Society of Utah fosters an atmosphere of love, compassion, and respect for Utah’s pets and is dedicated to the elimination of pain, fear, and suffering in all animals. We work hard to ensure that every healthy and treatable pet that enters our facility will be placed in a loving home, and there is no set limit on the length of time an animal may remain in our adoption program.
 

Meet Melinda, our July Volunteer of the Month!

Melinda began her journey as a volunteer back in 2014! In that time she has become an integral member of our special events volunteer team. No matter how big or small, close or far, if it's a special event to support the animals here you will find Melinda there. She wraps presents in December, checks in patrons during Picture Your Pet with Santa, manages the Puppy Room at the Gala, helps to coordinate check-in at Bark at the Moon and so much more. Her love and special connection to animals is obvious in all of the work she does with us.

Pet safety tips during July holidays

MURRAY, UT (July 1, 2019) – Firework and summer safety tips for pet owners from the Humane Society of Utah (Utah Humane)
 
The Utah Humane Adoption Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4 and Wednesday, July 24, 2019. All other departments will be closed.
 

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