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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.
 

Strudel's Story

My son adopted Strudel about 9 months ago. Strudel has become his emotional support dog. Getting him through the death of a grandma, two beloved family pets, the death of a friend, and the ending of a relationship. He is so loving and quirky we love when they visit. He has become all of our little buddy. He makes us smile even on the worst day. Thank you and thank God for Strudel!!!!!!!!

Archie's Story

We adopted Archie (previously Cooper) last September. I knew instantly that I needed to save him, and we have come to realize that he saved us! Archie was too afraid to walk on a leash, go through doors, get in a car, or meed new people. He would pancake on the floor and we had to pick him up to move him. Now, he loves his new home! He has made SO many new friends and he loves to run and play. His big (little) sister, absolutely adores him and helped him see the world isn't as scary as he thought. I suffer from Manic Depression and Archie knows when I am having an episode.

Shelter rabbits need homes, even in April

MURRAY, UT (Apr. 2, 2019) -- The Humane Society of Utah encourages rabbit adoption
 
Rabbits are surrendered to the Humane Society of Utah (HSU) throughout the year, and HSU encourages people to adopt a rabbit if they are interested in owning one as a pet. Instead of deterring would-be bunny owners during April, HSU seeks to educate about rabbits and adoption.
 

Korra's Story

This is our 7 year old rescue named Korra! She is the light of our lives! When we saw her at HSU, she was shaking and had lots of anxiety from being in a shelter. We could tell immediately that she needed a family who would give her all the attention and love. Korra loves her dad the most, but knows to run to mom to get her favorite treats. Her orange ball is her favorite toy and she has become so good at fetch! Korra touches the lives of everyone she meets and we are so grateful to HSU for the great care they took of her, until she came into our lives.

Rizzo's Story

This is Rizzo (Portobello) adopted two weeks ago with his sister, Gracie, who I adopted a year and a half ago. Rizzo is gaining both weight and confidence. He has learned so much in a very short time. He is even learning to play with a ball with Gracie! Thank you for bringing such a sweet dog to Utah so I could adopt him!

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