Local animal shelters unite at the Utah State Capitol to meet with legislators

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Local animal shelters unite at the Utah State Capitol to meet with legislators
 
WHAT:   The Utah Humane Society and multiple local animal control services gather in solidarity to meet with legislators. Shelter staff, officers and animals will gather from 9 a.m. to noon on the South Steps of the Utah State Capitol building. 
 
WHEN:  Tuesday, Feb. 11 
9 a.m. – noon on the Capitol South Steps: photo and interview opportunities
 
WHO:    Davis County Animal Care and Control
Heber Valley Animal Shelter
Herriman City Animal Services
Salt Lake County Animal Services
Sandy City Animal Services
Utah Humane Society
West Valley City Animal Services
 
WHERE:   Utah State Capitol
350 North State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
 
WHY:   Utah animal shelters and the Utah Humane Society are working to build an Animal Welfare Coalition to support each other through training, a transfer partnership, and the sharing of resources. Unified in a common mission, Utah shelters will strive for improved animal welfare legislation and regulation. 
 
Shelter staff, animal control officers and shelter animals will be at the event for Utah lawmakers to meet and learn more about the animal services provided for our communities.
 
The Utah Humane Society is a local, independent 501(c)(3) private organization and is not a branch of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). This event is not affiliated with any Humane Lobby Day or the HSUS. 
 
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