Cruelty Information

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Working Like Dogs to Fight Animal Cruelty


The Humane Society of Utah provides the only full-time animal cruelty investigation officer in the state, and he covers tens of thousands of miles each year responding to reports of animal neglect and abuse. We prepare thorough case records of each incident, and encourage prosecution in court when the situation warrants such action. The Investigation Department also performs routine inspections of zoos, pet stores, animal control shelters, and other facilities where animals are kept. Comprehensive file-keeping and up-to-the-minute familiarity with Utah's laws are an integral part of this department's work.

If you witness animal abuse in your neighborhood, at your place of employment, or while traveling through Utah, please contact:
The Humane Society of Utah
(801) 261-2919 extension 210,
email John Paul Fox at, or
contact your local animal control department or law enforcement agency.