Our Pet Retention Program is intended to provide help for pet owners who wish to keep their pet but are experiencing hardship. If you would like to speak with an Admissions Placement Coordinator about alternative options to surrendering your pet, email email@example.com or click HERE to schedule a call Sunday through Friday. One of our Admissions Placement Coordinators will call you between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for a 15-minute consultation to discuss alternatives and resources available.
The Humane Society of Utah exists to provide lifesaving resources for animals in need. Owners may decide to surrender their pet(s) to HSU if they have no other available options. If you need to surrender your pet, please schedule an appointment through our Admissions page. If you have found a lost or stray animal, contact your local animal control services.
Find additional resources for common pet ownership issues below.
* The inclusion of a service, organization or program in this listing is not an endorsement or recommendation. We are not able to guarantee the quality of these services and strongly suggest that you check them out yourself before using a specific service.
As a responsible pet owner, you can rehome your pet and save them the stress of entering an animal shelter. You know your pet better than anyone, and with the resources on this Pet Retention page, you can find a new loving home for your pet. We encourage you to look into alternative solutions to keep your pet, if possible, before making the decision to rehome your pet.
***PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE UNAWARE OF ANY ORGANIZATION THAT ACCEPTS OWNER SURRENDERS WITHOUT PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS***
Need assistance paying for veterinary care? Visit the following sites:
Low-Cost Veterinary Clinics
Exotic Veterinary Clinics
Emergency 24-hour Vet Care
Pets provide companionship and fun, but for some people, a dog or cat can also trigger sneezing, sniffles and worse.
There is a myth that pet allergies are caused by animal hair. Click HERE to read information from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Community cats (also known as feral, stray or free-roaming cats), are the most-at-risk animals in shelters throughout the U.S. Since community cats are at great risk of being killed if they enter shelters, many shelters and rescue groups ensure that they do not end up there by organizing and operating humane trap/neuter/return (TNR) programs. Trap/neuter/return is a comprehensive management plan in which healthy community cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and then returned to their outdoor communities.
Read our Kitten Season Reminders before surrendering a litter of found kittens.
Do you need assistance feeding your pet? We may be able to help! Email us for information about our Pet Food Bank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact the Utah Food Bank for assistance with pet food.
Which pet food should you feed your pet?