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The Humane Society of Utah works hard to ensure that every healthy and treatable pet that enters our facility will be placed in a loving home.

If you find a stray animal, we recommend that you first contact the animal control facility in the area where the animal was found. You can find this list by clicking on the Wasatch Front Animal Control List below. By taking the animal to your local animal control services, they will have a better chance of being reunited with their family who may be searching for them in their local area. However, if you cannot take the stray to the appropriate animal control facility, we may accept them and ask for a surrender fee to help offset the costs to vaccinate, spay/neuter, provide any necessary medical treatment, feed, house, and find the animal a new home.

The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) has an "open-door" policy (otherwise known as an open-admissions shelter). We are not a limited-access facility, meaning that we will admit any companion animal that we can legally accept. Although we may accept pets such as reptiles, fish or exotic animals, these animals may be difficult for us to accommodate and place. We do not accept livestock. Please contact your local animal control services or rescue group specializing in your animal if you have a question. Contact the Department of Wildlife Resources for issues concerning wildlife. Factors like temperament, age and health are considered before animals are put up for adoption. A surrender fee is requested for all owner-surrendered pets.

An appointment must be scheduled if you have more than five (5) animals to surrender at one time. If you would like to read more about our shelter before surrendering your pet, please visit our FAQ section.

If you have lost a pet, read our tips below.

Please click on any section below for more information.

Receiving Hours

Please be aware that our busiest intake days are Saturdays and Mondays. For faster service, we recommend using our Receiving services Tuesday through Friday.

Monday - Saturday

10 AM – 7 PM

Sunday

CLOSED

Please check our Holiday Hours page for special event hours and holiday hours.

Receiving Fees

ADULT DOGS:

First dog (six months of age and older)

$50.00

Each additional adult dog

$10.00

PUPPIES:

First puppy (five months of age and younger)

$20.00

Each additional puppy

$10.00

ADULT CATS AND KITTENS:

First cat (six months of age and older)

$40.00

Each additional adult cat

$10.00

Adult cat with a litter of kittens

$40.00

Entire litter of kittens (1+)

$20.00

MISCELLANEOUS PETS:

Rabbit, ferret, guinea pig

$20.00/each

Exotic animals (snakes, iguanas or turtles)*

$30.00/each

Birds*

$20.00 each

Rodents (maximum charge of $30.00 for rodents)

$5.00/each

*Must bring in the cage & equipment for these types of animals.

Things to consider when surrendering your pet

After I surrender my pet to the HSU, can I receive information about my pet?

The HSU does not release any information on the status of an animal once it has been surrendered to us.

Our goal is to eliminate euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets. We are working with other animal-welfare organizations both statewide and nationally to achieve this goal. However, we cannot guarantee that any animal will be adopted.

What animals can the HSU not accept?

We cannot accept any animal that has bitten a person within the last ten days. By law, such an animal must be taken to your local Animal Control facility.

We cannot accept wildlife. Please contact the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (801) 538-4700 for assistance with wildlife. In the case of skunks, raccoons and coyotes, contact the Utah Department of Agriculture at (801) 538-7100.

Exotic animal requirements

Exotic animals (birds, reptiles, amphibians, etc.) must be turned in with the proper caging and other specialized equipment.

Salt Lake County Animal Services

Per an arrangement with the HSU and Salt Lake County Animal Services (SLCoAS), any animals surrendered to us by residents living within the jurisdiction areas of SLCoAS who were previously adopted from SLCoAS will be returned to SLCoAS.

Surrender profile for your pet

If you have decided to turn over your pet to the HSU, we ask that you fill out the surrender profile below, print the completed document and bring it with you to the HSU Receiving Department with the animal.

Surrendering your pet can be a sad and stressful situation. By completing this profile in advance, you will have the time and attention necessary to provide the most accurate information. Accurate and detailed profiles help us to match pets with the best families.

Our goal is to eliminate euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets. We are working with other animal-welfare organizations both statewide and nationally to achieve this goal. However, we cannot guarantee that any animal will be adopted. Any animal showing very aggressive or unsociable behavior during the administration of a nationally accredited temperament test or during a veterinary examination may not be eligible for adoption.

Dog Surrender Profile 

Cat Surrender Profile 

Euthanasia Fees

If you wish to have your dog or cat euthanized by injection (EBI), the Receiving staff will perform this service between the hours of 10 AM to 5 PM (please note we can not perform euthanasia services between 5 PM to 7 PM). Please know that you cannot be with your animal during the euthanasia process. If you would prefer to be with your animal during the euthanasia process, please review the Other Service section on our Clinic page for information and pricing.

Dog or cat $40.00
Rabbit $30.00
Ferret, guinea pig, exotic animals $20.00
Rodents $5.00
Disposal (Dog or Cat only) $25.00
Lost Pets Tips

If you have lost your pet, the Humane Society of Utah urges you to visit your local Animal Control shelter first. HSU does not take in as many strays as most Animal Control agencies and the chances of finding your pet are higher at those shelters. Contact our Receiving Department during regular business hours at (801) 261-2919 ext. 214 if you do not locate your pet through Animal Control first.

We encourage you to view our Stray Listing Search linked to several other shelters. Visit local shelters and veterinary clinics in person since it may be difficult to find a pet based on a verbal description or photo.

We also invite you to visit our Receiving Department during regular business hours to view our Stray Book and fill out a lost pet profile. You are also welcome to give us a flyer to hang in our receiving lobby. 

Remember to keep checking with us and other shelters as our stray holding period depends on when the animal is received. Some individuals attempt to find owners on their own before bringing the animal to us. Also, try the Facebook Group: Utah Lost and Found Pets. Read more tips at PawBoost and consider using My Lost Pet Alert services.

We strongly recommend having your pet microchipped as it is a safe and permanent way to identify your animal.

Wasatch Front Animal Control List

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF UTAH
4242 SOUTH 300 WEST MURRAY, UT 84107-1415
(801) 261-2919

For a printable version of the Wasatch Front Animal Control List click here.

If you have lost your pet, we recommend that you check your shelter(s) at least every other day in person. You know your pet better than anyone else and will be able to identify him or her more readily.

 
BLUFFDALE
Animal holding shelter – see South Jordan
Information or complaints: 801) 254-2200

BRIGHAM CITY
1220 W. Forest St.
Brigham City, UT 84302
(435) 723-1231

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS
Animal holding shelter – see Sandy
Information or complaints: (801) 840-4000

DAVIS COUNTY
1422 E. 600 N.
Fruit Heights, UT 84037
(801) 444-2200

DRAPER
12375 S. 550 W.
Draper, UT 84020
(801) 576-1805

EAGLE MOUNTAIN
Animal holding shelter – see Utah County
North Shelter
Information or complaints: (801) 851-4100

GRANTSVILLE
Water Treatment Plant
900 North Race St.
Grantsville, UT 84029
(435) 882-5600

HERRIMAN
Animal holding shelter – Salt Lake County

HOLLADAY
Animal holding shelter – see Salt Lake County

MIDVALE
Animal holding shelter – see Salt Lake County

MORGAN CITY, MORGAN COUNTY
48 W. Young Street
Morgan, UT 84050
(801) 845-4042

MURRAY
5624 S 300 W
Murray, UT 84107-5901
(801) 264-2671

NEPHI
300 W. 10th North
Nephi, UT 84648
(435) 623-1626

 

 

OGDEN
Animal holding shelter – see Weber County
Information or complaints: (801) 629-8832

PAYSON (West Mountain Vet Hospital)
143 W. 900 N.
Payson, UT 84651
Animal Control (801) 465-4648

RIVERTON
Animal holding shelter – Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE COUNTY
511 W. 3900 S.
Salt Lake, UT 84123
(385) 468-7387

SANDY
8715 S. 700 W.
Sandy, UT 84070-2519
(801) 352-4450

SARATOGA SPRINGS
1307 N. Commerce Drive #200
Saratoga Springs, UT 84043
(801) 766-9793

SOUTH JORDAN
10882 So. Park Road
South Jordan, UT 84095
(801) 254-4708

  1. Bluffdale animal holding shelter

SOUTH SALT LAKE
2274 S 600 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801) 887-7217

SUMMIT COUNTY
1745 S. Hoytsville Rd.
Wanship, UT 84017
(435) 615-3985 / Park City
(435) 783-4351 ext. 3985 / Kamas
(435) 336-3985 / Wanship

TAYLORSVILLE
Animal holding shelter – West Valley City

TOOELE CITY
3300 N 1200 W
Tooele, UT 84074
(435) 882-4607

 

TOOELE COUNTY
(Tooele Vet Clinic)
1182 N 80 E
Tooele, UT 84074
(435) 882-1051

UTAH COUNTY

  1. North Shelter
    193 North 2000 West
    Lindon, UT 84042
    (801) 785-3442

SERVES THE FOLLOWING:
Alpine
American Fork
Cedar Hills
Highland
Lehi
Lindon
Orem
Pleasant Grove
Vineyard

  1. South Shelter
    582 W. 3000 N.
    Spanish Fork, UT 84660
    (801) 851-4080

SERVES THE FOLLOWING:
Elkridge
Genola
Mapleton
Provo
Salem
Santaquin
Spanish Fork
Springville
West Mountain
Woodland Hills

WASATCH VALLEY ANIMAL CONTROL
635 W. Airport Dr.
Heber, UT 84032
(435) 654-5727

WEBER COUNTY
1373 North 750 West (Fairgrounds)
Ogden, UT 84404
(801) 399-8244

WEST JORDAN
5982 W. New Bingham Highway
West Jordan, UT 84088
(801) 282-3951

WEST VALLEY CITY
4522 West 3500 South
West Valley City, UT 84120
(801) 965-5800