Founded in 1960, the Humane Society of Utah (HSU) has always fostered 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. The HSU works hard to ensure that every healthy and treatable pet that enters our facility will be placed into a loving home. HSU is an open-admissions shelter, meaning that our doors are always open for any animal that we can legally accept. Furthermore, there is no set limit on the length of time an animal may remain in our adoption program. In 2015, we saved 11,318 lives and we achieved no-kill statistics for both cats and dogs for the first time. In 2016, we will continue to focus on our education-focused adoption process, positive image promotion of shelter pets, and many other life-saving programs.
Our many programs include: low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services to the community; transfer and rescue of at-risk pets from other shelters around the state; education of school-aged children and teens across the Wasatch Front about the humane treatment of animals and the homeless pet population; cruelty investigations of animal abuse and neglect around the state; and the promotion of legislation and ordinances that will enhance Utah’s standing in the country.