Founded in 1960, the Humane Society of Utah (HSU) has always fostered an atmosphere of love, compassion
HSU is an open-admission shelter, meaning that our doors are always open for any animal that we can legally accept. In 2014, an expansion and renovation project was completed which allowed the HSU to save more pets than ever before. Through an education-focused adoption process, positive promotion of shelter pets, and our many other programs and services, even
The Humane Society of Utah recognizes that the key to reducing the euthanasia of pets in Utah is through controlling the pet population. In 2017, 10,050 dogs, cats
2,616 animals at risk of euthanasia were transferred to our facility in 2017 to reduce the burden on other smaller shelters across the state of Utah and neighboring states.
HSU currently embraces and will continue to expand a variety of programs to save more lives each year.
- Veterinary care and sterilization surgeries at our in-house Clinic for all homeless companion animals in our care.
- Affordable spay/neuter and vaccination services for the community.
- Foster care in the homes of foster volunteers for special needs, ill, injured or baby animals to improve
- Humane Education for children and teens about responsible pet ownership, the humane treatment of animals and the homeless pet population crisis.
- Transfer and rescue network of over 124 partner facilities and groups to place more animals.
- Behavior assessments, positive reinforcement training, and enrichment activities to keep pets mentally and emotionally healthy while at our shelter.
- Cruelty investigation of animal abuse and neglect around the state.
- Advocacy for legislation and ordinances that will enhance the welfare of animals in Utah.
- Volunteer program with hundreds of active volunteers to keep all pets healthy and happy at our facility.
Furthering our progressive multipronged approach to increase adoptions and placements of pets, we are constantly improving our shelter. Beginning in 2011, the HSU embarked on an ambitious
Please join us in our lifesaving mission, and stand with us to ensure that our doors are always open for every animal, every day. The Humane Society of Utah is a locally operated private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that does not receive any tax dollars or government funding and is not a branch of any national organization. We are funded solely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses
The Humane Society of Utah requires significant resources to provide our programs to animals in need. We can’t do it alone. Our mission is a community initiative which involves collaboration and the support of people like you. You can Change Their World!