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Welcome to the Humane Society of Utah.

Since 1960, the Humane Society of Utah has been sheltering abandoned animals, fighting cruelty and neglect, and creating an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals across our state. HSU is an open-admissions shelter, meaning that our doors are always open for any animal that we can legally accept. We work hard to ensure that every healthy and treatable pet that enters our facility will be placed into a loving home. HSU is committed to reaching a 90% placement rate of dogs and cats by 2016, meaning that we will save the lives of over 8,000 companion animals each calendar year (this goal is based on our current annual intake of dogs and cats). 

We have no set limits on the length of time that a pet will remain in our adoption program. In our efforts to find all adoptable pets homes, HSU has already achieved the goal of placing all healthy and treatable dogs from our shelter for the past five years. We seek to achieve the same standard for cats within the next two years.

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The Daily Wag

  • 9/12/2014
    JerryHumane Society of Utah Embrace the End Of An Era In the wake of last yearʼs unfortunate incident involving a carriage horse in downtown Salt Lake City, the Humane Society of Utah called for an end to this practice.
  • 9/2/2014
    NefertitiA Dying Manʼs Wish For His Best Friend... Terminally Ill Patient Places “Nefertiti” Up For Adoption. “Nefertitiʼs” guardian brought his beloved cat to our shelter hoping the HSU can find her a home where she can live out the rest of her life.
  • 8/25/2014
    Great Tent EventCome Join us for a fun filled weekend at The Humane Society of Utah! September. 6th thru 7th
  • 8/21/2014
    "Lazarus" Brought Back From The Dead! Cat survives life threatening ordeal! “Lazarus” is now available for adoption after using one of his nine lives to survive an ordeal that almost took his life.
  • 8/19/2014
    HSU Offers $5,000 Reward For Information Involving Pit Bull Shot With An Arrow The Humane Society of Utah is greatly disturbed by reports about a dog in Southern Utah (Washington County) allegedly shot with an arrow.
  • 8/15/2014
    HSU Offers $2,500 Reward To Solve Cat Mutilation Case The Humane Society of Utah is saddened to learn the fate of a cat found dead and mutilated in Springdale, Utah.
  • 8/14/2014
    Beer For Bow Wows!This weekend’s Utah Beer Festival will brew up a batch of much needed proceeds for the Humane Society of Utah. Salt Lake City Weekly’s Fifth Annual Festival will donate 25% of all proceeds
  • 8/8/2014
    Humane Society Of Utah Offers $5,000 Reward In Puppy-Decapitation Case On two separate days this past week, the decapitated bodies of a pair of Labrador puppies, estimated to be between 12 and 16 weeks old, were found in the pond of the Springs of Country Woods apartment complex at 1050 E. Fort Union Boulevard in Midvale.
  • 8/1/2014
    HSU Renews Call For Mandatory Training Of Law Enforcement Officers Throughout Utah In response to the Salt Lake City Police Departmentʼs internal review of the case involving “Geist,” as well as a Police Civilian Review Boardʼs findings regarding the tragic shooting death of this family pet
  • 7/31/2014
    CrowReview Of Utah Wildlife Board's Crow Hunt DecisionI want you to know that I attended the hearing of the Utah Wildlife Board on Tuesday, July 29th, at which time the five Board members made their final decision on instigating a “sport and depredation” hunt of crows in this state.
  • 7/21/2014
    Crow HuntingUpland Game Birds Last month, the Utah Wildlife Board voted to legalize crow hunting by adding crows to the list of "upland game birds."
  • 7/19/2014
    HSU Offers $5000 Reward information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the individual(s) responsible for shooting four horses in Syracuse

Special thanks to the following organizations:

  • Pets Across America
  • Action Donation Services
  • Community Shares of Utah
  • PetHarbor
  • PetFinder.com
  • Z104
  • xinsurance
  • Fox 13 Now
  • Lost Pet
  • Bissell