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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).  Read more…

The Daily Wag

  • 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
  • 7/2/2014
    Dangerous Times for Utah's Dogs HSU has been asked to comment on three heart breaking situations involving our four legged friends
  • 7/2/2014
    Beat the Heat Summer Photo Shoot The Photo Box Photography is back again for summer themed portraits of your pets!
  • 7/1/2014
    Pyrotechnics Have HSU Concerned For Pets The Humane Society is issuing itʼs annual reminder/warning to all pet owners to take extra precautions
  • 6/26/2014
    HSU Calls For Felony Charges In Heat-Related Death Of Dog Stranded On Balcony "Bergen" Endured Prolonged Suffering
  • 6/26/2014
    Overstock - HSUHSU Featured on Overstock.com Pet Adoption Service The Humane Society of Utah is proud and honored to participate
  • 6/26/2014
    Pet Safety - HSUProtect Pets In Summer Heat! Death of a dog on Red Butte hiking trail serves as cautionary tale
  • 6/25/2014
    Geist - HSU**Humane Blog** Humane Society of Utah Supports Obtaining Justice For "Geist" by Gene Baierschmidt Executive Director, HSU The recent fatal shooting by a Salt Lake City police officer of “Geist,” a two-year-old Weimaraner
  • 6/19/2014
    HSU Asking Police To Provide Officers With Advanced Dog Related Training Will be monitoring the case, of a shooting on June 18, 2019 of a family dog on the ownersʼ property, in a fenced backyard
  • 6/3/2014
    Wags to Wishes...The Social Event of The Summer! Presented by the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation & American Dog Rescue Foundation! The Humane Society of Utah is inviting everyone who loves animals, and a great night out on the town, to join The HSU for itsʼ 2nd annual “Wags to Wishes” Gala
  • 3/16/2014
    Humane Society of Utah Meets No Kill Criteria! The Humane Society of Utah is proud to announce the month of February saw the largest animal shelter in our state reach no kill status for the first time in the HSUʼs 54 year history!

Special thanks to the following organizations:

  • Pets Across America
  • Action Donation Services
  • Boulder Mountain Lodge
  • Community Shares of Utah
  • PetHarbor
  • PetFinder.com
  • Z104
  • xinsurance