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We provide: Pet Samaritan supports and helps rescue animals from the Roosevelt/Duchesne County Shelter and Vernal/Uintah County shelter. These shelters and foster homes are always in dire need of supplies (pet food, blankets, towels) and donations to continue their progress with stray an abandoned dogs and cats. Please send donations in care of: Pet Samaritan Fund, 3802 S Sunnydale Dr., Salt Lake City Utah, 84109 or to Shelter Paws (c/o Darlene Koerner) P.O. Box 102, Vernal Utah, 84026
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County animal shelter is offering free cat adoptions because the shelter is over capacity.
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Strut Your Mutt
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to volunteer in a setup or tear-down shift. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to volunteer in any animal care shift.
This annual dog walk and fundraiser benefits not only Best Friends, but also local rescue groups, shelters and other organizations that are part of Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets Network and our . It’s a big and fun event, so lots of volunteers are needed to pull it off successfully. for more information about Strut Your Mutt. The next Strut Your Mutt will October 14th at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City animal shelter Volunteer Opportunities - VolunteerMatch
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Since 1984, Best Friends Animal Society has called Utah home. That’s why we have a special commitment to the animals here, and why we’ve been working tirelessly since 2000 to create lifesaving programs based in Salt Lake City and around the state.

We have made tremendous progress in that time, helping to decrease the killing of pets in the state’s shelters by about 70 percent. But last year, 2,400 animals were still killed in Utah shelters, simply because they didn’t have homes. That number should be zero. And it can be. That’s why, in 2014, Best Friends introduced the No-Kill Utah (NKUT) initiative – the final push to help make Utah a no-kill state by 2019. Read more about it at .

Together with you, we are close to ending the killing of pets in Utah. Together, we can Save Them All.
In 2016, more than 6,300 cats and kittens were killed in Utah shelters, which constituted about 79 percent of all shelter deaths in the state. For Utah to become , efforts need to be sharply focused on saving more cats in shelters, especially neonatal kittens. That’s why each kitten who comes to South Salt Lake Animal Services, West Valley City Animal Services, West Jordan Animal Services, Salt Lake County Animal Services and many from Davis County and Sandy now move on to the Best Friends Kitten Nursery.Best Friends programs help shelters increase the number of pets adopted into homes and decrease the number entering shelters. Programs like the and help find homes for the most at-risk pets in shelters. And last year, Best Friends–Utah, in collaboration with Salt Lake County Animal Services, opened the in Salt Lake City. Our shelter partners send kittens less than two months old and weighing less than two pounds to the nursery, where they receive around-the-clock care, including bottle-feeding every two hours. This intensive care, which most shelters don’t have the resources to provide, is crucial for kittens’ survival.It costs $20 to get your pet micro-chipped at Salt Lake County Animal Services, and some shelters offer the service for free. For more information, you can visit your local pound or Best Friends’ collaboration with the state’s two largest animal shelters has proven invaluable for saving homeless pets in Utah and led to the formation of the . Both Salt Lake County Animal Services and West Valley City Animal Services have been transformed into no-kill shelters, each with a save rate of more than 93 percent in 2016, bringing a no-kill Utah well within reach. Pit bull terriers make up a disproportionately high percentage of the pets killed in shelters. Best Friends–Utah works with Salt Lake County Animal Services’ (SLCoAS) Pit Crew program to help more pit-bull-terrier-type dogs find homes and ensure that every dog, no matter his or her breed, is treated like an individual.