About Best Friends in Utah

Best Friends Animal Society in Utah is working collaboratively with animal rescue groups, city shelters and passionate individuals who are all dedicated to the mission of making Utah a no-kill state. As part of this mission, Best Friends hosts adoption and fundraising events, runs the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Sugar House, and leads the NKUT initiative.


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Tiny kitten with serious injuries beats the odds and is now loving life

By Nicole Hamilton on December 30, 2019

Tati wasn’t even a week old when she came to Best Friends with an injured leg, hip and dislocated knee, but today she’s loving life with a kitty best friend

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Distillery Cat Gimlet

Raise your glass: Rescued cat scores a sweet job in a Salt Lake City distillery

By Nicole Hamilton on December 30, 2019

Gimlet came to Best Friends from a rural animal shelter outside of Salt Lake City and today lives at Beehive Distilling, where she’s working hard (and hardly working)

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Woman cradling a white cat who she's been reunited with

Saving cats at Palm Valley Animal Society in Texas

Monday, February 17, 2020

This shelter completely turned around the way it handles stray cats, and thousands of lives have been saved because of it

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Vicktory dog Meryl standing on a platform with sand and a cloud formation in the background

Behind the scenes with Vicktory dog Meryl

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Video provides a glimpse of what Meryl’s life was really like at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary  

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