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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Senior cat found herself homeless after diabetes diagnosis, but she is doing so much better now

By Nicole Hamilton on November 14, 2019

Aging like a fine wine, Clicquot is living the life of luxury with her new family, which says it’s a joy to care for a senior cat with special needs

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Giant polar bear of a dog inspires so many people to help him find a home

By Nicole Hamilton on November 5, 2019

It took several people (including a pilot) to help this pit bull and mastiff mix leave the shelter, but nothing was going to stop them from giving this gentle dog the life he deserved

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Brown, black and white puppy being held in a towel by a person wearing an orange T-shirt

Shelters across the country step up to help pet transports, provide critical overnight stays

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Without animal shelters like Kansas City Pet Project to serve as way stations for pets in transport, many cats and dogs would not get the new start they deserve

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Denzel (formerly Pelota) the kitten sleeping snuggled next to new little sister kitten Zoe

Injured kitten loses his leg but makes heroic come back after life-threatening infection

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Denzel weighed one pound when he came to Best Friends with an injured leg and a life-threatening infection, but an emergency leg amputation got him up and running again

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