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March 07, 2016

Why should you suport Best Friends Animal Society with your Love UT Give UT donation?

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. Our twice-yearly NKUT Super Adoptions find homes for hundreds of cats and dogs. Strut Your Mutt raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for homeless pets right here in Utah. Our Spay and Neuter Clinics perform tens of thousands of free and low-cost surgeries for residents. The pet food pantry feeds the dogs and cats of Utahns in need.  The Best Friends kitten nursery saves nearly 1,500 homeless kittens each year. And our Pet Adoption Center and NKUT rescue and shelter parters adopt out tens of thousands of animals each year. 

We have also made tremendous progress in that time, helping to decrease the killing of pets in the state’s shelters. But in 2015, 4,000 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. 

Together with you, we are close to ending the killing of pets in Utah. Together, we can Save Them All.