Valerie by BJ Jensen

An injured cat’s journey: From cardboard box to big, loving home

By Nicole Hamilton on July 17, 2020

A 13-year-old cat named Valerie, found seriously wounded inside a box in a parking lot, is thriving in a home with her senior adopter

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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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Etch a Sketch

Etch A Sketch artist draws portraits of homeless pets to help them get adopted

By Nicole Hamilton on November 5, 2019

How an iconic drawing toy helped raise awareness for rescued dogs and cats in Salt Lake City

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Westley

Wobbly kitten is perfect just the way he is

By Nicole Hamilton on October 17, 2019

Westley was born with cerebellar hypoplasia, a condition that affects his motor skills, but that doesn’t stop him from being loving, happy and even a little stubborn

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Shin-Lennox Reunion

Missing senior cat found on his birthday

By Nicole Hamilton on May 14, 2019

Lennox slipped out of his home and spent time in two different shelters before his family found him — on his 15th birthday.

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Posh Spice

Putting a Persian cat on the road to recovery

By Nicole Hamilton on February 26, 2019

After receiving help from Best Friends in Utah, Posh Spice not only felt better, but she also caught the eye of an adopter in Canada.

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Franklin's Adoption

Two days, hundreds of dogs and cats adopted

By Kelli Harmon on November 8, 2018

NKUT Super Adoption helps dogs and cats go home by the hundreds.

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