MURRAY, Utah, June 15, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The Humane Society of Utah is offering half-off adoptions fees for pets through June 30 due to crowding in shelters.
It’s called the “Summer of Love” adoption event.
“Shelters across the state are at or over capacity.”, said HSU spokeswoman Guinnevere Shuster.
“Adoptions are slowing down, and animals are waiting longer than usual to get adopted. By making adoption affordable for everyone we hope to move homeless pets into loving homes.”
Each pet for adoption has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and medically and behaviorally assessed.
• The Humane Society of Utah Pet Resource Center is located at 4242 S. 300 West in Murray, Utah.
• Its Adoption Center is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
• Its adoption fees range from $350 for puppies to $25 for adult cats. Each animal’s original adoption fee is listed on its online profile. The 50% discount will be applied at the time of adoption.
• All animals available for adoption can be viewed online at www. UtahHumane.org/adopt.
Additional benefits of adopting from the Humane Society of Utah, it says, include:
HSU offers training advice from certified dog trainers and educational information to support pet families for the animal’s life span
10% off preventative veterinary care services at our Murray location clinic for the pet’s life
Speak or email with an expert about any behavior or training concerns
By opening your heart and home to a new pet, you will help create space in the shelter for other homeless companion animals in need
Adoptable pets come with a free wellness exam from one of our Participating Veterinary Clinics within 30 days of adoption
HSU works with numerous local and rural animal shelters throughout the state of Utah to transfer in at-risk animals, the Humane Society statement says.
Year-to-date, HSU has transferred in 290 cats and dogs from Utah animal shelters to provide relief from overcrowding and help these homeless pets find homes.
“Many of our shelter partners here in Utah have reached out to the transfer department pleading for assistance with overcrowding,” said HSU Transfer Department Supervisor Spenser Betenson.
“For example, in the first six days of June, Uintah County Animal Shelter brought in 54 animals, which is a massive number for a small rural shelter.”
By hosting this adoption special, the Humane Society of Utah hopes to encourage adoptions and make room for the increasing number of homeless pets.