Utah is Best Friends’ home state, and for that reason, we have a special commitment to the animals here. In fact, we have a program based in Salt Lake City, Best Friends Animal Society–Utah, which is dedicated to making the entire state no-kill.
Since the early 1990s, Best Friends has been creating innovative programs aimed at reducing shelter deaths in Utah. Today, thanks to adoption and spay/neuter campaigns, combined with the development of a statewide coalition of 56 shelters, 26 rescue groups and passionate individuals, 10 Utah communities are now no-kill, and the entire state is on the verge of following suit.
Our work in Utah, nationally recognized for its innovation and creativity, has delivered 237,000 spay or neuter surgeries, 331,000 adoptions by coalition members, and an 83% save rate for dogs.
This January through August, Utah saw 5,375 fewer statewide shelter deaths compared with January through August 2011.
Together with you, we are close to turning Utah into a state with No More Homeless Pets.
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