Defending dogs and cats in Utah
At all levels of government, decisions are made that impact animals. Sheriffs who enforce animal protection laws are elected. City council members and county commissioners who determine the budgets and regulations for animal shelters are elected.
Local elections often have the most impact on animals, so that’s why it’s key to understand where candidates in your area stand on issues.
Change starts locally for at-risk shelter animals
Best Friends is working in Utah to educate voters and elected officials about what’s at stake for homeless dogs and cats in the 2023 elections.
Local candidates joined us for a virtual town hall
Candidates were invited to share more about their public policy positions through a virtual town hall on Thursday, September 14.
Your vote matters for the animals
When you vote for candidates who are willing to defend the cats and dogs in Utah who need it most, you’re saving lives.
More great ways to help right now
Work with others in your community to create local change and help keep dogs and cats out of shelters.
Help a shelter or animal rescue group near you
The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of public and private shelters, rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations, and other animal welfare groups, all working to save the lives of dogs and cats in communities like yours across the country.
Each and every one of our network partners needs caring people like you to adopt, volunteer, transport, foster, donate, and advocate to help save the lives of shelter animals where you live.