No-Kill Utah Coalition

No-Kill Utah (NKUT) an initiative led by Best Friends that brings together passionate  individuals, city shelters and a group of animal welfare organizations to end the  killing of dogs and cats in shelters throughout the state of Utah. 

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In 2016, Best Friends committed to bringing the whole country to no-kill in 2025, and while incredible progress has been made, we need your help now more than ever to get across the finish line.

Achieving no-kill is a collaboration between shelters and their community, so the first step is for individuals to understand the progress being made in their own community and learn how they can help.

Our plan is straightforward: provide spay/neuter services where they are needed most so that fewer animals enter shelters and increase adoptions so that more animals are placed in loving homes. Working together, we can Save Them All. 

To become a member of the No-Kill Utah Coalition, you'll first need to sign up to become a network partner. Once you become a network partner in Utah, you will automatically become a member of the No-Kill Utah Coalition.

The Best Friends Network is made up of thousands of shelters, rescue groups and other organizations committed to saving the lives of homeless pets. Through collaboration, information sharing and proven lifesaving programs, our partners support each other and inspire their communities to save more lives.


Our NKUT partners:

A New Beginning Animal Rescue, Inc.

Animal Care of Davis County

Arctic Breeds Rescue LLC

Ashley Valley Community Cats

Beaver County Animal Control

Because Animals Matter

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Best Friends Animal Society–Utah

Bottle Pups and Mama Dog Rescue

Bulldog Club of Utah Rescue

Canines With a Cause

Carbon Cat Rescue

Carbon County Animal Shelter

Cavalier Crazy Rescue

Cedar City Animal Adoption Shelter

Central Utah Wag-N-Train

Color-Country Animal Welfare

Community Animal Welfare Society

Cottonwood Heights Animal Control

Cuddles Rescue and Lounge

Dog Days Helping Paws

Fawn's Family Rescue

For the Love of Paws, Inc.

Friends of Community-Cats Rescue

Furever Buddys Rescue

Grantsville City Animal Shelter

Greyhound Gang

Hearts 4 Paws

Heber Valley Animal Services

Herding Haven

Herriman City Animal Services

Humane Society of Moab Valley

Humane Society of Northern Utah

In Service K9 Inc.

INKAS (Ivins No-Kill Animal Supporters)

Iron County Animal Shelter

Ivins Animal Shelter Adoption Center

Jackson Day Foundation

Kitty CrusAIDe

LaVerkin City Animal Control

Lorelie's Legacy

New Start K9

North Utah Valley Animal Services

Nuzzles & Co., Pet Rescue and Adoption

One More Chance Companion Animal Tender

Outreach Pawsibilities Inc.

Paws for Life

PAWS Providing Animals With Support

Pet Samaritan Fund

Purrfect Pawprints

Rescue Rovers

Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue

Roosevelt Animal Shelter


Ruff Haven Crisis Sheltering

Ruff Patch Rescue

Salt Lake County Animal Services

Save Our Local Pets Utah

Second Chance for Homeless Pets

Sevier County Animal Shelter

Sheltie Rescue of Utah

South Salt Lake Animal Services

South Utah Valley Animal Services Special Service District

St. George Animal Services

Street Dawg Crew of Utah

Tiny Paws Animal Rescue

Tooele City Animal Shelter

Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab - Moab

Utah Animal Adoption Center

Utah Animal Advocacy Foundation

Utah Friends of Basset Hounds

Utah Valley Animal Clinic

Utah Valley Animal Rescue, Inc.

Wasatch Wanderers

Weber County Animal Services

West Jordan Animal Services

West Valley City Animal Shelter


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Join the NKUT Coalition

Coalition members can receive grants, connect and collaborate with other organizations to help further their work, participate in adoption and fundraising events, take part in mentorship and more.

Find a Best Friends Network partner 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, foster, donate, volunteer and advocate to help save the lives of pets where you live.

Find a network partner near you today:

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