MURRAY, Utah, June 15, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The Humane Society of Utah is offering half-price adoption fees for pets through June 30 due to overcrowding at shelters.
It’s called the “Summer of Love” adoption event.
“Shelters across the state are at capacity or overcapacity,” HSU spokeswoman Guinnevere Shuster said.
“Adoptions are slowing down and animals are waiting longer than usual to be adopted. By making adoption affordable for everyone, we hope to move homeless pets into loving homes.
Each pet for adoption has been 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 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
• Her adoption fees range from $350 for puppies to $25 for adult cats. Each pet’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, he says, include:
HSU offers certified dog trainer training tips and educational information to support pet families throughout the pet’s life.
10% off preventative veterinary care services at our Murray For Life Clinic
Speak or email an expert about any behavioral or training issues
By opening your heart and your home to a new pet, you will help create space in the shelter for other homeless pets in need.
Adoptable pets receive a free wellness checkup at one of our participating veterinary clinics within 30 days of adoption.
HSU is working with many local and rural animal shelters throughout the state of Utah to transfer at-risk animals, the Humane Society statement said.
Since the start of the year, HSU has transferred 290 cats and dogs from Utah animal shelters to relieve overcrowding and help these homeless animals find homes.
“Many of our shelter partners here in Utah have contacted transfer service asking for help with overcrowding,” said Spenser Betenson, HSU transfer service supervisor.
“For example, in the first six days of June, the Uintah County Animal Shelter brought in 54 animals, which is a huge number for a small, rural shelter.”
By organizing this special adoption, the Humane Society of Utah hopes to encourage adoptions and make room for the growing number of homeless animals.