Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Humane Society of Utah Supports Obtaining Justice For "Geist"

The recent fatal shooting by a Salt Lake City police officer of “Geist,” a two-year-old Weimaraner, while the animal was in his own fenced yard, has sent shock waves through the community. Although the police are conducting their own internal investigation of the incident, it appears to the public that the shooting was both preventable and unjustified.

The Humane Society of Utah is following the case closely, and hopes to see the results of the police department’s inquiry at as early a date as possible. Our main concern is why, when there are so many non-lethal alternatives available (pepper spray, tasers, batons, etc.), this officer chose to use deadly force as his first go-to option. The question that must be asked is, “Does the SLCPD have proper training to deal with situations like this one?”

Approximately 40% of people in Salt Lake City count one or more dogs as members if their households, and many are now fearful that the same thing could happen to their own pets in the future unless well-defined measures are taken to prevent such a possibility.

HSU will do everything in its power to ensure that a tragic event like this is not repeated; we are not only monitoring the ongoing investigation, we are offering to provide law enforcement personnel with proper training methods in dealing with dog issues.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sean Kendall, who lost his best friend Geist when this unfortunate episode occurred. Geist’s name, appropriate for his German breed, translates to “Spirit” in English, and it is a most fitting testament to the depth of Mr. Kendall’s feelings toward his companion. Like him, the Humane Society of Utah views pets as members of people’s families, and deplores the fact that something like this could have happened in our time and place.

The dog-owning community can show its solidarity by attending a “Justice for Geist” rally this coming Saturday, June 28th, outside the Salt Lake Police Department’s headquarters at 475 South 300 East from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pooch On The Pond


Utah Grizzlies and The Humane Society of Utah
POOCH ON THE POND

Friday, December 14th
Vs.
Alaska Aces
7:05 PM


Saturday, February 9th
Vs.
Idaho Steelheads
7:05 PM

$20 for you and your dog!

Pet Adoption

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To Order Your Tickets For You And Your Special Pooch
Call Brittany (801) 988-8021.
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Special Donation Drive Highlights "Hope For The Holidays" Campaign


Christmas is coming early this year at the Humane Society of Utah! Because we know Santa will be busy on Christmas Eve, weʼve decided to ask all of the “Santas” in our community to make their special cash donations to our shelter animals by 5 p.m. Monday, December 24th at the Humane Society of Utah!

Donors can also make an Online Donation.

At this special time of year, lots of people call the Humane Society of Utah to ask how they can help our animals. Cash donations help the most. But weʼve also set up a Christmas tree in the HSU lobby and weʼre inviting everyone to play Santa by bringing in special items before Christmas Eve when the HSU will be closing at 3 pm.

The HSU welcomes any gift (especially cash donations) people would like to bring in for our homeless animals. We can always use:

  • Puppy & kitten milk replacement formula and small feeding bottles
  • Adult cat & dog food, both bagged and canned
  • Kitty litter (non-clumping, please)
  • First aid supplies
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Pet toys
  • Towels, blankets
  • For our complete donation wish list, please click on this link to the HSU website: Wishlist

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    Picture Your Pet With Santa

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    Picture Your Pet With Santa

    It’s that time of year again! Santa Clause will be back at the Humane Society of Utah for portraits with your furry family members this November and December. If you don’t have a pet, you can still get a portrait with your human family members!

    The same great photographer from the Photo Box Photography will be donating his services to the Humane Society of Utah. For only $25.00 per portrait sitting, you will receive a professional quality 8x10 photo on the spot. This fee is a 100% tax-deductible donation to the Humane Society of Utah. Following your appointment, you will have the opportunity to order additional prints and holiday greeting cards from the Photo Box Photography. All orders are guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas mailing.

    Appointments are available on the following dates: Nov. 10th, 11th, 17th or 18th, and Dec. 1st, 2nd, 8th or 9th.

    For your appointment, call Kris Lamoreaux at (801) 261-2919 ext. 212 or Jamie Usry at (801) 261-2919 ext. 207.

    We hope to see you!

    Monday, September 10, 2012

    Senior Dogs "Teddy"

    Senior Dogs "Teddy"

    Karen Carver recently adopted 8 year old TEDDY from the Humane Society of Utah and eloquently makes the case for adopting an older dog. If you have ever considered opening your heart and home to one of our "senior citizens," this is a must read!

    Teddy is such a wonderful companion. I feel so lucky to have him in my life.

    Frankly, I never imagined I would adopt an older dog. Having had the experience of saying good-bye to a much-loved pet, I would not have chosen to put myself in the position of having to face that again anytime soon. My thought was that I would just volunteer and not bring any animal home. I noticed Teddy the first time I was out there and something about him just broke my heart. He was obviously such a sweet animal and he didn’t seem to be doing very well. I had many concerns. Would he bond with me? Would he be able to handle being alone while I was at work? He had developed the habits of barking, jumping, and snatching at treats. I couldn’t really get a clear picture of what kind of animal he really is.

    I thought he might have developed lots of problematic behaviors after being in the shelter as long as he was. He is a big dog, so I wondered if I would be able to handle him. He barked incessantly the day I picked him up. He slipped out of his collar and made a mad dash for the front door. He pulled on his leash, barked, and jumped the entire time I had him at the clinic getting his rabies shot. He settled down as soon as I put him in the car and started home. He is obviously used to living with people. He learned immediately that being on the couch is OK, but being on the bed is not. He has wonderful leash manners and was absolutely housebroken from day one. He barks to let me know something is going on outside, but quits as soon as asked. He has no problem with any person coming into the house as long as I perform an introduction. He likes road trips and is perfectly OK in strange places. The only thing he has a problem with is any institutional setting—boarding kennel, veterinarian’s office, etc. He is kind and gentle and affectionate, he’s intelligent and eager to please. I have had NONE of the problems I imagined. He’s very easy to get along with.

    If people only knew how much an older dog has to offer! And the funny thing is, he seems to get younger every day. His eyes have brightened up. He prances on his leash. He is starting to become playful. He is a continual joy to me.

    I notice there are several older dogs on the web page. I hope they all find homes soon. They have so much to offer!

    Sincerely,
    Karen Carver (Teddy’s mom)

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    HSU Celebrates Grand Opening Of "Kitty City" On August 25th!

    HSU Celebrates Grand Opening Of "Kitty City" On August 25th!

    Everyone is invited to join our much anticipated celebration as the Humane Society of Utah holds the grand opening of “Kitty City,” at 10 a.m. Saturday August 25th. The debut of this safe haven for cats and kittens will give animal lovers their first chance to tour and enjoy one of the finest facilities for felines in the world! “This will be one of the most exciting and significant moments in the 52 year history of the Humane Society of Utah,” says HSU Executive Director Gene Baierschmidt. “Instead of steel cages, our cats will now live in beautiful rooms and enclosures where they can take cat naps, play with other cats and meet all the people who will want to come and experience “Kitty City” for themselves!” The HSU will mark the occasion with a $9 adoption fee during the grand opening...$9 for 9 lives! There will also be snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy and hot dogs ... along with a Hello Kitty bounce house and water slide for the kids!

    “Kitty City” is truly a one-of-a kind facility that is the culmination of a dream! Hundreds of felines will frolic with cat lovers in beautifully decorated and spacious accommodations that feel like home! Light, bright, open & airy...”Kitty City” will provide an inviting setting that will encourage more people to visit the Humane Society of Utah, interact with our cats & consider adopting a homeless animal...all while providing a comfortable, enjoyable environment for the cats in our care! Special thanks to Pepsico and Sam’s Club for sponsoring this gala grand opening of “Kitty City.”

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    Cost For Kittens goes Down At HSU

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    Cost For Kittens goes Down At Humane Society Of Utah

    Our cup runneth over with kittens here at the Humane Society of Utah! No doubt about it...we are in the middle of kitten season with lots of litters of cute kittens being surrendered every day.

    The good news is...we have a wide variety of kitties to choose from. And because we have so much inventory, so to speak, weʼve decided to reduce our adoption fees!

    According to HSU Executive Director Gene Baierschmidt, “there may never be a better time to come and adopt that kitten youʼve always wanted. With so many kittens coming into our shelter, weʼve decided to drop the adoption fee for any kitten 6 months of age and younger to just $50! Better yet, you can take home 2 kittens for just $70! These fees include spaying or neutering and the first set of vaccinations. We think itʼs a great deal for cat lovers, and an even better deal for the kittens who get a forever home.”

    The Humane Society of Utah has all “makes and models” available and they all come with a 100,000 “purr” warranty. We encourage the public to come see the wide assortment of cuddly kittens now available at the Humane Society of Utah. But please hurry, these reduced adoption fees are only available for a limited time.

    Monday, July 16, 2012

    Summer Portrait Event "Life Is A Beach"


    PhotoBox - HSU

    The Photo Box Photography and the Humane Society of Utah are excited to announce “Life is a Beach” Summer Portrait Event. For the fourth year, this summer themed portrait opportunity for your pets and family is brought to you by the same great photographer who does “Picture Your Pet With Santa.” The Photo Box photography will be at our shelter at 4242 S. 300 W. on 7/21 and 7/22 with two great sets and beach props. Don’t worry, if you’re looking for a more traditional portrait, that option is also available.

    PhotoBox - Humane SocietyFor a $25.00 donation, you will receive a portrait sitting and one 8X10 print on the spot. Volunteers and Foster Parents will receive a special discount—only $20.00! Many more customizable prints and packages are also available online at www.thephotobox.com following your portrait sitting. Remember, 100% of the sitting fee is a donation to our shelter!

    For a sitting appointment, or for any questions, contact Kris Lamoreaux at (801) 261-2919 ext. 212. ksmith@utahhumane.org

    We hope to see you there!

    Friday, July 13, 2012

    HSU Adds $5,000 Reward For Informaiton Concerning Kitten Buried In Concrete


    HSU Adds $5,000 Reward For Informaiton Concerning Kitten Buried In Concrete

    PhotoBox - HSUThe Humane Society of Utah is adding $5,000 to the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for burying a live kitten in a 7 foot tall vertical pipe filled with wet cement at a construction site in the Utah border community of Colorado City, Arizona.

    “It is impossible to fathom how a human being could do something like this to a defenseless kitten,” says HSU Executive Director Gene Baierschmidt. “Even though this crime occurred just outside the state of Utah, itʼs an act so close to home, and so cruel and callous, the Humane Society of Utah is compelled to do everything it can to help seek justice.”

    By the time the trapped kitten was discovered, it had sunk so deeply into the wet cement that only itʼs face was exposed. Despite the quick action taken to rescue the kitten and nurse it back to health it died just a few days after the incident due to massive injuries.

    The Humane Society of Utah is committed to the elimination of fear, pain and suffering for all animals and hopes that the additional $5,000 reward will convince anyone with knowledge about this case to contact Colorado City authorities (435-874-2240) and provide information leading to an arrest and conviction of those responsible.

    Strut Your Mutt


    Strut Your Mutt

    Are you ready to Strut Your Mutt?

    For the second year, Best Friends Animal Society has invited the Humane Society of Utah to join Strut Your Mutt as a No More Homeless Pets Network Partner Dog Pack! As a NMHP Network Partner, you can join the Humane Society of Utah Dog Pack (aka team) and 100% of the money that you raise will come back to us (including your registration fee)!

    This year Strut Your Mutt will be held on Saturday, September 22nd at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, Utah. For those of you who have never participated, Strut Your Mutt is a leisurely dog walk followed by a festival of dog-themed activities to pamper your pooch. Don't have a dog? That's OK! We want you to Strut with us anyway! Register and participate in the walk and socialize with us. Don’t feel like walking, but want to help out? Visit our Dog Pack page and donate towards our fundraising goal.

    Just a reminder, your donation is tax-deductible and our organization keeps 100% of the money raised. All donations will be used to fund our mission of eliminating pain, fear and suffering in all animals.

    Thank you for your support. We hope to see you, and your furry friends, at Liberty Park on September 22nd.

    For any questions regarding the event, please contact our Special Events Coordinator, Jamie Usry, at (801) 261-2919 ext. 207 or Jamie@utahhumane.org.

    From, Your faithful Pack Leader!
    Gene Baierschmidt
    Executive Director

    Monday, February 28, 2011

    Find a New Pet to Adopt via Our YouTube.com Channel

    Have you been thinking of visiting the Humane Society of Utah to adopt a pet, but you aren't sure what pets are available?  We have an idea for you!  Follow the Humane Society of Utah on Facebook.com or simply visit the Humane Society of Utah's YouTube.com channel at http://www.youtube.com/utahhumane.

    Our most recent videos show animals available for adoption from the Humane Society of Utah as of February 25, 2011. Watch the videos then please come an adopt today. 4242 S. 300 West, Murray Utah. (801)261-2919. www.UtahHumane.Org

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011

    The Humane Society of Utah Strongly Supports House Bill 273

    The Humane Society of Utah strongly supports House Bill 273, which has been introduced by Utah House Representative Jennifer M. Seelig.

    H.B. 273 would amend Utah’s law requiring municipal or county animal control officers to hold any unidentified or unclaimed stray dog or stray cat for a minimum of five (5) working days. Current Utah code only stipulates a three (3) day holding period for lost or stray animals.

    According to Humane Society of Utah Executive Director Gene Baierschmidt, “We believe Representative Seelig’s bill would save even more lives of the countless animals that become lost every day. The Humane Society of Utah fought long and hard back in the ‘90s for legislation requiring a holding period. Rep. Seelig’s bill will greatly improve the chances of re-uniting owners with their lost pets and reduce the euthanasia rates in our state. We encourage anyone with a dog or cat to support this legislation.”

    The Humane Society of Utah also supports SB 057 sponsored by Senator Dennis E. Stowell. This bill would create standards for community feral cat management programs.

    Thursday, February 3, 2011

    Humane Society of Utah's Stance on the Killing of Feral Animals

    The original article posted by Whittney Evans of KCPW, appeared online on January 20, 2011.  If you have not heard about the Humane Society of Utah's involvement in this legislation, please read more and help support Utah's animals:

    "A state lawmaker is sponsoring legislation that would make it legal for anyone to kill a feral animal.  Currently, shooting them without a license is a misdemeanor. Republican Representative Curt Oda says his bill specifically targets rural areas, where people tend to abandon pets.

    “If I took the animal to the shelter and they happened to be closed or something and I tell them I’m just going to leave the animal in a cage on the front step, you can take it in, in the morning they said, we’ll charge you with abandonment,” he said. “Or if you want to take it in and have it spayed, you’re required to pay for it.”
    Oda says ranchers and most rural Utahns know which animals belong in the area, and which are strays. But Gene Baierschmidt, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Utah, questions how an untrained member of the public would determine whether or not an animal is feral.

    “Your cat can wonder up on someone’s lawn and someone could say it’s feral and then they could kill it and you wouldn’t have any recourse,” said Baierschmidt. “The other thing too is the problem with people who get wind of this new law who have guns, or anything, clubs could just go out and kill cats and just say, well, we thought they were feral.”

    Baierschmidt says feral cats should be neutered and left to live out their lives without reproducing. But Representative Oda says the capture, neuter and release program is ineffective, especially in rural areas."

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    2010 - A Record Year for Utah Animal Adoptions

    Fox 13's Brittany Green, posted this story about the Humane Society of Utah this week. 

    "2010 was a record year for Utah animal adoptions. Both Salt Lake County Animal Services and the Humane Society of Utah recorded a huge increase in animal adoption numbers last year.

    "It's the best year we've ever had for adoptions," said Gene Baierschmidt, Director of Humane Society of Utah.

    The Salt Lake County Animal Services says they usually euthanize 5500 animals each year, but in 2010, that number was cut in half. "We euthanized just over 2000. So it decreased by half," said April Harris, the shelter operations manager.

    They attribute the doubled adoption rate to new programs, a new director and an overall culture change. "We not only adopt here out of the humane society but we're adopting at retail outlets too," said Baierschmidt.

    "We're actually come up with innovative ideas to get animals out the door and into new homes by offering anything from free adoptions to discounted adoptions, to including training classes," said Harris."

    Thank you Fox 13 for helping get out the word about the Humane Society of Utah and the record year of animal adoptions.  We hope that 2011 will be our best year for animal adoptions yet!

    Both groups are glad to have the support of the community. "Our community is helping us. We couldn't do it without them. We couldn't do this because we can't take all of these animals home," said Harris. "They're helping us make a better life and a better chance for these animals."

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    Keep Pets Safe During Holidays!

    Keep Pets Safe During the Holidays
    As families celebrate the holiday season the Humane Society offers these tips to help make sure pets avoid unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations!

    Christmas Tree
    Securely anchor your tree so it doesn’t fall injuring your pet. Be aware that tree water, which may contain fertilizers, can cause upset stomachs!

    Tinsel and Ornaments
    Tinsel can obstruct the digestive tract, causing vomiting, dehydration and possibly leading to surgery. Keep glass and plastic ornaments out of reach!

    Food and Leftovers
    Spicy, fatty foods...and bones...should not be fed to your pets!

    Toys
    Choose safe gifts for pets. Stick with indestructible chew toys, KONGS or chew treats that are safely digestible. The riskiest toys for cats have ribbon, yarn or loose parts. Surprise kitty with a ball too big to swallow!

    Mistletoe and Holly
    Holly can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal and cardiovascular problems. Poinsettias have low toxicity. Skip them all together or choose artificial plants!

    New Year’s Noise
    Remember, noise can terrify pets and possibly cause ear damage. By the way, confetti can get lodged in a cat’s stomach, possibly leading to surgery.

    Candles
    Don’t leave lit candles unattended. Pets can burn themselves or cause a fire if they knock the candles over.

    As we celebrate the holidays, let’s make sure pets maintain their normal routines.  If you have questions about pet safety or would like a pet to adopt for the holidays, please visit the Humane Society of Utah's website.

    Monday, November 29, 2010

    Salt Lake Tribune Spotlights an HSU Foster Family Sucess

    When Lindsay Wheaton brought Mr. Sox back to the Humane Society of Utah, she wasn’t ready to let this gentle Ragdoll kitten go. So she stayed for about an hour, cradling her favorite foster kitten, before returning him to the organization that would find him a permanent home.

    After all, foster moms are only temporary, and it was time to let Mr. Sox (along with his siblings, Boots and Mittens) grow up, away from her Murray home.

    Volunteers, like Wheaton, are needed to care for the youngest kittens or puppies before they’re old enough to be placed in a permanent home. That may mean bottle feeding every three hours, or feeding with a syringe five times a day when the animal is sick. They need to be kept dry, warm and socialized so that the kitten or puppy is ready to mingle in the real world after the few weeks or months it remains in the foster home.

    Although most of the 2,500 foster animals in the Humane Society of Utah’s program are cats or dogs, occasionally rabbits, guinea pigs and gerbils are part of the mix at the 100 foster homes throughout the region.

    One huge benefit is that foster families act as ambassadors for adoption by spreading the word about the need.

    “They let friends know what they’re doing, and you’re drawing in a potential adoption base,” said Barbara Conrad, the Humane Society’s foster coordinator.

    Were it not for the program, most of these animals would end up euthanized, she said.

    That’s because the shelter would probably not have the space to keep the young litters. Sick animals may not be able to recover there.

    Now in her third year of fostering kittens, Wheaton estimates she has cared for about 30 animals.

    The latest two, Snickerdoodle and Skippyjon Jones, which she has had since they were about four weeks old, required soft food syringed into their mouths.

    “Every animal deserves a chance to have a good life and live in a good home,” said Wheaton, 25, who lives with her parents and 6-year-old daughter, all of whom help with the animals.

    One of the only challenges is the household’s territorial adult cats, that aren’t thrilled about the bold kittens.

    Conrad encourages both single people and families to consider fostering an animal.

    One benefit of a house with children is that the atmosphere can help the creatures become acclimated to the noise and chaos of a potential adoptive family.

    If you'd like to read the original article, please visit the Foster families adapt the cute and cuddly to the good life article page.

    Monday, November 22, 2010

    Support the Humane Society's Hope for the Holidays Drive



    Dear Members and Friends,

    The Humane Society of Utah's annual Holiday Fund Drive is underway again, and once again we're asking the community not to forget the ones who most truly offer the selfless, unconditional love symbolized by the season, and who most desperately need the kindness and generosity of caring people - the homeless and abused animals who rely on the Humane Society for Hope for the Holidays.

    "The numbers are increasing in every department," says HSU Executive Director Gene Baierschmidt. "This year we expect to place over 7,000 animals in good new homes of their own, an all-time record. We want to maintain this high standard in not only our shelter and adoptions, but in our other programs as well - low-cost sterilizations and immunizations at our in-house clinic, humane education for schools, youth, and adult groups, full-time foster parenting, animal training classes, statewide investigation of cruelty and neglect, and keeping the public informed about important issues involving animal welfare."

    To keep up with such a demanding schedule, he says, the Society relies heavily on the help and support of the public. "We are a private, non-profit organization that receives no funding from taxes or other government sources," Mr. Baierschmidt points out. "We are also an 'open-admissions' shelter, which means that we take in any animal that we can legally accept."

    This holiday season, please continue to give our paws a hand. People can make online credit card donations by CLICKING HERE , send a check in the mail to P.O. Box 573659, Salt Lake City, UT 84157-3659, or cash donations by visiting in person at 4242 South 300 West.

    We'll also have our traditional Christmas tree in the shelter lobby, and we welcome any gifts that people would like to place under it for the animals. Some of the things that we can always use include the following:

    -          Puppy and kitten milk replacement formula, as well as small feeding bottles
    -           Adult cat and dog food, both bagged and canned
    -           Kitty litter (non-clumping, please)
    -           First-aid supplies
    -           Cleaning supplies
    -           Pet toys
    -           Towels, blankets

    At this wonderful time of the year, please keep on helping us help those who have no one else to care for them. You can give them the best gift of all - Hope for the Holidays.

    Sincerely,
    Gene Baierschmidt
    Executive Director
    The Humane Society of Utah

    Thursday, November 11, 2010

    Short Term Foster Homes in Need!

    The Deseret News published the following article on November 5, 2010.  The Humane Society of Utah still is looking to the Utah community for short term foster homes. 

    The Humane Society of Utah is reporting a greater-than-usual need for available foster homes because of the increasing number of animals being brought to its facility.


    The HSU Foster Care department is looking for volunteers willing to take "mama" cats with kittens too young to be placed for adoption, kittens without a mother cat who are in need of round-the-clock bottle-feeding and kittens who are no longer being bottle-fed but still need several weeks in a home until they are old enough to be adopted.

    Occasionally, the Humane Society needs foster homes for young puppies with or without the mother dog, too.

    There is also need for adult dogs to be socialized. In these cases, some animals are just "cage-shy," while others become depressed from being institutionalized at the shelter — causing them to stop eating. From time to time, adult dogs just need peace and quiet to recover while receiving medications.

    Those who wish to volunteer for the Humane Society's Foster Care program can expect to have animals in their home anywhere from approximately three weeks to three months. Family pets already in the home must be vaccinated, including Bordetella vaccinations to prevent kennel cough.

    "Foster parents serve a vital role for the Humane Society — a rewarding role that saves lives," said foster care coordinator Barb Conrad, who started the program in 2003.

    While foster families are asked to provide all food, toys, kitty litter and love, the Humane Society provides all necessary medical care.

    Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Barb Conrad at bconrad@utahhumane.org or by calling 801-261-2919, ext. 215.

    Thursday, October 28, 2010

    Come In and Adopt A Pet Today!


    The mid-term elections are almost upon us...so NOW'S the time for you to cast your vote and find a new "running mate" at the Humane Society of Utah. We have many qualified "candidates." While none of them will balance the budget or reduce the crime rate...each and every one of them is running on a platform promising to bring more love and devotion into your life. 

    Every vote counts at the Humane Society of Utah. Whether you're a member of the "DEMO-CATIC" or "RE-PUP-LICAN PARTY," we will keep track of each adoption (every one counts as one vote) between now and election day. We'll have the returns of this all-important race as soon as the polls close! Do your patriotic duty and come cast your "vote" at the Humane Society of Utah. I'm Sparky the dog and I approve of this message.

    Get out and vote next week Utah - while you're out voting, come by the Humane Society of Utah and adopt a pet!

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    Donate Your Vehicle to HSU


    Do you have a car, truck, boat or RV that you are considering donating?  There are many worthy causes that you can donate your vehicle to, but have you thought about donating it to the Humane Society of Utah? 
    It’s a little known fact, but the Humane Society of Utah is not supported by tax dollars or any government funding.  The Humane Society of Utah operates as a non-profit organization.  Donations by individuals and members as well as corporations and local businesses are what provide the much needed funds for HSU. 

    Anytime you make a donation to the Humane Society of Utah, you are helping to care for thousands of Utah animals who need food, shelter and the opportunity to be placed in a loving home.  HSU wants you to see how easy it is to receive to donate a vehicle and benefit from the maximum legal tax deductions and possibly a partial cash payment.

    The Humane Society of Utah works with ActionDonation.org.  By donating you vehicular item, you do not have to worry about selling the property yourself, mechanical repairs, liability issues or advertising expenses. The time consuming process of showing and selling your property to a complete stranger could pose a potential risk to you or your family. 

    ActionDonation.org will repair, refurbish, and properly prepare donated property for sale. The ultimate goal is to maximize the selling price. The importance of giving this kind of superior attention to improving donated property prior to sale significantly increases the chances for greater income for HSU. It also can dramatically increase the maximum legal tax deduction available for you, our generous donors.
    There is no charge to the donor for picking up vehicle donations.  Please keep in mind that donations can be picked up anywhere in the continental United States, so if you know of friends or family who might be considering donating a vehicle, let them know they can help our the Humane Society of Utah from the comfort of their own state.
    ActionDonation.org will provide a "no obligation" evaluation of your potential vehicle or other property donation. ActionDonation.org will do an evaluation on cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, RVs, jet skis, boats, planes, heavy equipment that you’d like to donate to the Humane Society of Utah.  If you are not sure if the item you have is able to be donated, please give ActionDonation.org a call.  They are a professional group who want to make this process as easy and rewarding for you. 
    Here are the 5 easy steps to donating a vehicle to the Humane Society of Utah via ActionDonation.org:

    1. Call our toll free number (866) 2-GIVING or (866) 244-8464.

    2. When you call, please have your title or registration handy to provide important information necessary to begin the donation process. All property must be transferable and free of liens.

    3. After ActionDonation.org has received all of the pertinent information including: year, make, model, VIN #, license #, correct spelling of name(s) from title, and description of property, pick up address, etc; then your information will be forwarded to our review committee to determine if the property is acceptable. If the property is acceptable, a pickup agent will contact you promptly to schedule a convenient date and time for pickup.

    4. At the time of pick up, you will be asked for the title and you will be required to sign any necessary transferring documents. At this point you will receive a temporary receipt for your donation.

    5. As soon as your property is sold you will receive your tax receipt.
    If you have questions about how to donate a vehicle, you can contact ActionDonation.org at (866) 2-GIVING.  Remember, when you donate a car, boat, RV or other property donation, you can improve the quality of life for the thousands of animals that the Humane Society of Utah shelters day to day.

    Friday, October 15, 2010

    Come to the 6th Annual Muttster Mash Saturday, October 16th!

    6th Annual Muttster Mash Saturday, October 16th.

    Dress your pet up, bring a potluck dish and celebrate an Autumn mash. All of you Utah chefs, come join us for our chili cook-off. There will be prizes for best chili!

    For more information please visit www.dogsrusslc.com or call them at (801) 485-PETS (7387)

    Event will be held at Dogs R Us located at 1458 S. Main Street in Salt Lake City from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

    Brought to you by: Dogs R Us - Equality Utah - Humane Society of Utah