The past year has been challenging for animal rescue organizations. Since many people were homebound during the Covid pandemic, they brought cats and dogs into their homes for companionship. Now that they are back to work, many people find they don’t have the time to keep these new furry family members, so unfortunately, these animals find themselves kicked out of the only homes they’ve known or abandoned at animal shelters.
Since our founding, Paws for Life Utah has focused on rescuing animals who have been abandoned, are in critical need, and those at risk of being euthanized. Our incredible foster network, which grew by more than 30%, opened their hearts and homes to our dogs and cats to be sheltered and loved while awaiting adoption.
At Paws for Life Utah, we have created, and supported programs designed to keep pets with their owners and out of shelters to help address the root cause of pet homelessness for over a decade. These services have included transport to free and low-cost spaying and neutering, free pet behavior and training support, free pet food assistance, pre-adoption microchipping and vaccines, Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for community cats, and more. Your generous financial support of these crucial programs assures we can meet the growing needs that exist for pets and the people who love them.
Locally, vulnerable animals remain at risk despite the rising numbers of adoptions this year. While we celebrate these pets and their new loving families, we remain committed to investing in those programs that will help continue this critical lifesaving momentum. More than 1,300 animals have been helped through our adoption and TNR programs. Many of these animals required critical medical attention beyond their spay/neuters, microchips, and vaccines. But we can’t help these animals without your support.
Our compassionate and caring friends have stepped up in important ways as we continue to rescue and save lives. Help us continue to work towards our goal of achieving a No-Kill nation by 2025. Your gift today gives our pets hope for tomorrow. Thank you for supporting us!