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Humane Society of Utah Super Adoption Event at PetSmart June 17

HSU and PetSmart find homes for pets during shelter closure.

The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) announced its Dog Days (and cats) of Summer Super Adoption Event June 16-18 hosted at PetSmart located at 1830 S. 389 W. Salt Lake City, Utah. HSU dogs and cats are available for adoption Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. while the Humane Society of Utah adoption center is closed for their 5th Annual Wags to Wishes Gala. More than 70 dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and rabbits will be available at this PetSmart location. All animals available for adoption have been spayed/neutered, microchipped and have their first set of vaccinations. On Saturday, adoption fees are reduced to $50 for dogs, puppies and kittens. Rabbits and adult cats seven months and older are $10. Regular adoption fees apply on June 16 and 18.

“Since our adoption center will be closed Saturday for our gala fundraiser, we don’t want to miss the opportunity for any of our pets to be adopted,” said Jamie Usry, HSU director of development. “We’re discounting adoption fees to compensate for any inconvenience caused during our event and hope it encourages adoptions so that every animal brought to PetSmart finds a home.”

HSU adoption counselors are on location at PetSmart to help adopters find the right pet.

The Humane Society of Utah clinic, foster care and receiving departments will be open Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As a private nonprofit organization dependent on donations and support from the community, the Wags to Wishes Gala is on of the largest fundraisers for the Humane Society of Utah.

About the Humane Society of Utah

The Humane Society of Utah is dedicated to the elimination of pain, fear and suffering in all animals. Since 1960, the HSU has been sheltering homeless animals, fighting cruelty and neglect, and creating an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals across the state of Utah. HSU is the largest open-admissions shelter in the state and welcomes any companion animal that can legally be admitted. As a member of the No-Kill Utah ​(NKUT) Coalition, the HSU works hard to ensure that every healthy and treatable pet that enters the facility will be placed into a loving home. The Humane Society of Utah is a local, private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that does not receive any state tax dollars or government funding. HSU is funded by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses and foundations. Read more about the HSU online at


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