At the Humane Society of Utah (HSU), we know that our pets are not merely animal companions, they are members of our family. Planning ahead for their safety and security in the event of our absence is a final way to honor their friendship.
Provisions for your pets should be included in your will or living trust the same way you would appoint a guardian to take care of your children. We know that it is not always possible to make arrangements with family members or friends to care for your pets, so we offer the option of designating HSU to be entrusted with the care of your animals through your will or trust. By leaving a gift of $25,000 or more to HSU, you qualify to enroll in this unique lifesaving program.
Because of the generous support of our donors, HSU does not euthanize any healthy or treatable animals. HSU takes great pride in placing animals left in our care with new loving families. We will do what is in the best interest of every animal and, if an animal is no longer comfortable with an acceptable quality of life or is a danger to society, euthanasia may be considered as a show of mercy. We offer you our promise that we will do the very best we can to care for your pet(s) as if they were our own.
How to Enroll
Please note that this program is for dogs, cats, and small animals only. This program is limited to four animals per family. More may be allowed on a case-by-case basis.