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Posted By SLCo Animal Services
May 01, 2018

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May 2018

Thank You to Utah FACES     

Salt Lake County, UT –  After a successful, decade long run, the all-volunteer run nonprofit, Utah FACES (Friends for Animal Care and Effective Solutions) is moving their funding to an endowment. Utah FACES was created in 2008 to help provide live saving care and support for the thousands of animals that entered Salt Lake County Animal Services.

From the founder of Utah FACES, Don Porter, “Ten years ago we started Utah FACES out of a sincere love for animals and a real need to help Salt Lake County Animal Services work toward achieving success in its No-Kill mission. When we reached that achievement, we all celebrated.”

Over the years, Utah FACES has helped provide and build a variety of programs such as:

  • Free Fixes: Low-cost spay/neutering of thousands of animals
  • Injured Animal Fund: Provide live-saving surgeries for injured animals
  • Microchips: Thousands were purchased to ensure pets return home
  • Groom Transport: Pets taken to local groomers for a much-deserved spa day
“Along the way, we succeeded in funding real life enhancements for thousands of animals with vet clinic equipment, grooming services, microchip supplies, injured animal care, and spay/neuter surgeries,” says Porter.

Most importantly, this group of dedicated individuals spent hundreds of hours helping Salt Lake County Animal Services become the largest no-kill municipal shelter in Utah. Thanks to the hard work of the board and volunteers with Utah FACES, Salt Lake County Animal Services has been able to build sustainable programming that saves the lives of thousands of pets every year.

Moving forward without the support of Utah FACES, Salt Lake County Animal Services will continue to seek donations, grants, and other community partnerships to assist and change the lives of the pets (and their owners) in our community. Animal Services will sustain many of the programs that Utah FACES created: Groom Transport, Injured Animal Fund, Microchips, Adopt-A-Kennel, SpayGhetti & No Balls Fundraiser, and many others.

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