Dog Walking on a Sunny Day


All Volunteers must check in at the front desk before visiting with the animals. Please call and schedule a time and date beforehand if you are a group of FOUR or more. Children under 18 years of age MUST have an adult with them at all times. You must be over 18 years old to hold the leash of any canines.


We love having volunteers and often rely on their help for the success of events as well as the happiness of the animals. To volunteer for more than playing with the animals, please come in and fill out an application. We would love to have your help. You must be over the age of 18 to volunteer inside the shelter. Come help us out at regularly scheduled times- or whenever you have an hour or two to spare. Click here for a volunteer application


To volunteer at clinics/events you must be 16 years of age and available weeknights and Saturdays. Please email Carrie or call us at 801-851-4080.



With the high demand put on our employees and the number of animals entering our shelter, we find ourselves with cats and kittens that need more care than we have time for. We do not have around-the-clock staff to help abandoned, malnourished, newborn kittens in need.

The community can help us through our foster program. By taking these kittens into a home it gives them the best chance of survival and ultimately, adoption.

Currently our foster program at SUVAS mainly focuses on kittens and special need cats. Foster opportunities would generally be for:

                  A litter of orphaned kittens without a mother

                  Individually orphaned kittens

                  A mother cat with a litter of kittens, or

                  A medical recovery cat or kitten.

Fosters are required to fill out an application which will be reviewed by the shelter manager. Fosters must also watch a training video and answer a short set of questions about the video. Inquiring fosters will meet with our foster coordinator in order to become familiar with our procedures and to identify which type of fostering will be best for you and your home.

Are you ready to start helping us save lives?

Click HERE to begin.